Melissa Rearson, MSN, CRNP

Melissa Rearson, MSN, CRNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Diabetes Center for Children and the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Improving each family’s access to technology that would help them to manage diabetes, Use of insulin pumps in pediatric patients, Use of the internet for helping families to obtain information about diabetes
Locations: Specialty Care, Abington; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia, S. Goddard Blvd.
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background


    Andrews Rearson M. A Case Study: Multiple Endocrine Disorders in a Patient with Down Syndrome. Poster, Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society, 2006.

    Moser J, Willi S, He W, Abraham M, Allegretto R, Rearson M, Giannantonio J. Impact of a Pediatric Insulin Pump Program on Clinical Outcomes. Poster, American Diabetes Association, 2006

    Original Papers

    Rearson MA, McKnight-Menci H, Steinkrauss L. Neonatal diabetes: current trends in diagnosis and management. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2011 Jan-Feb;36(1):17-22; quiz 23-4.

    Posters and Presentations

    Diabetes Update: Type1 & Type 2 Diabetes, National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners/PA Del Val chapter meeting, May 2003.

    Diabetes Update: Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Advanced Nursing Conference, May 2004.

    Insulin Pumps at School, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, School Nurse Conference, October 2004.

    Diabetes Medication Update, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, APN Pharmacology Lecture Series, September 2005.

    Diabetes Update 2005: Type 1 Diabetes, Society of Pediatric Nurses Regional Nursing Conference in Philadelphia, November 2005.

    Type 1 & 2 Diabetes Updates and New Therapies, Advanced Practice Nursing Conference, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, April 2006.

    The Rollercoaster of Glucose Metabolism, Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society Convention, Cincinnati, OH, April, 16, 2008.

    New Therapeutics in Type 1 Diabetes, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Advanced Practice Nursing Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 1, 2008.

    Advances in School Nursing, National School Nurse Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, July 15, 2008.

    Kathyrn Murphy, PhD, RN, Rena Bernstein, MSN, RN, Marianne Buzby, MSN, CPNP, Shayne Dougherty, MSN, CRNP, Carol Howe, MSN, RN, Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Kenneth Lown, MSN, CPNP, Heather

    McKnight-Menci, MSN, CRNP, Joanne Moser, MSN, CRNP, Christina Preis, MSN, CPNP, Melissa Rearson, MSN, CPNP, Sakeenah Sababu, MSN, CRNP: Programming for Pediatric Diabetes Management: A Model of Nursing Intervention, Oral Presentation, Society for Pediatric Nursing, April, 2005.

  • Education and Training

    Additional Training

    MSN - University of Pennsylvania

    Board Certification

    Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

    Undergraduate Degree

    BSN - University of Pennsylvania

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Departments and Services