Faculty & Staff

Image Jennifer Accardo

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9170
Email: Accardo@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Jennifer Accardo is a neurologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Accardo attended St. John’s College and St. Louis University School of Medicine, from which she graduated in 2000. She trained in general pediatrics at Cook County Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL. She then received specialized training, via a neurodevelopmental disabilities residency, at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which she followed with a sleep medicine fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she earned a master's degree in clinical epidemiology. She is currently a neurologist at...

Adrianna Amari

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2824
Email: amari@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Adrianna Amari is the training and research coordinator for the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Amari is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Amari received her doctoral degree in 2005 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). While pursuing her advanced degree, she held positions in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, including roles as a clinical specialist and program specialist on the Neurobehavioral Unit, and research...

Ana Arenivas

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-4462
Email: arenivas@kennedykrieger.org 

Dr. Arenivas is a licensed psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist in the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She also holds an appointment as an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a BS in Neuroscience, Dr. Arenivas completed her MPH at the Drexel University School of Public Health and MS in Clinical Psychology from St. Mary’s University (TX). She obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 2011, where she also completed her predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology. In August of 2013, Dr....

Roberta Babbitt

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2931
Email: babbitt@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Roberta Babbitt is the director of program and research development in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Babbitt received a bachelor's of arts in psychology and music from the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music in 1981. She received her master's of arts in music therapy, her master's of education in special education instructional practices and her master's of philosophy in applied behavior analysis and research from Columbia University Teachers College. She earned her doctoral degree in applied behavior analysis and...

Peter Barker

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 North Wolfe St., Park 367B
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: (410) 955-1740
Email: pbarker2@jhmi.edu

Dr. Barker is a research scientist who works to develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) techniques for evaluating diseases of the human central nervous system. He also conducts research studies to determine the utility of these new techniques, particularly in the understanding and diagnosis of neurological, psychiatric and oncological diseases. At the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Dr. Barker is actively involved in research studies currently being performed at the FM Kirby Center for Functional Brain Imaging.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Barker attended Oxford University in the United Kingdom, where he received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in chemistry and a Doctor of...

Dr. Amy Bastian

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2716
Email: bastian@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Amy J. Bastian is the director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also a professor of Neuroscience and Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

After completing her undergraduate degree in physical therapy at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Bastian completed her doctoral degree in movement science at Washington University in 1995, and a post-doctoral fellowship in neuroscience at Washington University under Dr. W.T. Thach. Most recently, Dr. Bastian was an assistant professor in physical therapy in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Bastian came to Kennedy Krieger Institute in...

Denise Batista

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2785
Email: Batista@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Batista is the director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Pathology and a member of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Batista received her bachelor's of science from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and went on to obtain a master's of science and doctoral degree in human genetics at the same university. She is board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in clinical cytogenetics.


Research Summary:

Three to five percent of all newborn infants suffer some degree of intellectual disability and/or developmental disability. There are,...

Dr. Mihee Bay

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-3240
Email: Bay@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Mihee Bay is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician and a faculty member in the Department of Neurology and Developmental Medicine at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an instructor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She provides patient care at the Center for Development and Learning and the Down Syndrome Clinic.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Bay received her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and received her medical degree from State University of New York  in 2005. She completed her pediatric residency at Baystate Medical Center at Tufts University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute/...

John  Beetar

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7902
Email: beetar@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Beetar is the director of psychological services for school programs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He assumed his current position in 2007, and oversees the services provided by a team of licensed psychologists and certified school psychologists throughout Kennedy Krieger Schools. Dr. Beetar is developing and expanding the clinical and research activities at the lower, middle and high schools, as well as at the partnership and specialized school programs. Altogether, Kennedy Krieger Schools provides special education services for...

Harolyn Belcher

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-3593
Email: belcher@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Harolyn M. E. Belcher is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician and research scientist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is currently the director of research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Family Center. Dr. Belcher is also jointly appointed in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, while also holding the rank of associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Belcher received her bachelor's of science degree in zoology from Howard University in Washington, DC in 1980, her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in 1982, and her master'...

