Paul Danielson, M.D.

Paul David Danielson, M.D.

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  • Chair, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
  • Professor of Surgery

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St Petersburg Outpatient Care Center - Pediatric Surgery

601 5th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701-4804 map
Phone: 727-767-4170 | Fax: 727-767-4346


Dr. Danielson is associate dean of clinical affairs at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Dr. Danielson also began serving as president of All Children’s Specialty Physicians (ACSP) in 2023, first on an interim basis and then permanently. A clinical professor of surgery, he has chaired the Johns Hopkins All Children's Department of Surgery since 2020 and was interim chair from 2018 to 2020. He specializes in general surgery and was an early adopter of minimally invasive surgical techniques, developing expertise in treating chest wall deformities.

Dr. Danielson founded the first fellowship sponsored by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in pediatric surgery and was also instrumental in bringing the National Quality Improvement in Surgery Program to the institution. He was named Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital physician of the year in the 2015 Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards. He joined the hospital staff in 2008.

He retired as a colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve in 2017 after serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. Danielson earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester where he also completed the residency program in general surgery through Strong Memorial Hospital. He completed a research fellowship in pediatric surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University and a clinical fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Before joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s, he served as director of pediatric surgical oncology at the University of Massachusetts. more


  • Chair, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
  • Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
  • Professor of Surgery

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  • MD; University of Rochester (1992)


  • General Surgery; Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester (1999)


  • Pediatric Surgery; Children's Hospital Los Angeles (2002)
  • Pediatric Surgery; Massachusetts General Hospital (1996)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) (2002)
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery-General) (2000)

Research & Publications

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Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
601 5th Street South
Suite 611
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 map

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital becomes the only Level 1 children’s surgery center in Tampa Bay, St. Pete Catalyst (May 19, 2022)

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital receives prestigious designation, St. Pete Catalyst (May 26, 2022)


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Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids&CMS)
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • United (Commercial)
  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)
  • Vivida Health
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • Integral
  • Magellan Complete Care (Medicaid)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • Medicare
  • Florida Medicaid
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • Humana Commercial
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)

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