Krista Ray, FNP
Sr. Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics-Nephrology

Graduate School :
  • MSN, Illinois State University (1999)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSN, Illinois Wesleyan University (IL) (1993)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Nephrology

Professional Titles

  • Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on how blood pressure control can improve and preserve kidney function.


  • Senior Instructor (2017)
    College of Nursing, University of Colorado - Denver
    Pediatric undergraduate didactic instructor with clinical oversite.

Professional Memberships

  • National Kidney Foundation, Member of the Kidney Advocacy Committee and Council of Advanced Practitioners

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Children’s Colorado Outpatient Care at Briargate
4125 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Pediatric Nephrology (2007)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certification (2000)
  • Advanced Practic Nurse, Board Certification (1999)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Proteinuria
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Disease
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Stones
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - High Blood Pressure
  • Heart and Circulation
Clinical Interests
As a nephrology provider for over 10 years, I am experienced in treating children of all ages, including newborns and young adults, with acute and/or chronic kidney disease. I am also interested in the management of children with high blood pressure.

Care Philosophy
I believe in a family centered approach to caring for children with kidney disease. I believe patient and family education is essential for fostering a team approach to treatment and overall health.

Personal Interests
I recently relocated from Chicago and the weather and outdoor lifestyle of Colorado is fantastic! I enjoy hiking and skiing.

Volunteer Activities
For the past 3 years I have been actively involved with the National Kidney Foundation in a variety of volunteer roles. I participate in local fundraising and community screening events for kidney disease. In addition, I am a state representative for advocacy efforts that support research and awareness of kidney disease at the national level. I was previously involved with the Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois as a Wish Granter for 10 years.

Public Speaking
Local, regional, and national lectures on pediatric nephrology topics for healthcare providers.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MSN, Illinois State University (1999)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSN, Illinois Wesleyan University (IL) (1993)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Nephrology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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