Visar Belegu

This Profile is Currently Under Development

Monica Beltran

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-5950
Email: beltran@kennedykrieger.org

Beltran began employment at the Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1994 as a clinical social worker, working with children and families experiencing abuse and neglect. She is currently an adjunct clinical associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.


Biographical Sketch:

Monica Beltran graduated from Goucher College with a bachelor's of arts in psychology and dance. She continued her education at Goucher and received a master's degree in dance/movement in 1982. She then coordinated a psycho-social program at the Center for Living (an arm of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center) for adults with traumatic brain injury. Monica continued her education, and, in...

Allan Belzberg

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2700

Dr. Allan Belzberg is co-director of the Brachial Plexus Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an associate professor of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Allan Belzberg completed his undergraduate training at the University of British Columbia. He received his medical degree from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. After completing a medical/surgical internship at McGill University Teaching Hospitals, Dr. Belzberg returned to the University of Calgary Teaching Hospitals for his residency and fellowship in neurosurgery. Dr. Belzberg then joined Johns Hopkins, where he completed an advanced specialty training program in pain, spine and peripheral nerve. He has received several awards, including the R. Tasker Award for Research from the Congress of...

Michael Bender

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-4502
E-mail: bender@kennedykrieger.org

Michael Bender is the vice president of educational programs and legislative affairs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also a professor of education, with a joint appointment, in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine. Dr. Bender specializes in curriculum development for individuals with disabilities.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Bender graduated from a State Teacher's College in Massachusetts in 1966 with a bachelor's of science in education. He received his master's and doctorate degrees in special and industrial education from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1969 and 1971, respectively. While at the University of Maryland, he was a doctoral fellow of the United States Office of Education and...

Lena Bezman

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2769
Email: Bezman@kennedykrieger.org

Lena Bezman, M.D., M.P.H., is a research coordinator in the Department of Neurogenetics at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also a research associate in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Bezman is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia. She received her medical degree from the Pediatric Medical Institute in St. Petersburg in 1977, where she also completed a residency in pediatrics in 1980. She worked as a pediatrician, pediatric ICU specialist and a researcher for several years in St. Petersburg. Dr. Bezman achieved a master's of public health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1992, specializing in epidemiology. Dr. Bezman completed a fellowship with the school's...

Genila Bibat

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2778
Email: bibat@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Bibat is a research scientist in the Kennedy Krieger Institute neurogenetics unit and is also a research associate in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Bibat received her bachelor's of science in psychology and Doctor of Medicine degrees at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. After completing her pediatric residency training at the University of Florida, Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, she became a clinical fellow in neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute from 1997 to 2000. She then became a research fellow in the neurogenetics department and subsequently joined the institute as a research associate in March 2001.


Research Summary:

Dr. Bibat...

Gabrielle Blackman

Kennedy Krieger School - Fairmount Campus
1750 East Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-7865
Fax: (443) 923-4525
Email: blackman@kennedykrieger.org

Gabrielle Blackman is a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist in the Kennedy Krieger Institute's school programs. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Blackman began her schooling at George Washington University, where she received a bachelor's of science in zoology in 1992. She attended medical school at Vanderbilt University, earning her medical degree in 1996. She continued her training in general psychiatry at Vanderbilt University from 1996 to 1999. She completed her fellowship training at the Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital program...

Mary E. Blue

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2693
Email:blue@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Mary E. Blue is a research scientist in the neuroscience laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Blue graduated cum laude with her bachelor's degree in biology and art from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa in 1977. She received her doctoral degree from the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas in Dallas, TX, in 1982. Dr. Blue continued her career as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, between 1982-1989 and has continued as research scientist...

Carrie Borrero

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 443-923-2619
Email: borrero@kennedykrieger.org

Carrie S. W. Borrero is a Case Manager in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and is also an Assistant Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Borrero graduated in 1995 from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's of science in psychology. She continued her education at the University of Florida and earned her doctorate degree in 2006 under the supervision of Timothy R. Vollmer. She is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis, the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis and is a board-certified behavior analyst. She has been with the Pediatric...

