Dava Szalda, MD

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 School

MD - State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

Internship

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric 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 Certification

Internal Medicine
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MSHP - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Director, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2015

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.

Abstracts

2015

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 Presentations

2015

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