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Kennedy Krieger Institute’s clinical and research experts are available to speak with the news media on a wide variety of topics. The list below reflects our most experienced spokespeople; however it does not represent the full spectrum of Kennedy Krieger’s media experts. Additional spokespeople are available on these topics and others. To schedule an interview, please contact our media relations staff:

Elise Welker, Director of Communications

Jennifer Burke, Communications Coordinator

443-923-7330

media@kennedykrieger.org

Please note that this list should not be used for clinical referral purposes. If you are a parent or a physician searching for a clinical specialist, please go here

TOPIC OF EXPERTISE

EXPERT

TITLE

Adrenoleukodystrophy

Dr. Gerald Raymond

Director, Neurogenetics Research

ADHD/ADD (Gender differences)

Dr. Martha Bridge-Denckla

Director, Developmental Cognitive Neurology Clinic

ADHD/ADD (Reading, learning, behavior)

Dr. Mark Mahone

Associate Director, Neuropsychology

ADHD/Autism (Neuroimaging)

Dr. Stewart Mostofsky

Pediatric Neurologist, Developmental Cognitive Neurology

Ataxia Telangiectasia

Dr. Frank Pidcock

Director, Rehabilitation

Autism (Augmentative communication)

Dr. Pam Mathy

Program Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Autism (Early detection, early intervention)

Dr. Rebecca Landa

Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Autism (General research)

Dr. Gary Goldstein

President, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Autism (National autism registry)

Dr. Paul Lipkin

Director, Interactive Autism Network (IAN Project)

Autism (Medical intervention)

Dr. Stewart Mostofsky

Medical Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Autism (Severe behaviors)

Dr. Louis Hagopian

Director, Neurobehavioral Unit

Autism (Special education)

Linda Brandenburg

Director, School Autism Services

Bioinformatics

Dr. Jonathan Pevsner

Director, Bioinformatics Facility

Brain Cancer

Dr. Roger Abounader

Research Scientist

Brain Injury/Rehabilitation

Dr. Stacey Suskauer

Director, Brain Injury Program

Brain Malformations

Dr. Elaine Stashinko

Director, Carter Center for Brain Research in Holoprosencephaly

Brain Tumors

Dr. John Laterra

Research Scientist

Cerebral Palsy

Dr. Alec Hoon

Director, Center for Cerebral Palsy and Motor Disorders

Cerebral Palsy (Botox injections)

Dr. Frank Pidcock

Director, Rehabilitation

Communication Disorders

Dr. Janet Turner

Director, Speech-Language and Assistive Technology Department

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Lana Warren

Senior Vice-President, Clinical Programs

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Dr. Frank Pidcock

Medical Director, Constraint Induced Movement Program

Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Gary Goldstein

President, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Developmental Pediatrics / Screening

Dr. Mary L. O'Connor Leppert

Director, Center for Development and Learning

Down Syndrome

Dr. George Capone

Director, Down Syndrome Clinic

Special Needs Adoption & Foster Care

Dr. Paul Brylske

Director, Therapeutic Foster Care

Childhood Trauma & Abuse

Dr. Elizabeth Thompson

Director, Family Center

Educational Assessment/Evaluation

Dr. Marge Fessler

Supervisor, Outpatient Educational Services

Exitotoxic Injury

Dr. Mary Ann Wilson

Research Scientist

Feeding Disorders

Dr. Peter Girolami

Director, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Dr. Carmen Lopez-Arvizu

Medical Director, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic

Functional MRI

Dr. Peter van Zijl

Director, F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging

Functional MRI (3T, 7T systems)

Dr. James Pekar

Manager, F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging

Fragile X Syndrome

Dr. Walter Kaufmann

Director, Fragile X Syndrome Research Project

Gene Regulation

Dr. Nicholas Marsh-Armstrong

Research Scientist

Gene Research

Dr. Jonathan Pevsner

Director, Bioinformatics

Hearing Impairment

Dr. Joseph Pillion

Director, Audiology

Holoprosencephaly

Dr. Elaine Stashinko

Director, Center for Brain Research in Holoprosencephaly

Intellectual Disability

Dr. Walter Kaufmann

Director, Center for Genetic Disorders of Cognition & Behavior

Nutrition (Children with special needs)

Jackie Krick

Director, Nutrition Department

Physically Challenged Sports & Athletics

Gerry Herman

Director, Physically Challenged Sports and Recreation Program

Impact of Media on Youth

Dr. Susan Villani

Medical Director, Kennedy Krieger School Programs

International Adoption

Dr. Cecilia Davoli

Director, International Adoption Clinic

In-utero Drug Exposure

Dr. Harolyn Belcher

Director of Research, Family Center

Learning Disabilities

Dr. Paul Lipkin

Director, Center for Development and Learning

Limb Differences (amputation, congenital)

Dr. Stacy J. Suskauer

Co-Director, Limb Differences Clinic

Math Skills/Disabilities

Dr. Michele Mazzocco

Director, Math Skills Development Project

Metabolic Disorders

Dr. Richard Kelley

Director, Division of Metabolism

Movement Disorders Research

Dr. Amy Bastian

Director, Motion Analysis Lab

Muscular Dystrophy/Muscle Disorders

Dr. Kathryn Wagner

Director, Center for Inherited Muscle Disorders

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Dr. SakkuBai Naidu

Director, Neurogenetics Unit

Nursing

Tami Swearingen

Senior Vice President, Nursing Department

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Dr. Marco Grados

Research Scientist

Occupational Therapy

Kristin Stubbs

Director, Occupational Therapy

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Dr. Jay Shapiro

Director, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic

Pediatric Chronic Pain

Dr. Keith Slifer

Director, Pediatric Psychology Clinic

Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Gary Goldstein

President, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Physical Therapy

Christopher Joseph

Director, Physical Therapy

Professional Training

Dr. Bruce Shapiro

Vice President of Training

Psychiatric Disorders

Dr. Elaine Tierney

Director, Psychiatry Department

Dyslexia/Reading Disorders

Dr. Marge Fessler

Supervisor, Outpatient Educational Services

Rett Syndrome

Dr. SakkuBai Naidu

Director, Rett Syndrome Research Project

Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Dr. Keith Slifer

Director, Pediatric Psychology Clinic

Self-injury/Behavior Problems

Dr. Louis Hagopian

Director, Neurobehavioral Unit

Skeletal Disorders

Dr. Arabella Leet

Research Scientist

Social Work

Mary Vogel, M.S.W.

Director, Department of Social Work

Speech-Language Disorders

Dr. Janet Turner

Director, Speech-Language and Assistive Technology Department

Special Education

Dr. Robin Church

Assistant Vice President of Special Education

Special Education–Autism

Linda Brandenburg

Director, School Autism Services

Special Education–Elementary/Middle

Patrick Millard

Director, Lower/Middle School

Special Education–High School

Aaron Parsons

Director, High School Career & Technology Center

Smith-Lemli-Oppitz Syndrome

Dr. Elaine Tierney

Director, Autism Metabolic Research Program

Spina Bifida

Dr. Scott Schultz

Director, Center for Spina Bifida and Related Conditions

Spinal Cord Injury & Paralysis

Dr. John McDonald

Director, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Stem cell research

Dr. John McDonald

Director, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Dr. Anne Comi

Director, Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center

Torticollis/Plagiocephaly

Dr. Melissa Trovato

Director, Cranial Cervical Clinic