Lynn G. Bowman

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2900
Email: bowmanl@kennedykrieger.org

Lynn G. Bowman, M.A., is the director of direct care services on the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Bowman earned her master's degree in experimental psychology at Hollins University and completed an internship at the Harmarville Rehabilitation Center. She was a psychologist B at the Multihandicapped Habilitation Center in Central Virginia before coming to the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1989. She has been a clinical specialist, senior program specialist and a faculty member for the Department of Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute before becoming the director of...

Kathleen Brady

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-4572
Email: bradyk@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Kathleen Brady is a pediatric neuropsychologist and researcher in the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also a part-time assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Brady received her doctoral degree in developmental psychology from the George Washington University in 1990. She then completed a clinical post-doctoral fellowship in developmental disabilities and an NIH-funded research post-doctoral fellowship in traumatic brain injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the...

Linda Brandenburg

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3825 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (443) 923-4571
Email: Brandenburg@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Linda Brandenburg is currently the Assistant Vice President of School Autism Services for the Kennedy Krieger Institute. In addition she holds a faculty position as an assistant professor in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) where she has taught graduate classes and trains graduate students.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Brandenburg holds a master’s and a doctoral degree in Special Education from JHU. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of special education with expertise in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Dr. Brandenburg served as a coordinator/facilitator on the Maryland State Department of Education’s Autism Task Force, which published Early Intervention Guidelines for young children with autism. She also...

Joseph Bressler

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2670
Email: bressler@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Joseph Bressler is a research scientist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an associate professor of environmental health sciences at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Bressler received his bachelor's of science degree in biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1973 and his doctoral degree in physiology from Rutgers University in 1978. His post-doctoral training at UCLA was in neurosciences, where he studied the involvement of glial cells in response to toxic agents. After his post-doctoral training, Dr. Bressler continued his studies on glial cells at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Dr. Bressler has been a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute...

Kristin Brockmeyer-Stubbs

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9290
Email: stubbs@kennedykrieger.org

Kristin Brockmeyer-Stubbs is the director of occupational therapy at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Brockmeyer-Stubbs holds a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from the University of New Hampshire. In 1993, she attained an advanced master's degree in occupational therapy with a pediatric specialty from Towson University. Her therapy experience includes teaching, assessment programming and research.

For many years, Brockmeyer-Stubbs focused her attention and skills in the school setting, providing therapy and assessment to children ages 3-21 with developmental disabilities. This service included spending five years as an occupational therapist in the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.

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Thomas Brushart

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Dr. Thomas Brushart is co-director of the Brachial Plexus Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also the division chief of hand surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Brushart earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard, where he also stayed for his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Program. He completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the Curtis Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in 1983. Dr. Brushart recently received the Hanno Millesi Award from the World Federation of Neurological Societies in Vienna, Austria, recognizing Brushart's "outstanding contributions to peripheral nerve research." He has received several other awards, including the L.W. Freeman Award from the National Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, the Joseph...

Dr. Dejan Budimirovic

Kennedy Krieger Institute
716 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2634
Email: budimirovic@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Dejan Budimirovic (pronounced Day-ahn Boo-dee-meer-o-vich) is the medical director of the Fragile X Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an attending physician at the Institute's Clinical Research Center and an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Budimirovic is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Dejan Budimirovic earned his undergraduate degree from a pre-medical nursing program and his medical degree from Belgrade University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He completed residencies at Belgrade, Harvard, and New York...

Philippines Cabahug

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9227
Email: cabahug@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Cabahug is a physician for the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Cabahug earned her medical degree in 2000 from St. Luke’s – William H. Quasha Memorial College of Medicine in the Philippines. After receiving her medical degree she completed in a postgraduate program in Gerontology and Geriatrics from the University of Malta in...

