David I. Rappaport, MD

Inpatient 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

I am from Wilmington and in fact went to high school about five minutes away from the hospital. I worked as a hospital volunteer in the x-ray department during high school and was inspired to become a pediatrician by my own Nemours pediatrician. I trained here during my pediatrics rotation in medical school and have worked here since 2005.

Why I Treat Children

Treating children is an honor and a privilege. The trust that parents give us to treat their children is extraordinary. The ability to work with so many pediatricians in training is icing on the cake.

What I'm Passionate About

Working with families to really make a difference in the health of children. We are lucky because our patients are so diverse in many ways, and we learn from them every day. Nemours offers tremendous opportunities in terms of clinical care, education, and research.

How I Try to Make A Difference

As the Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Program, I work closely with pediatricians in training. I am also active in the Delaware chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Education & Training

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Inova Health System, 2005

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Thomas Jefferson University - Medical College, 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition

  • 2014 Delaware Today magazine, Top Doctors

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
  • 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
  • IBC Amerihealth Keystone HMO/PPO [Delaware Locations]
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN 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

Research Activities

My research interests include:

  • Care of medically complex children
  • Care of children undergoing surgery
  • Medical education
  • Care of adolescents hospitalized with eating disorders and other related conditions

  • English