Deborah Ann Davis, MD

Cardiac Critical Care

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’m a Delaware Valley native who knew at age 4, that I wanted to go to medical school. I married my high school sweetheart, and our family includes biological, adopted, and foster children. As an intensivist, I wear two hats at duPont Hospital for Children: pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist and Medical Director of the Cardiac ICU.

Why I Treat Children

Medicine is a perfect way to combine my love of science and my desire to have a career serving others. Children are a joy to treat because they’re so resilient, and they confront life with whatever life hands them. Caring for children is in line with my priorities.

What I'm Passionate About

I live by the philosophy that, “we can never feel the pinch of someone else’s shoes,” That is, we just don’t know what it’s like to be in someone else’s position. It’s important to avoid being judgmental. I would also like to see medicine move back toward the art of pure healing.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I think we can make the biggest difference by listening, by understanding a patient’s and family’s story. Their needs come first.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Anesthesiology/CCM - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1986


  • Pediatrics - St. Christophers Hospital for Children, 1981


  • Anesthesiology - Temple University School of Medicine, 1985
  • Pediatrics - St. Christophers Hospital for Children, 1983

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Hahnemann Medical College, 1980

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology/Anesthesiology Critical Care
  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition

  • 2014 Best Doctors in America
  • 2014 Delaware Today magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America
  • 2011 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Cigna Lifesource Transplant
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Devon Health Services
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • 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
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

Research Activities

My research interests have focused on fetal cardiac anesthestics (delivered to babies still in the uterus) as well as pulmonary hypertension. I’m also involved in multi-center research that integrates information about outcomes from various national and international databases. Through this data, we find ways to improve the quality of care.

Medical Interests

  • General pediatric cardiology

  • English