George Capone

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Dr. George Capone is a research scientist and director of the Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center (DSCRC) at Kennedy Krieger Institute and is also an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Capone attended college at Wesleyan University and worked as a research assistant at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston before obtaining his medical degree from the University of Connecticut in 1983. After a residency and fellowship in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Dr. Capone came to Baltimore in 1988 to pursue a fellowship in neurobiology research at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Capone currently serves as the director of Kennedy Krieger Institute's Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center (DSCRC), and is an attending physician on the...

Michael F. Cataldo, Ph.D.

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2900
Email: cataldo@kennedykrieger.org

Michael Cataldo, Ph.D., is the director of the Department of Behavioral Psychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also a professor of behavioral biology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Maryland.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Cataldo attended the University of Rochester and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1968. He continued his education at the University of Kansas at Lawrence where he received his master’s degree in child development in 1971 and his doctorate in child development and psychology in 1974.

Since 1975, Dr. Cataldo has been the director of the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He...

Dr. James Christensen

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9440
Email: christensenj@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. James Christensen is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an associate professor (part-time) of physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Christensen attended Nebraska Wesleyan University before attending medical school at the University of Nebraska. He came to Johns Hopkins in 1975 for a residency in pediatrics, and completed a fellowship in developmental pediatrics at KKI. Dr. Christensen also completed the Sinai-Johns Hopkins physical medicine and rehabilitation residency in 1992. Dr. Christensen twice received the Golden Goniometer Award (from the Sinai-Johns Hopkins Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents) for recognition of...

Dr. Robin Church

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7800
Email: churchr@kennedykrieger.org

Robin Church is the vice president for educational programs and the executive director of Kennedy Krieger school programs where she administers education programs at our Fairmount and Greenspring campuses and in our four public/private partnership schools. The Kennedy Krieger School has been recognized nationally as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Church received her bachelor's degree from Lesley College in 1970, and continued her education, receiving a master's degree from Teachers College of Columbia University in 1971. After working as a teacher of students with emotional disorders, learning disabilities, and intellectual disabilities, Dr. Church received a...

Dr. Anne Comi

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Anne Comi, MD, is the director of the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center and an Associate Professor in the Division of Neurology and Developmental Medicine at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Comi is the director of the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She graduated from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and received her training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo and her child neurology training at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Her clinical specialization is in the treatment of the neurological aspects of Sturge-Weber syndrome and other capillary malformation related disorders.


Research Summary:

Her clinical research interests are...

Dr. Jennifer Crockett

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7481
Email: crockettj@kennedykrieger.org

Jennifer Crockett is the director of training for the Department of Behavioral Psychology and director of the behavioral parent training clinic. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Crockett graduated from Auburn University in 1993 with a bachelor's of arts in psychology. She received her doctoral degree in 1999 in the experimental analysis of behavior from Auburn University. Dr. Crockett completed a pre-doctoral internship at Bancroft in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins...

Dr. Cecilia Davoli

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9135
Email:davoli@kennedykrieger.org

Cecilia Davoli is the outpatient medical director at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is an associate professor in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an associate professor of environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Davoli graduated in 1980 from the College of William and Mary with a bachelor's of science in biology. She continued her education at Georgetown University School of Medicine where she received her medical degree in 1987. Following her graduation, she did a residency in pediatrics at the University of Virginia Medical Center from 1987 to 1990, and a fellowship in developmental pediatrics at Kennedy Krieger Institute from 1990 to 1993. Dr. Davoli received...

Iser DeLeon

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2842
Email: deleon@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Iser DeLeon is the Director of Research Development for the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

Dr. DeLeon received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Florida in 1997 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral psychology and pediatrics at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics in 1998. In additional to his appointments at Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins, Dr. DeLeon is an adjunct Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the...

Dr. Martha Bridge Denckla

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9250
Email:denckla@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Martha Bridge Denckla is a research scientist and director of the Developmental Cognitive Neurology Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also a professor of neurology, pediatrics and psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Denckla graduated summa cum laude from Bryn Mawr College and went on to graduate cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1962, where she trained with Dr. Norman Geschwind in behavioral neurology. Dr. Denckla served residencies at Beth Israel Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital, both in Boston, as well as Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC. After positions in neurology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in...

