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Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor, DO

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Department: Pediatrics

Specialties: Pediatrics


  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia Magazine (2018, 2021, 2023)
Philadelphia magazine's Top Doctors 2023

Dr. Daniel Taylor is board certified in pediatrics and practices at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

He founded the web-based Children's Advocacy Project known as Cap4Kids, which has been replicated in 12 communities across the country, and is the administrator of the Philadelphia site.

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2018, 2021, 2023)

Clinical Services

Community medicine, Child advocacy


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

Affiliated Hospitals

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Dr. Taylor is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine.

In the Media

Philadelphia’s smoky air is making it hard to breathe. My young asthma patients are suffering the most. | Expert Opinion
Philadelphia Inquirer (June 7, 2023)

"Drexel University College of Medicine Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2023"
(May 1, 2023)

Poverty and trauma affect kids physically, too, including when molars emerge, Penn study shows
Philadelphia Inquirer (June 18, 2021)

Drexel University College of Medicine Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2021
(May 14, 2021)

Medical Mystery: What caused boy’s sudden extreme muscle weakness?
Philadelphia Inquirer (January 22, 2021)

Why I tell my patients I will get the COVID-19 vaccine
Philadelphia Inquirer (December 8, 2020)

Medical mystery: A nose bleed signaled an uncommon disorder
Philadelphia Inquirer (December 4, 2020)

Like Sean Conley, I’m a proud doctor of osteopathic medicine from Philly. Here’s why.
Philadelphia Inquirer (October 7, 2020)

How COVID-19 is changing the way this Philly pediatrician practices medicine
Philadelphia Inquirer (September 17, 2020)

Eviction is bad for our health. Pa. must act to protect families
WHYY (September 3, 2020)

Schools can’t reopen safely without better COVID testing for kids, say these Philly pediatricians | Expert Opinion
The Philadelphia Inquirer (July 17, 2020)

Medical Mystery: An Unusual Rash on Newborn’s Feet
Philadelphia Inquirer (June 19, 2020)

What’s Scaring the Pediatricians
New York Times (May 12, 2020)

Medical mystery: What caused unusual blisters and itching on a boy with eczema?
Philadelphia Inquirer (January 31, 2020)

As 2020 Census approaches, Philly pediatric doctor warns of hard-to-count kids
Philadelphia Inquirer (December 2, 2019)

A pediatrician who serves children of color discovered his implicit bias. Here’s what he’s doing about it.
Philadelphia Inquirer (November 5, 2019)

I’m a Philadelphia pediatrician. Here’s the one thing that would help my patients most.
Philadelphia Inquirer (October 21, 2019)

Medical mystery: What caused teen’s severe stomach pain?
Philadelphia Inquirer (October 18, 2019)

Doctors’ words can be wounding — or healing
Philadelphia Inquirer (September 17, 2019)

Medical mystery: A girl’s red ears, a mother’s intuition
Philadelphia Inquirer (September 13, 2019)

Medical mystery: A young lifeguard, an unusual skin condition
Philadelphia Inquirer (August 2, 2019)

ADHD rates are soaring. A pediatrician explains what we should be doing about it.
Philadelphia Inquirer (February 6, 2019)

This is my lane: Philly doctor on why advocating against gun violence is part of the job
Philadelphia Inquirer (November 15, 2018)
Chicago Tribune (November 15, 2018)

Medical Mystery: What turned a little boy’s knuckles yellow?
Philadelphia Inquirer (November 2, 2018)

Medical Mystery: What turned a little boy’s knuckles yellow?
Philadelphia Inquirer (November 2, 2018)

Parents in prison: The child health crisis no one is talking about
Philadelphia Inquirer (August 15, 2018)

My patients are kids caught in the middle of the opioid crisis. Who speaks for them?
Philadelphia Inquirer (June 14, 2018)

Medical Mystery: Kids who can't stop going
Philadelphia Inquirer (June 1, 2018)

Medical mystery: The toddler who walked like an old man
Philadelphia Inquirer (April 13, 2018)

The rising rates of teen suicide
WTXF-TV (FOX-29) (October 2017)

