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All Children’s Specialty Physicians Announces Appointments to Medical Staff

January 20, 2009 (St. Petersburg, FL) All Children's Specialty Physicians (a subsidiary of All Children's Health System) welcomes the following new physicians to All Children's Hospital:

Nicole Chandler, M.D. has joined the pediatric general surgery program at All Children's Hospital.

Dr. Chandler is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, where she completed her general surgical residency. She also was a Research Fellow in Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and was principal investigator for a grant that focused on overcoming chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Chandler completed her fellowship in pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital and School of Medicine, Baltimore, with training in laparascopic and advanced miniature access surgery. She is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in pediatric general surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons.

Paul D. Danielson, M.D., FACS, FAAP has joined  the pediatric general surgery program at All Children's Hospital.

A graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Dr. Danielson completed his general surgery residency training at University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, where he earned awards for research and for humanism in medicine. Following a research fellowship in pediatric general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Danielson completed his pediatric surgery residency training at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Dr. Danielson was Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. At UMass Memorial Medical Center he served as an attending pediatric surgeon, Director of Pediatric Surgical Oncology and Associate Director of both the General Surgery Residency Program and the Pediatric Trauma Service. He also co-chaired the Pediatric Tumor Board and Surgical Education Committee for the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, where he was named Teacher of the Year for the Department of Surgery.

An Army Reservist since 1992, Dr. Danielson holds the rank of lieutenant colonel and is a decorated veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Danielson is board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery.  He is a member of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group and the Children's Oncology Group. 

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All Children's Hospital is the only freestanding children's hospital on Florida's West Coast and a leader in pediatric treatment, education, research and advocacy.  It has consistently ranked among America's top 25 children's hospitals in comparative studies done by Child Magazine, which rated All Children's Hospital as the best in Florida in 2007. And independent evaluator Charity Navigator recognizes its fundraising arm, the All Children's Hospital Foundation, with four stars - its highest rating for fiscal responsibility.  The mission of this private, not-for-profit hospital is rooted in its beginnings as Florida's first Crippled Children's Hospital for polio victims. All Children's understands that it's not enough to treat disease -- that true progress comes from teaching and research to cure disease. All Children's shares its pediatric expertise through research & education affiliations with the University of South Florida (USF Health) as well as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

As a regional referral center for children with some of the most challenging medical problems, All Children's draws patients from throughout Florida, all 50 states and 36 foreign countries. Growing regional demand is such that construction is now underway on a new hospital and outpatient center to replace the current 40-year old facility. When completed in 2009, it will represent nearly a million square feet of space dedicated to state-of-the-art pediatric healthcare.

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