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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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I've had not one, but two children be under the care of Dr. Nicholson. We absolutely love her. Love her demeanor, her bedside manner, the time that she takes with us and the patience. She answers all of my questions, even if they're repeat from previous visits. She does not care. We absolutely cannot recommend her enough. She is phenomenal.

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We are eternally grateful for an exceptional Care Team at Dayton Children's Endocrinology Clinic period. They are outstanding and Top Notch physician led team that should be emulated across the entire United States of America period.

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Dayton Childrens nurse and stuff makes you feel at home!!!! Love them

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We love Dr. Nicholson! She's the best endocrinologist ever. Thank you.

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