The one news story this Philly pediatrician wants to keep in the headlines
Philadelphia Inquirer (August 4, 2017)

Medical Mystery: Why is this 4-year-old so often in the ER?
Philadelphia Inquirer (September 3, 2017)

A Philly pediatrician looks at why too many babies die suddenly
Philadelphia Inquirer (July 20, 2017)

Experts will gather in Philly next week to discuss trauma and education
The Notebook (July 11, 2017)

A pediatrician's view: What will proposed GOP cuts do to Philly's most vulnerable?
Philadelphia Inquirer (June 22, 2017)

Medical Mystery: What made a once-happy child so anxious?
Philadelphia Inquirer (June 16, 2017)

Pediatrician struggles to help patients through Philly's 'terrible lottery of birth' (January 16, 2017)

Medical Mystery: Why were his daughter's hands blue?
Philadelphia Inquirer (December 4, 2016)

This silent epidemic has been increasing in kids 2 to 11, but is preventable
Philadelphia Inquirer (June 17, 2016)

How poverty hurts kids' health
WHYY's "Radio Times" (May 25, 2016)

A doctor's call for action on childhood poverty
Philadelphia Inquirer (April 24, 2016)

Medical mystery: Trusting a mother's instincts
Philadelphia Inquirer (March 27, 2016)

High-quality pre-K has lifelong health impact
Philadelphia Inquirer (March 20, 2016)

Medical Mystery: Sudden thigh pain sidelines young athlete
Philadelphia Inquirer (January 17, 2016)

What was making boy lethargic and pale?
Philadelphia Inquirer (January 3, 2016)

Youths' higher use of marijuana
Philadelphia Inquirer (November 22, 2015)

What is the source of a girl's many bruises?
Philadelphia Inquirer (October 18, 2015)

Medical Mystery: Why can't boy walk?
Philadelphia Inquirer (August 23, 2015)

Why the rash, hair loss, irritability in a 4-month-old?
Philadelphia Inquirer (July 26, 2015)

Medical mystery: Child abuse or simple rash?
Philadelphia Inquirer (June 21, 2015)

Finding help for victims of human trafficking
Philadelphia Inquirer (April 12, 2015)

Bruising, red dots on body point to a problem
Philadelphia Inquirer (December 28, 2014)

What was causing child's abdominal trouble?
Philadelphia Inquirer (October 5, 2014)

How life difficulties can affect children's DNA
Philadelphia Inquirer (September 30, 2014)

Medical-legal alliances help low-income patients
Philadelphia Inquirer (July 28, 2014)

The big emotional, financial costs of childhood poverty
Philadelphia Inquirer (June 22, 2014)

Boy's aching legs, increasing trouble with stairs (June 1, 2014)

Guns in the home raise the suicide risk for all (October 27, 2013)

Vital WIC Benefits' Funding at Risk (October 13, 2013)

Signs of Abuse Are Dark Side of Pediatrics
Philadelphia Inquirer (September 1, 2013)

Treating Kids' Fever Properly
Philadelphia Inquirer (July 1, 2013)

HIV Testing for Teens Remains a Necessity
Philadelphia Inquirer (May 19, 2013)

Snoring can signal serious childhood ills
Philadelphia Inquirer (December, 2012)

From their earliest age, children must have words
Philadelphia Inquirer (December, 2012)

Invisible health villain for children: Thirdhand smoke
Philadelphia Inquirer (July 18, 2012)

A Healthy Partnership When Traditional Medicine Can't Do It All
Philadelphia Inquirer (May 23, 2012)

Doctors should increase domestic-violence screening
Philadelphia Inquirer (April 11, 2012)

Epicenter of an Epidemic
Philadelphia Inquirer (February 28, 2012)

Battling Illness and Health Illiteracy
Philadelphia Inquirer (February 8, 2012)

Teens Are Seldom Honest about Serious Sexual-Health Matters
Philadelphia Inquirer (January 6, 2012)

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a primary academic campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Its physicians are non-compensated members of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine and its clinical practices are independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215.427.5000
Fax: 215.427.5555