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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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Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients only. For follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please 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 wonderful! She explained things clearly and answered all of my sons questions.

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We are grateful for our entire treatment team. Our provider is knowledgeable, empowering, and a fantastic asset to the endocrinology clinic in Dayton, Ohio.

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I would like to just compliment Dr. Nicholson and her thoroughness in taking care of my child's needs. I thought that even though it was a telehealth communication over this last visit that it went very well. I do look forward to getting back to the normal pattern of things but considering the circumstances I thought she did very well and I appreciate also how she was willing to work with us on how my child's care is handled and what we feed her and that kind of thing. She's willing to listen to us and give us a say in how things go. So I really appreciate that.

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We've been seeing Dr. Nicholson for almost 7 years and she's amazing. She's awesome. I couldn't say anything else better about her. She's out an outstanding doctor.

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