Elizabeth DiPietro

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Office: (443) 923-9430
Direct: (443) 923-9477

Elizabeth DiPietro's role in the nursing department is multi-dimensional, with a focus on staff education. She coordinates nursing student placements, research and writes policies and procedures, as well as coordinates with Johns Hopkins Children's Center to ensure current practice, and implement new clinical products.


Biographical Sketch:

DiPietro obtained her BSN in 1990 and MSN in 1994, both from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She also holds a BS (1989) in biology from Washington College. DiPietro have been employed in the nursing department at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 20 years.


Research Summary:

All of the research interests in the nursing department involve improving patient care or patient care delivery. Currently, our department is in the...

Diana M. Escolar-Becher

This Profile is Currently Under Development.

Joshua Ewen

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9150

Dr. Joshua Ewen is a neurologist and director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Ewen attended Brown University and Tulane University School of Medicine, from which he graduated in 2000. He received training in general pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and specialized training via a neurodevelopmental disabilities residency (Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins) in clinical neurophysiology/epilepsy (Johns Hopkins). He is currently a neurologist at Kennedy Krieger and the director of the ...

S. Ali Fatemi, MD

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9150
Email: fatemi@kennedykrieger.org

S. Ali Fatemi, MD, is a pediatric neurologist at the Division of Neurology and Developmental Medicine, and an investigator at the Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger. Dr. Fatemi is also an assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Fatemi received his medical degree from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria in 1999. After graduation, he served as a researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Medical Chemistry in Vienna and completed an internship in pediatrics at the Vienna General Hospital. He was recruited by Dr. Hugo W. Moser as a post-doctoral fellow in neurogenetics and neuroimaging research at Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2001. During this initial period at...

Robert L. Findling, M.D., M.B.A.

Kennedy Krieger Institute
716 North Broadway, Room 208
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7727
Email: findling@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Findling is the Vice President of Psychiatric Services and Research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also the Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, a Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and a Professor (PAR) at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Findling is working to foster and integrate the faculties, services and research opportunities at Kennedy Krieger, Johns Hopkins Hospital and the affiliated programs at Bayview Medical Center.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Findling did his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University and went to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Findling then completed training in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry as part of the “Triple Board” joint...

Devin S. Gary

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9246
Email: gary@kennedykrieger.org

Trained in neuroscience and neuroanatomy, Dr. Gary oversees research in the laboratory in the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Devin Gary received his doctorate in 2002 from the University of Kentucky after dual training at UK and the National Institute on Aging at Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus under the direction of Dr. Mark Mattson. After three years post-doctoral training in the Department of Neuropathology at Johns Hopkins with Dr. David Borchelt, Dr. Gary joined the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute as a faculty instructor to work with Dr. John McDonald. Dr. Gary currently oversees research on spinal cord...

Dr. Emily Germain-Lee

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2703
Email: germainlee@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Emily Germain-Lee is the director of bone research and the associate director of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She established the Albright Clinic at Kennedy Krieger for patients with Albright hereditary osteodystrophy and related conditions. Dr. Germain-Lee is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Germain-Lee received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude in biochemical sciences. She obtained her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of...

Joan Gerring

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Email: jgerring@jhmi.edu

Dr. Gerring is an attending physician at Kennedy Krieger Institute and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Gerring completed undergraduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1968. She completed a pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed a general and child psychiatry residency at Payne Whitney Clinic/Cornell Medical Center. She is Board-Certified in pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Gerring is the Medical Director of the Child Psychiatry Outpatient Program at Johns Hopkins...

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Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443)923-9164
Email: gipson@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Tanjala Gipson is a principal investigator and associate director of the Clinical Trials Unit, and director of the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic at Kennedy Kriegr Institute. She is also an instructor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

Dr. Gipson joined the faculty of Kennedy Krieger Institute in July 2012. She serves as director and founder of the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute and associate director of the Clinic Trials Unit. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke awarded her the Neurological Sciences Academic Award (NSADA) to further her research to improve care for individuals with TSC. She was born in...

