Dava Szalda, MD, MSHP, is the Program Director of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, the Co-Director of the Transition to Adulthood Program, and an attending physician in the Division of Oncology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Szalda D, Steinway C, Greenberg A, Quinn S, Stollon N, Wu K, Trachtenberg S, Jan S. Developing a Hospital-Wide Transition Program for Young Adults With Medical Complexity. J Adolesc Health. 2019 Jul 2. pii: S1054-139X(19)30229-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.04.008. [Epub ahead of print]
Psihogios AM, Schwartz LA, Deatrick JA, Ver Hoeve ES, Anderson LM, Wartman EC, Szalda D. Preferences for cancer survivorship care among adolescents and young adults who experienced healthcare transitions and their parents. J Cancer Surviv. 2019 Jul 4. doi: 10.1007/s11764-019-00781-x. [Epub ahead of print]
Razon AN, Greenberg A, Trachtenberg S, Stollon N, Wu K, Ford L, El-Hage L, Quinn S, Szalda D. A Multidisciplinary Transition Consult Service: Patient Referral Characteristics. J Pediatr Nurs. 2019 Jul - Aug;47:136-141. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2019.04.021. Epub 2019 May 24.
Sadak KT, Szalda D, Lindgren BR, Kinahan KE, Eshelman-Kent D, Schwartz LA, Henderson T, Freyer DR. Transitional care practices, services, and delivery in childhood cancer survivor programs: A survey study of U.S. survivorship providers. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Aug;66(8):e27793. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27793. Epub 2019 May 16.
Psihogios AM, Pauly-Hubbard H, Schwartz L, Ginsberg JP, Hobbie W, Szalda D. Understanding and Improving Knowledge of Cancer Survivorship Care Among College Providers. J Cancer Educ. 2018 Oct;33(5):1075-1081. doi: 10.1007/s13187-017-1208-5.
Wu K, Szalda D, Trachtenberg S, Jan S. Transitioning From "Sick Kid" to Community Health Worker: Building Better Bridges to Adult Care. Pediatrics. 2018 Aug;142(2). pii: e20180962. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-0962. Epub 2018 Jul 3.
Szalda D, Schapira MM, Jacobs LA, Palmer SC, Vachani C, Metz J, Hill-Kayser C. Survivorship Care Planning for Young Adults After Cancer Treatment: Understanding Care Patterns and Patient-Reported Outcomes. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2018 Aug;7(4):430-437. doi: 10.1089/jayao.2017.0112. Epub 2018 Mar 23.
Schwartz LA, Hamilton JL, Brumley LD, Barakat LP, Deatrick JA, Szalda DE, Bevans KB, Tucker CA, Daniel LC, Butler E, Kazak AE, Hobbie WL, Ginsberg JP, Psihogios AM, Ver Hoeve E, Tuchman LK. Development and Content Validation of the Transition Readiness Inventory Item Pool for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 Oct 1;42(9):983-994. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx095. Review.
Berens JC, Jan S, Szalda D, Hanna CM. Young Adults With Chronic Illness: How Can We Improve Transitions to Adult Care? Pediatrics. 2017 May;139(5). pii: e20170410. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-0410. Epub 2017 Apr 12.
Szalda D, Piece L, Brumley L, Li Y, Schapira MM, Wasik M, Hobbie WL, Ginsberg JP, Schwartz LA. Associates of Engagement in Adult-Oriented Follow-Up Care for Childhood Cancer Survivors. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Feb;60(2):147-153. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.08.018. Epub 2016 Oct 27.
Szalda D, Schwartz L, Schapira MM, Jacobs L, Kim E, Vachani C, Metz J, Hill-Kayser C. Internet-Based Survivorship Care Plans for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Pilot Study. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2016 Dec;5(4):351-354. Epub 2016 Jun 3.
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
2012-present, American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
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