Danielle Nicholson, DO

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Danielle Nicholson, DO, is an attending physician at Primary Care, CHOP Campus and the Medical Director of the Spina Bifida Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Spina Bifida, Care of children with complex medical needs, General pediatrics
Locations: Primary Care, CHOP Campus; Primary Care, Media; Primary Care, Drexel Hill; Primary Care, Broomall

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Dr. Nicholson is a board-certified pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University and her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she served as an attending physician at CHOP Primary Care Main Campus and as the medical director of CHOP’s Spina Bifida Program.  Dr. Nicholson’s passion for primary care stems from the long-term bond formed between children, families, and their doctor and the opportunity to watch children grow, develop, and thrive.  Dr. Nicholson’s professional interests include caring for children with complex medical conditions, positive parenting techniques, and promotion of early childhood literacy.

Dr. Nicholson lives in Wallingford with her husband and two young children. She enjoys reading, cooking, and gardening but her greatest joy is spending time with her children.   

Education and Training

Medical School

DO - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY

Internship

Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

Residency

Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Medical Director, Spina Bifida Program

Clinical Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2012

Walters D, Betensky M. An Unresponsive 3-Year-Old Girl With an Unusual Whine. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Sep; 28 (9): 943-946.

2011

Walters, D, Burjonrappa, S, Chun, K. Imperforate Anus, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Horseshoe Kidney, and Pulmonary Sling Complex: Case Description. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Sep; 46 (9): e5-e7.

Posters and Presentations

2021

Nicholson, D. 2021. From Gestation to Graduation: Successes and Challenges of CHOP’s Spina Bifida Program, Spina Bifida Association National Clinical Care Meeting. Philadelphia, PA (virtual), June 5. Talk.

2019

Nicholson, D. 2019. Implementing Care Coordination Tools into CHOP’s Multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Program, Spina Bifida Association National Clinical Care Meeting. Chicago IL, June 29. Panel Discussion.

Awards and Honors

2015, CHOP Care Grant
2014, Teddy Bedrossian Compassionate Care Award
2012, Graduated with honors, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
2005, Dean's List, Pennsylvania State University

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2012-present, American Academy of Pediatrics