Dr. Peter A. Girolami

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2982
Email: girolami@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Peter A. Girolami is the program director and a case manager for the pediatric feeding disorders program. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Girolami earned a doctorate in clinical psychology in 2005 at West Virginia University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Girolami has been with the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program since 2002, working with children with feeding difficulties, intellectual disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. He is currently a member of the faculty at Kennedy Krieger...

Dr. Melissa C. Goldberg

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9261
Email: goldbergm@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Melissa C. Goldberg is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Goldberg received her bachelor's of arts in psychology in 1990 from Washington University in St. Louis and her master's of education in counseling psychology in 1992 from Harvard University. Dr. Goldberg received her doctorate in developmental psychology in 1998 from McMaster University. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Goldberg also took research internships in the cognitive neuroscience laboratory at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health and at the Institute for Child Study of the University of Maryland....

Dr. Gary Goldstein

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Gary Goldstein is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also a Professor of neurology and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor of environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Goldstein received his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He completed residencies in pediatrics (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), neurology (Stanford, Palo Alto) and child neurology (Johns Hopkins) and was Director of the pediatric neurology program at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) before returning to Baltimore to lead Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Research Summary:

Past research activities focused on the role of brain capillaries in the formation of the blood brain barrier and the mechanisms of capillary injury...

Melissa Gonzalez

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2817
Email: GonzalezM@kennedykrieger.org

Melissa L. Gonzalez, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the department of Behavior Psychology and a behavior analyst in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program. She is an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Gonzalez earned her doctorate in clinical psychology with a specialization in working with individuals with intellectual impairments, autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities in 2008 from Louisiana State University. She continued her training as a pre-doctoral intern and post-doctoral fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she further specialized...

Nancy Grace

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7456
Email: Grace@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Nancy Grace is the director of the Pediatric Developmental Disabilities Clinic in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Grace is a child psychologist with special interest and training in the treatment of children with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders who are experiencing behavior problems. Such behaviors include aggression, tantrums and noncompliance, as well as skills deficits, such as communication, toileting and self-care. Her primary clinical and research interests include...

Dr. Marco Grados

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Email:mjgrados@jhmi.edu

Dr. Marco Grados is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

After completing his undergraduate and medical training in Lima, Peru, Dr. Grados came to Detroit for an internship in internal medicine and a residency in psychiatry at the Henry Ford Health Systems. He came to Baltimore in 1994 as child psychiatry fellow, chief resident in child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and psychiatry faculty at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Grados also obtained a master's of public health (M.P.H.) in genetic epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. After six years as medical director of outpatient programs in the Institute's Department of Psychiatry,...

Nancy Grasmick

Kennedy Krieger Institute
716 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9250
Email: Grasmick@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Grasmick is a faculty member at the Kennedy-Krieger Institute developing an innovative fellowship program to prepare administrators as leaders in special education.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Grasmick served as State Superintendent of top-ranked Maryland Public Schools for twenty years, from 1991 until 2011 – serving 24 districts, 1,424 schools, and 869,113 students. She began her career as a classroom teacher at the William S. Baer School for the Deaf in Baltimore City before serving as principal and as associate superintendent in Baltimore County. Dr. Grasmick received her  Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Towson University; her Master’s Degree in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University; and her Doctorate in Communicative Sciences from Johns...

Hilary Gwynn

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-3246

Dr. Hilary E. Gwynn is an instructor on the medical staff at Kennedy Krieger Institute in the Division of Neurology and Developmental Medicine. She teaches medical trainees and provides patient care at the Center for Learning and Development and on the Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit. She is also the site coordinator for the Johns Hopkins pediatric resident developmental disabilities rotation at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Gwynn earned her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland in 2000 and completed her pediatrics residency there in 2003. She subsequently joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2003 to attend the fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities through the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University...

