Chalanda E. Jones, 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 grew up in North Carolina, Ohio, and Arizona. As a kid, I was active, athletic, and loved science. I was awarded an engineering scholarship and majored in math before changing my focus to medicine. My mom – who emphazided the importance of education – earned her PhD. She, along with an uncle who was a pathologist, were sources of inspiration to me.

Why I Treat Children

If I hadn’t pursued a medical career, I’d be an elementary school teacher. Even when they’re sick, kids let their personalities shine through. Because children’s development processes affect their whole lives – and their families – I felt I could have the most impact as a pediatrician.

What I'm Passionate About

I come from a family of teachers, and education has always been a key to my family’s success and quality of life. It’s important that we continue to make affordable, quality education accessible to all, and encourage students to go into scientific and medical fields because those are the jobs of the future.

How I Try to Make A Difference

As a hospitalist, I interact with children and families for a snapshot in time, when people are often outside their comfort zone. So I make the most impact I can, delivering quality health care and making sure they have the resources they need. I also supervise residents and teach this patient-centered focus in their training.

Education & Training

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Wright State University School of Medicine, 2006

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Thomas Jefferson University - Medical College, 2003

Board Certifications

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Research Activities

I am helping to develop an office of equality whose mission is to reduce health disparities among minorities. We’re starting with a research committee and will be focusing initially on disparities that relate to children with asthma.

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