close   X

Yelena Nicholson, DO, Program Director


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.


schedule an appointment

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

Question Rating Breakdown

star star star star star

Provider Rating


















star star star star star

Dr. Nicholson is absolutely wonderful. She goes through everything with myself and my husband. She really breaks down for us to understand type one diabetes. And then also just encourages us, and tell us how wonderful we're doing when we need to call and talk through it anytime. If she isn't available to talk her nurse, it's wonderful. I just truly appreciate her and the resources that she's given us has been wonderful. We're very thankful to have Dr. Nicholson.

star star star star star

Dr. Nicholson is great and we enjoy our visits with her as much as anyone can enjoy a doctor visit. The staff at Dayton Children's has always been great.

star star star star star

Dr. Nicholson is an amazing doctor. She always treat my son with the utmost kindness and I feel she definitely cares about his well- being.

star star star star star

Dr. Nicholson is a fantastic physician. She has treated my son for juvenile diabetes, but she's also treated my son, through the loss of her dad and I see her as a physician that treats the patient holistically so most definitely I would recommend her

Load more testimonials...

view all doctors