Dr. Louis P. Hagopian

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2900
Email: hagopian@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Louis P. Hagopian is a research scientist and Program Director of the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Hagopian received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1991. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Hagopian has been called upon by state agencies, education departments, disability service organizations, advocacy...

Joyce Harrison

The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 East Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21232

Dr. Harrison serves as staff psychiatrist at the Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute, where she is a consultant to the "Birth to Five" team. She is the Clinical Director of the Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Pediatric Care program, which provides consultation and training to pediatric providers throughout the state of Maryland.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Harrison received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harvard University and her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School (now Geisel School of Medicine). She completed an internship in Pediatrics at the Floating Hospital, New England Medical Center, Boston. Her adult psychiatry residency training was at the University of Maryland and Child Psychiatry training at Hopkins, where she was chief resident. She completed a National Health Services...

Melissa Hendricks

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 443-923-2632
Email: hendricksm@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Melissa Hendricks is the pediatric subspecialty service coordinator for the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Hendricks is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Hendricks received her doctorate in clinical psychology with specialization in child clinical...

Leanna Herman

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2818
Email: hermanl@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Leanna Herman is the outpatient coordinator for the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Herman is also an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Herman received her bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and continued her education at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where she received her doctoral degree in 2005. She did her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in child clinical and pediatric psychology....

Dr. Alec Hoon

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9141
Email: hoon@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Alec Hoon is a research scientist, director of the Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine and medical director of the Carter Center for Holoprosencephaly and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Hoon received a bachelor's of science from Davidson College in 1974, and a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978. After a pediatric residency at Kosair-Children's Hospital in Louisville and two years in private practice, he completed a neonatology fellowship at British Columbia Children's Hospital and a one-year fellowship in medical genetics at the...

Tana Hope

Kennedy Krieger Institute
720 Aliceanna Street, Suite 204
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (443) 923-7458
Email: hope@kennedykrieger.org

Tana Hope is the assistant director Director of Clinical Services at Aliceanna for of the Child and Family Therapy Clinic in the Behavioral Psychology Department of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an instructor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Hope graduated from Louisiana State University where she received her master's degree and then her doctoral degree in 2001. Her concentration of study was in clinical psychology, both pediatric and adult behavioral...

Dr. Mir Ahamed Hossain

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2678
Email: hossain@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Mir Ahamed Hossain is a research scientist and research program director for the Training Administration Research Program (TARP) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is an associate professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Hossain is an accomplished molecular/cellular biologist with considerable expertise in experimental neuroscience and brain injury.  Dr. Hossain is widely recognized for his work in hypoxic-ischemic injury in neonatal brain and understanding the mechanism(s) of neuroprotection and survival. Dr. Hossain pursued his graduate education in Biochemistry with major in Neuroscience at the University of Calcutta, India, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry....

Dr. Jun Hua

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9551
Email: jhua1@jhu.edu

Dr. Hua is an assistant professor in the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He also holds a joint appointment as an assistant professor in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Hua received his master's (2005) and doctoral (2009) degrees in biomedical engineering and electrical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. His doctoral training centered on the development of novel MRI technologies for in vivo physiological imaging in the brain, such as protein content and cerebral blood volume.

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University from 2009 to...

John Huete

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2977
Email: huete@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. John Huete is a case manager with the Neurobehavioral Unit Outpatient Clinic in Kennedy Krieger Institute's Department of Behavioral Psychology. He is also an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Huete received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University in 2000. He completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral psychology and pediatrics at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In additional to his current appointments at Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins, Dr. Huete has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Psychology at Towson...

Dr. Lisa Jacobson

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21231
Phone: (443) 923-4461
Email: Jacobson@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Lisa Jacobson is a licensed psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist in the Department of Neuropsychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute. She also holds an appointment as an Instructor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

After graduating from Davidson College with a BA in Psychology, Dr. Jacobson completed her MEd and EdS in School Psychology at the College of William & Mary in Virginia in 1998. She then worked as a school psychologist before completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, in 2008. She completed her clinical internship in neurodevelopment and neuropsychology at the Mailman Center for...

