King of Prussia Diabetes Team: Wednesday Koalas
Meet the team that will care for diabetes patients on Wednesdays at CHOP Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia.
Endocrinologist: Chris Gibson, MD
Dr. Gibson joined our division in 2016, and has been working with children and families with endocrine and diabetes disorders at the Buerger Center on the Philadelphia Campus and in the Bucks County Specialty Care Center. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science, and from Creighton University School of Medicine in 2010 with his MD. He completed his General Pediatrics internship and residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, followed by Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes fellowship training at CHOP. Dr. Gibson spends half of his time working in the hospital on the diabetes and hyperglycemia consultation service, seeing children with blood sugar disorders caused by type 1 and type 2 diabetes, steroid treatments, cystic fibrosis, monogenic diabetes and stress of illnesses. His favorite memories during Endocrinology training were his summertime Diabetes Camp experiences at Camp Setebaid, of which he served as medical director in 2018 and 2019.
Nurse Practitioners: Melissa Rearson, MSN, CRNP and Michelle McLoughlin, MSN, CRNP
Melissa Rearson, MSN, CRNP, has been a member of our division since 1993. She graduated with her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. Her specialties include helping families find their own journey with diabetes using tools and tips to help along the way. She advocates for families to be able to use all of the resources and technology possible to achieve their diabetes goals. Melissa is also our liaison to the CHOP Public Relations team and works with the Diabetes Center to help patients and families to learn and connect outside of the traditional clinic setting. She leads our participation in Diabetes Camp annually.
Michelle McLoughlin, MSN, CRNP, graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then began her career as a staff nurse on the inpatient endocrine floor at CHOP (5 West B), where she worked closely with new onset diabetes patients and their families. In 2015, Michelle graduated from the Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Nursing. She then began working as a pediatric nurse practitioner as a member of the Adrenal and Puberty Center at CHOP, where her specialties included growth and puberty development. She currently lives in Phoenixville with her husband, 2-year-old daughter, dog and two cats. She is excited to be joining the Diabetes Center for Children and looks forward to working with your family!
Diabetes Educator: Regina Taddeo, BSN, MA
Regina Taddeo, BSN, MA, has been a member of the division since 2013 and works with families in several CHOP Specialty Care Centers. She graduated with a BSN from Villanova University and MA in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University. Her specialty is pediatric diabetes and is certified insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) trainer.
Social Worker: Alison Huang
Nutrition: Megan Robinson, MS, RD, CDCES, CSSD, LDN
Megan Robinson, MS, RD, CDCES, CSSD, LDN, has been a registered dietitian/nutritionist since 1994 and has worked at Children Hospital of Philadelphia since 2001. She is a board-certified specialist sports dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist, focusing her practice on sports nutrition, cardiovascular health and diabetes education. Megan received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at the University of Vermont and Master of Science in Exercise Physiology at West Chester University. In her free time, Megan enjoys training and competing in marathons, coaching distance runners, hiking with her husband and spending time with her family.
Psychologist: Julie Gettings (BGR)
A Team Approach
At the Diabetes Center for Children, we use a coordinated team approach to help your family achieve better control of diabetes. Each of our specialists helps your family navigate the different types of challenges you may face. Learn more about team member roles.