Lisa  Herbinger
Associate Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing
1546 CHS Building 1

2018 was my 40th anniversary year as an RN, 28th at Children's of Alabama, 24th as a CRNA and 5th at Samford University. My RN background is neonatal ICU/transport and my only anesthesia practice has been at Children's of Alabama. In 2013, I began a new career in teaching and lecturing for professional meetings. In 2017, my manuscript Evidence Based Use of Cuffed Endotracheal Tubes in Children was published in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. My husband Greg and I have 4 grown children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. During down time, you will find us at Smith Lake. I have so many to thank for so many things and am blessed beyond measure. Hebrews 12:1-2

Degrees and Certifications

  • D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M.S.N., Samuel Merritt
  • Post–B.S. Certification/Nurse Anesthesia, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • R.N., St. Vincent’s School of Nursing


  • Pediatric and neonatal critical care and anesthesia
  • Anesthesia induced neuroapoptosis
  • Trauma/Coagulopathy
  • Evidence based practice

Awards and Honors

  • Most Outstanding 2013 Graduate (doctoral, UAB)
  • Most Outstanding 2013 Project, (doctoral, Sigma Theta Tau)
  • Most Outstanding 2009 Graduate (master’s, Samuel Merritt)
  • Children’s of Alabama 2006 Clinical Excellence Award
  • Summa Cum Laude graduate, 1994, UAB


  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

Recent Publications

  • Herbinger L. A. (2018). Evidence based use of cuffed endotracheal tubes in children. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 33(5), 590-600. doi:10.1016/j.jopan.2017.07.001

Recent Presentations

  • Evidence Based Use of Sugammadex in Children (AANA, 2019)
  • Minimizing Post-Extubation Laryngeal Edema in Children (AANA, 2018)
  • TXA for Pediatric Trauma (AANA, 2017)
  • Peds Anesthesia Pharm Update (ALANA, 2018)
  • Anesthesia Effects on the Developing Brain (CRNA Webinars, 2017)

Research Areas:

  • Pediatric airway management
  • TXA for pediatric surgery and trauma