Medical Biography

Undergraduate:
Penn State University
Medical School:
University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ) /
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Residency:
New York Presbyterian Hospital /
Weill Cornell, New York, New York
Board Certified:
Pediatrics

Letter to Our Patients

from Dr. Maria Childers, MD,
Medical Director of Pediatric Care

Welcome to Pediatrics at Aspira Health!

As Medical Director of Pediatrics I am thrilled to welcome you and your children to our beautiful, new practice. Decades of experience have given me the expertise and knowledge to safely and precisely care for your child.

I was born in Zaragoza, Spain and came to the US at the age of seven where I grew up in a multi-cultural, bilingual, medical home (my mom a nurse and my dad an Air Force surgeon). As the oldest of five children I gravitated toward caring for youngsters from an early age. Becoming a pediatrician was a no-brainer given my passion for medicine and my love of children. I completed my residency in Manhattan at the unparalleled Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital and embarked on an academic career at DuPont Children’s hospital (Thomas Jefferson Medical School) where I trained medical students and residents. I was subsequently on faculty at St Vincent’s Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania and ultimately moved to the private sector where I honed my expertise as a general practitioner.

I fell in love with the Delaware coast on a family visit and ultimately relocated to Lewes in 2011.  After years of practicing in the Cape region, I collaborated with Aspira Health to help create a state-of-the-art pediatric center with the goal of bringing the most professional, compassionate and up-to-date medical care to our local children.  As a part of our unique medical practice, our patients will enjoy the convenience of a “one-stop shop” where we will handle everything from routine in-house lab tests and x-ray imaging, to the dispensing of frequently used medications and antibiotics.  Our aim is to streamline your child’s care and eliminate the unnecessary burden of running to a distant radiology department, lab or even pharmacy for those uncomplicated medical conditions or ailments.

It is my great honor to continue to serve the wonderful families of Sussex County.  There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t learn something new about your families and the beautiful community in which we are so fortunate to live. I feel that patients should have a central medical home and firmly believe all children and their parents should have a clear understanding of their health.  I also believe that there is no greater comfort than knowing you have someone advocating on your behalf—my #1 priority.  Whether your child is sick or needs a well checkup, my goal as director of pediatrics at Aspira Health is to create a welcoming and efficient environment that will make your child’s visit to the doctor a more pleasant and comfortable experience. I vow to provide the same high-quality and compassionate care that my patients have come to expect from me.  I consider myself incredibly fortunate to love my career in pediatrics and look forward to embarking on this new and exciting journey with you!

Dr. Maria Childers, MD
Medical Director of Pediatrics