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Yelena Nicholson, DO, Program Director

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pediatric diabetes (type I, II, mody), prediabetes, diabetes technologies, hyperinsulinism, pediatric obesity


Dr. Nicholson is a pediatric endocrinologist at Dayton Children's. She attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine to receive her DO. She completed her residency at Good Samaritan/Winthrop Hospital in Long Island, NY, then her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York.

Dr. Nicholson is passionate about caring for children with diabetes, and helping kids achieve a healthy weight. She enjoys working at Dayton Children's because it is small enough that every child receives personalized care, but large enough to provide the best, modern treatments.


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Due to COVID-19, online scheduling availability may be limited. To schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment, call 937-641-4000.

education and training

  • medical school: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri
  • residency: Good Samaritan/Winthrop Hospital, Long Island, NY
  • fellowship: Pediatric endocrinology, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York
  • board certification: Pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I feel very passionate about diabetes and children and want to make sure children learn to lead full, healthy lives with diabetes. I am also very passionate about healthy weight in children and weight loss strategies.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

my husband grew up in Dayton and we love Dayton and its people.

Dayton Children's is special because...

it is a great place to work- big enough to have all best and modern treatments available and small enough that every child gets personal attention from doctors and nurses.

ratings and reviews

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Dr.Nicholson was very informative, cared about my child's overall health. She made suggestions, encouraged and provided great service ! My daughter prefers her as her Endocrinologist!

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The only downside to the appointment was the time it took to see the doctor. Appointment was at 2:00 and we didnt see th dr until 3pm. She seemed to rush through everything then and was in a hurry.

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Dr. Nicholson is always patient and always a very good listener and she gets her point across very well. We enjoyed having her as a doctor.

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I feel that Dr. Nicholson treats us like she would treat her own child. She's very, very compassionate and caring, and she seems like we are family. I would never want to go anywhere else and I hope that I never have to. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the care she has given us since my daughter has been 4 it is been a (INAUDIBLE) enough to have her as our doctor.

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