Dava Szalda, MD Dava Szalda, MD, is an Attending Physician in the Division of Oncology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of Expertise: Cancer survivorship, Adolescent and young adult care Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY InternshipInternal Medicine and Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA ResidencyInternal Medicine and Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA FellowshipPediatric Hematology-Oncology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Training - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Board CertificationInternal MedicinePediatricsGraduate DegreeMSHP - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Titles and Academic Titles Attending PhysicianDirector, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency ProgramAssistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Conditions Treated Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)Hodgkin Lymphoma Departments and Services Cancer Center Leukemia and Lymphoma ProgramChildhood Cancer Survivorship Program Publications Papers2015 Szalda D, Jimenez E, Long J, Ni A, Shea J, Jan S. Healthcare system supports for young adult patients with pediatric-onset chronic conditions: A qualitative study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. J Pediatr Nurs. 2015 January - February;30(1):126-132 2013 Szalda D. Brumley LD, Danielson CK, Schwartz LA. Exploratory analyses of substance use in adolescents with and without cancer. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2013 June;2(2):77-82. Carver JR, Szalda D, Ky B. Asymptomatic cardiac toxicity in long-term cancer survivors: defining the population and recommendations for surveillance. Semin Oncol. 2013 Apr;40(2):229-38. Abstracts2015 Szalda D, Pultman S, Sullivan J, Reilly A, Schwartz L, Bakarat L. Improving Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Care in Oncology: The effect of educational programming for nurses on practices and comfort with AYA patients. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine 2015 meeting. 2014 Szalda D, Steinway C, Stollon N, Trachtenberg S. Reach for College: A Group Mentoring Program for adolescents with chronic illness. Heath Care Transition Research Consortium Meeting. October 2014. Houston, Texas. Szalda D, Pultman S. Title: AYA Sexual Health In Oncology: Workshop. Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers Meeting. April 2014. Philadelphia, PA. Szalda D, Pultman S, Reilly A, Schwartz L, Bakarat L. Title: AYA Sexual Health In Oncology: Current Practices And Quality Improvement. American Psychosocial Oncology Society Meeting. February 2014. Tampa, FL. Jan S, Szalda D, Jimenez M. Elderly adults with dementia and young adults with developmental disabilities: Internist perspectives on similarities and differences in care. Society for General Internal Medicine. April 2013. Denver CO. 2013 Szalda D, Jan S, Jimenez M, Long J Ni Amelia Shea J. Healthcare system supports for internists caring for young adult patients with pediatric onset chronic illness: a qualitative study. Society for General Internal Medicine Meeting. April 2013. Denver, CO. Posters and Presentations2015 Szalda D, Steinway C, Stollon N, JDiianni J, Brown L, Trachtenberg S. Poster and Oral Presentation. Program Description: REACH (Rapport, Empowerment and Advocacy through Connections and Health). Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine 2015 meeting. 2014 Szalda D, Pierce L, Hobbie W, Ginsberg J, Brumley L, Wasik M, Schwartz L. Follow-up care and cancer related communication with providers among young adult survivors of childhood cancer after transfer to adult care. Poster. International Society of Paediatric Oncology. October 2014. Toronto, Canada. Schwartz, LA, Barakat, LP, Daniel, L, Dowshen, N, Butler, ES, Hobbie, WL, Kersun, L, Wasik, M, Pierce, L, Szalda D, Brumley, LD, Li, Y, Bonafide, C. (June, 2014). Department of Pediatrics Chair’s Initiative: Proof of concept of an infrastructure for text messaging interventions at CHOP. (Poster and oral presentation at Quality and Patient Safety, CHOP, Philadelphia, PA) Awards and Honors 2012, Teaching Fellow of the Year Award, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 2009, Teddy J Bedrossian Compassionate Care Award, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 2007, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Stony Brook Medical School 2003, Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society 2003, Remembrance Scholar, Syracuse University Editorial and Academic Positions Academic and Institutional Committees 2015-present, Pediatrics Residency Clinical Competency Committee/Resident Mentoring Program 2014, Penn Workgroup: Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care 2013-2015, Heme-onc Fellowship Committee, Fellow representative 2011-present, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, Interviewer 2011-present, Pediatrics Residency Program, Interviewer 2007-present, Transition Special Interest Group Leadership and Memberships Memberships in Professional Organizations 2012-present, American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.