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Maureen Dever, MSN, CRNP, CDCES, PPCNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner in the Diabetes Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes, Pediatric type 2 diabetes, Depression and psychosocial aspects of diabetes metabolic syndrome, Growth hormone and growth hormone devices, General endocrine disorders
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Specialty Care, Abington; Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Maureen is an experienced Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Diabetes and Endocrinology and she has worked in this clinical subspecialty for many years.  Prior experiences include being a clinic provider in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes clinics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She has prior research experience in diabetes and as a research coordinator for growth hormone studies in the past. She also serves as clinical adjunct faculty at Drexel University in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. She is an active member of the Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Society (PENS), and is currently serving as a Board Member in the position of Director. She is active on the PENS research committee, and has been a committee chair in the past. She is also currently serving as PENS column editor for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing (JPN) and serves as an expert reviewer for JPN for topics such as pediatric endocrinology, diabetes, obesity, and depression.

Maureen is passionate about diabetes and endocrinology and caring for her patients in clinic. She has been active presenting lectures, research abstract and poster presentations.  She has been an advocate for depression screening in patients with diabetes. 

Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP-BC)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN, RN - Temple University, College of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN, CRNP in Pediatrics - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Depression and diabetes

Type 1 and 2 diabetes in children


Pumps and devices




Dever, M. (2016). Screening for Depression in Adolescents with Diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Vol.31(1). January-February, 2016, Pages 117-119.


E.A. Suarez, C.B, d’Alva, A. Campbell, J. Miller-Horn, M. Dever, E. Faerber, B.B. Medonca, A.C. Latronica, and F. DeLuca. Absence of Mutation in the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Receptor Gene in Severe Primary Hypothyroidism Associated with Gonadal Hyperstimulation. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Aug;20(8):923-31.

Posters and Presentations


Dever, M. (2015). Discrepancies Between A1C Values and Blood Glucose Levels Reported in Glucometers: What Are We Missing? Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Vol. 30 (2), March-April, 2015. Published abstract and presented poster at PENS 2015 Convention in Savannah, Georgia.

Awards and Honors

2016, Awarded Outstanding Reviewer Status, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Top 10% for number of articles reviewed

2013, Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Society’s (PENS) Research Poster Second Place

2006, Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Society’s (PENS) Research Poster First Place winner

2004, Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Society’s (PENS) Research Poster First Place winner

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2017-present, Editor, PENS Column, Journal of Pediatric Nursing

2017-present, Expert Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Nursing