Behavioral Child Neurologist
Specializing in Precision Personalized Care of Children with Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders
As a child neurologist, it became clear to me that there was a general lack of understanding with regards to the causes and treatments of neurodevelopmental disabilities. Because of this, I pursued specific training after I finished my child neurology and pediatric residencies and completed two fellowships, one in Behavioral Neurology and Learning Disabilities and other one in Psychology.
During this time I was struck by the parents who wished to better understand the cause of their child’s disorder and to pursue effective treatments for their children. Most parents were told that there were no medical treatments for children to correct their underlying medical condition. But these parents did not accept such answers.
As I learned more, I found that there were many causes of neurodevelopmental disabilities. Thus, I started to take a close look at medical abnormalities that could be treated. Amazingly I found that some children actually started to improve with simple, safe medical treatments.
In my clinical practice, in my research, and through training and education, I have aimed to systematically diagnose and treat amenable causes of disability associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. The ability to improve the lives of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder drives my work forward.
How this Website is Organized
Parents & Caregivers
Parents are the best advocates for their children. In my decades-long career, I have enjoyed close, collaborative relationships with families and many parent-focused organizations. My Parents Page has links to presentations, information, and articles about on-going ASD and neurodevelopmental research.
Clinicians & Researchers
Through the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to work collaboratively with other scientists, clinicians, and academic researchers to advance our understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders. On my Research by Topic page, I have links to some of the publications that I have authored and co-authored, organized by topic.
Patients & Future Patients
If you are a parent or care-giver interested in booking an appointment with me for your child, this link explains how you can request an appointment. I see patients from around the world in both my U.S.-based and European-based clinics. I also offer peer-to-peer consultation services for physicians and providers.