Maureen F. Edelson, MD


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

I am the president of a nonprofit organization established in memory of my brother, Michael, who died at a young age. Our mission is to provide education and home repairs for the underprivileged. I believe, and I teach my kids, that volunteerism and community service must be an integral part of our lives.

Why I Treat Children

I was introduced to pediatrics at an early age because my mom is a neonatologist, and I always enjoyed going to work with her when I was a child. I would also accompany my dad to work and loved to watch him perform open heart surgery. Working with children has always been natural for me, so pediatrics is a great fit.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m passionate about giving kids a chance to succeed, regardless of their medical condition. When I see my patients who are survivors and they tell me they have resumed playing their favorite sport, graduated from high school or college, are attending nursing school or medical school, getting married, having their first child... such news gives me pause to be grateful for the privilege to care for so many heroes.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Children's National Medical Center, 1996

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Christiana Care Health System, 1993

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Hahnemann Medical College, 1990

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2014 Delaware Today magazine, Top Doctors

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • 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 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
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • 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/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Cancer Care
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma

Medical Interests

  • Blood serology
  • Blood stem cell immunology
  • Blood stem cell processing quality and safety
  • Blood transfusion quality and safety
  • Cancer research ethics
  • Human tissue implant quality and safety
  • Stem cell processing
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Transplant programs

  • English