Christina DiNicola, MD, FAAP
Christina DiNicola, MD, FAAP, graduated from Stanford University with a BA in human biology. Her area of concentration at Stanford was "Children, Family & Public Policy," and she received a certificate of completion in the Children & Society Curriculum from the Stanford Center on Adolescence. Dr. DiNicola earned her medical doctorate degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her residency training in pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is board certified in pediatrics, a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. After her residency training at CHOP, she practiced in private primary care for many years. As a full-time pediatrician, Dr. DiNicola worked with many families who actively sought reliable and accurate information on complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies for themselves and their children. Inspired to provide her pediatric patients with an appropriate blend of safe, evidence-based CAM therapies alongside excellent conventional care, Dr. DiNicola sought additional training outside of what she was taught in medical school. This personal quest to expand her knowledge led her to discover the field of integrative medicine. She became a Bravewell Scholar under the Bravewell Collaborative and completed a rigorous two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona through the Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine under the direction of Andrew Weil, MD. Shortly thereafter, Dr. DiNicola decided to follow her passion to practice integrative medicine and now leads the integrative pediatrics program at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where she offers pediatric integrative consults to parents interested in healing their children using both conventional and alternative therapies. In her personal time she volunteers for Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia and enjoys travel, physical fitness, cooking, swimming, rock climbing, biking, hiking, kayaking, and reading.