Allan R. De Jong, MD

Child Advocacy

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

As a kid, I enjoyed science, particularly biology. I also had a strong desire to help people, which is why I chose medicine. Today, my expertise is in child abuse pediatrics, where I medically evaluate children for abuse or neglect, and help differentiate accidental from inflicted (abusive) injuries.

Why I Treat Children

During my first year in medical school, I was fortunate to get to know Dr. Lee Salk, a well-known child psychologist. His influence stimulated my interest in the physical and emotional well-being of children. From then on, after working with remarkably resilient children, I know I made the right choice.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m passionate about preventing accidental and abusive childhood injuries. I like to help improve parenting skills and talk about effective and appropriate discipline.

Education & Training


  • Pediatrics - University of Rochester Medical Center, 1978

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Cornell University School of Medicine, 1974

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition

  • 2014 Best Doctors in America
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • 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
  • 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 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

Medical Interests

  • Accidental and abusive injury
  • Parenting skills
  • Preventing child abuse

  • English