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Nicole Ayson, MD

Dr. Nicole Ayson is a child abuse pediatrics specialist at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a clinical instructor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Ayson is dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable population of children and families. She believes that her role as a physician is not just about making a diagnosis but additionally providing education and supportive services to her patients and families. She enjoys teaching medical students, residents and community partners. 

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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Texas at Dallas
Medical Degree: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
Residency: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Special Certifications:
Board Certified in General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Publications

  1. Ayson N., Starling S. (2020) Genital Examination Techniques. In: Geffner R., White J.W., Hamberger L.K., Rosenbaum A., Vaughan-Eden V., Vieth V.I. (eds) Handbook of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62122-7_242-1

  2.  Ayson N., Starling S. (2020) Normal Examination Findings and Variants. In: Geffner R., White J.W., Hamberger L.K., Rosenbaum A., Vaughan-Eden V., Vieth V.I. (eds) Handbook of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62122-7_243-1

Teaching

  • Child Abuse Rotation Director, UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency
  • Clinical preceptor for medical students and residents in the Rady Children’s Hospital Chadwick Center Child Abuse Clinic
  • Lecturer for medical students, resident physicians, allied health professionals and trainees, general pediatricians
  • Lecturer for the Options for Recovery foster parent training series

Advocacy

  • Member, San Diego County Child Protection Team
  • Member, San Diego County Child Fatality Team
  • Member, San Diego County Sexual Assault Response Team
  • Member, The Ray E. Helfer Society

 Service

  • Member, UC San Diego Pediatrics Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Member, UC San Diego Pediatrics Education Committee
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