Elizabeth Ann O'Donnell, MD

Consultative Pediatrics

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Get to Know Me

Dr. Elizabeth O’Donnell is a neonatologist at duPont Hospital for Children and education coordinator for the joint fellowship program with Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Christiana Care Health System. She is a leader for the Fellows’ Organization and a member of the hospital’s Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Why I Treat Children

Caring for children is a humbling honor and privilege. Parents place what they hold most dearly to them in our care, fully and willingly. In neonatology, we get the opportunity to care for children at a most vulnerable time. We are the first line of support in a life-altering, emotional time. 

What I'm Passionate About

I am passionate about advocating for the health and safety of children — both my own patients and, through my work with the American Academy of Pediatrics, all children. I’m also passionate about educating students, residents, fellows and the families of all my patients.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I am part of a number of committees at the hospital, which allows me to help and improve the care we deliver within my organization. I also am on the TinyBabyCommittee of the ChristianaCareHospitalSystem, working to provide the utmost care at the time most needed and to facilitate the transfer from their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to ours when needed. In addition, I try to participate in different trips, as part of the Global Health programs, to provide medical care in other countries such as Rwanda and Haiti. 

Education & Training


  • Neonatology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2017

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Jefferson Medical College/Alfred I. duPont Hosp., 2014

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Temple University School of Medicine, 2011

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc Contiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc NONContiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

Medical Interests

  • Extreme prematurity
  • Quality improvement in the NICU

  • English