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3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Research Topics
Dava Szalda, MD, MSHP
Dava Szalda
Attending Physician

Dr. Szalda's research focuses on the transition from pediatric to adult care for young adults with medical complexity and cancer survivorship.


Education and Training

BS, Syracuse University (Bioengineering), 2003

MD, Stony Brook Medical School, 2007

MSHP, University of Pennsylvania (Health Policy), 2015

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine Pediatrics Residency Program

Co-Director, Transition To Adult Care (MINT) Consult Service

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007-

American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 2012-

Society of General Internal Medicine, 2016-


Professional Awards

Teddy J. Bedrossian Compassionate Care Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2009

Teaching Fellow of the Year Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics Faculty Honor Roll, 2017, 2018

Publication Highlights

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. PMID: 28299542
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. PMID: 29570983
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; 42(9):983-994. PMID: 29046041
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