Charles N. Paidas, MD, MBA

Surgery

Primary Office

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

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

Dr. Charles Paidas is chief of the Division of Pediatric General Surgery. He's been a medical school vice dean and professor, invited lecturer, researcher, author and editor of major medical journals. He's board-certified in general surgery, pediatric surgery and surgical critical care, and has treated kids and teens for more than 30 years.

Why I Treat Children

Everything starts with childhood. I've always been fascinated with children — and families as a whole. I'm very interested in the role of healthy families in the greater framework of society.  Another subject that fascinates me is embryology (the study of babies while they grow and develop in the womb) and the health of babies before they're even born.   

What I'm Passionate About

I'm passionate about us delivering valuable, team-based, safe health care for children.  And I'm passionate about training future physicians, and believe that a hospital’s participation in good, solid graduate medical education (programs that train medical school graduates in their residencies and fellowships) is a big asset to the organization — and to patients and families — providing real benefits in the enhanced quality of care that it helps achieve.  

How I Try to Make A Difference

In addition to caring for children, one way I work to make a difference is through my emphasis on faculty development, including areas such as physician wellness and professionalism. I also try to make a difference in the field of medicine through my participation and membership in The Society of University Surgeons and The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.  

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Surgery - Johns Hopkins University Program-Surgery, 1991
  • Pediatric Surgery Research - Johns Hopkins University Program-Surgery, 1989
  • Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1985

Residency

  • General Surgery - New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Ctr, 1987

Internship Residency

  • General Surgery - New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Ctr, 1983

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - New York Medical College, 1981

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery

Awards & Recognition

  • 2017 Best Doctors in America/Top Pediatric Surgeons, U.S. News & World Report
  • 2017 Top Cancer Doctors in the U.S., Newsweek
  • 2017 America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly
  • 2017 America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
  • 2017 Florida Super Doctors
  • 2016 Best Doctors/Top Pediatric Surgeons, U.S. News & World Report
  • 2016 Top Cancer Doctors in the U.S., Newsweek
  • 2016 America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly
  • 2016 America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
  • 2016 Florida Super Doctors
  • 2015 Best Doctors/Top Pediatric Surgeons, U.S. News & World Report
  • 2015 Top Cancer Doctors in the U.S., Newsweek
  • 2015 America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly
  • 2015 America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
  • 2015 Top Pediatric Surgeon, Castle Connolly
  • 2015 Florida Super Doctors
  • 2014 Top Cancer Doctors in the U.S., Newsweek
  • 2014 Top 1 Percent Pediatric Surgeons USA
  • 2014 America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly
  • 2014 America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
  • 2014 Florida Super Doctors
  • 2013 Top 1 Percent Pediatric Surgeons USA
  • 2013 America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly
  • 2013 America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
  • 2013 Florida Super Doctors
  • 2012 Top 1 Percent Pediatric Surgeons USA
  • 2012 America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly
  • 2012 America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/EPO/POS
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas DE - PENNSYLVANIA SPECIALISTS ONLY
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO
  • 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 PPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Global Medical Mangment NJ
  • 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
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC MCAID/CHIP PA DE
  • UPMC Medicaid
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Abdominal Masses
  • Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Breast Disorders
  • Burn Care
  • Chest Wall Disorders
  • Gall Bladder Disease
  • Hernias and Hydroceles
  • Wound Care

Research Activities

Dr. Paidas’ research efforts have revolved around:

 

  • A database of the stages of development of babies developing in the womb 
  • Heat shock proteins and inflammation
  • Hypoxic pulmonary hypertension (a disorder affecting blood vessels in the lungs)
  • Childhood injury
  • Role of coaching in graduate medical education (for medical students)

Medical Interests

  • Our health care system and our processes of delivering great care
  • The role of healthy families in society
  • Physician/faculty development and graduate medical education

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish