- Clinical Practice:
- Developmental Disabilities- Pediatric, Pediatric Therapy & Rehab
Dana Madden, MSN, joined the UVA Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics team as a nurse practitioner in July 2017. She specializes in caring for children with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and developmental delays. She also provides follow-up care for high-risk, premature infants.
Her clinical background includes: caring for children with a severe autism spectrum disorder in a residential school near Boston, Massachusetts; working in general pediatric primary care in Connecticut; and working as a registered nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit in both Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Madden completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, in 2009. She then earned a Master's of Science in Nursing degree at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, in 2013. As a board-certified primary care pediatric nurse practitioner, Madden also holds certifications as a pediatric mental health specialist and lactation counselor. Her specific training in developmental pediatrics includes competencies in: the General Movements Assessment, the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Exam and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule.
Outside of work, Madden enjoys adventures with her husband and twins: running, swimming, cooking and exploring local Charlottesville outdoor attractions.
- RN, MSN, PPCNP-BC, PMHS, CLC