Na Young Ji

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7793
Email: ji@kennedykrieger.org

Na Young Ji is a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist in the Kennedy Krieger Institute's school programs. She is also an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Ji received her medical degree from Catholic University of Daegu in Daegu, South Korea, in 2000. She completed her internship training at Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, Korea, in 2001. She moved to Boston after her internship and began her research at the psychiatry neuroimaging laboratory within the Department of Psychiatry at Havard Medical School. She was accepted to the general psychiatry residency training program at University of North Carolina Hospitals in 2003. After her residency, she...

Dr. Michael Johnston

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9315
Email: johnston@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Michael Johnston is a research scientist, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also a professor of neurology and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Johnston attended Franklin and Marshall College before going on to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, from which he graduated cum laude in 1971. His post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital included work in pediatrics, neurology, pharmacology and pediatric neurology. After teaching positions and research work at the University of Michigan Medical School and University of Michigan Hospitals, Dr. Johnston returned to Baltimore in 1988. Today he is the senior vice president and chief...

Craig Jones

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 712-8152
Email: craigj@jhu.edu

Dr Jones is a research associate in the FM Kirby Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an Research Associate in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Jones received an undergraduate degree in mathematics and computing science from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). After that Dr Jones went to the University of Western Ontario and began work in Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Dr Brian Rutt. Dr Jones completed a master's degree in medical biophysics at UWO. Dr. Jones then went to the University of British Columbia to complete his doctoral degree in physics with a primary focus in MRI. Dr Jones...

Dr. Richard Jones

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2758
Email: jonesri@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Jones is currently the administrative laboratory manager for the Genetics Laboratories at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, as well as a research associate in neurology at Johns Hopkins. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and the Clinical Laboratory Management Association.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Jones received a bachelor's of science from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1985, and a doctoral degree from the University of Manchester in 1989. After obtaining his doctoral degree, Dr. Jones spent a year as a Royal Society Fellow at Shinshu Universuty in Matsumoto, Japan. In 1990, he was appointed a research fellow in the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland at...

Shilpa Kadam

Kennedy Krieger Institute
716 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2688
Email: Kadam@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Shilpa Kadam is a research scientist at the Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger. She is an assistant professor of neurology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also the director of the mouse in-vivo electrophysiology laboratory at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Shilpa Kadam graduated with her diploma in alternative medicine and completed her internship at Sanjeevan General Hospital in Pune, India. After graduation, she trained/worked as a medical officer at the Pune Institute of Neurology in the intensive care and high dependency units. She completed her doctoral degree in the United States in the field epilepsy research in the lab of Dr. F. E. Dudek (...

Dr. SungWoo Kahng

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2844
Email: kahng@kennedykrieger.org

SungWoo Kahng is a faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Psychology and a senior behavior analyst on the Neurobehavioral Unit. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as a previous director of training for the Department of Behavioral Psychology.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Kahng graduated in 1990 from Kalamazoo College with a bachelor's of arts in psychology. He continued his education in psychology at the University of Florida where he received a master's of science in 1996 and a doctorate in 1999. Dr. Kahng joined the staff of the neurobehavioral unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1999. He is currently...

Dr. Sujatha Kannan

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 955-7610
Email: skannan3@jhmi.edu

Sujatha Kannan is a research scientist at the Hugo Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also a faculty member in pediatric anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include imaging and targeted therapy for perinatal brain injury using nanotechnology, with a special emphasis on cerebral palsy and autism.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Kannan completed her medical training at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in India, and a pediatric residency followed by a fellowship in pediatric critical care at the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit in 2003, where she remained as a faculty...

Richard Kelley

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2783
Email: rkelley3@jhmi.edu

Dr. Richard I. Kelley is the director of the Clinical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also a professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Kelley received his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he remained for completion of both his medical and doctorate degrees. At Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, he undertook training in general pediatrics followed by a fellowship in clinical genetics. He then joined the faculty of the Division of Metabolism at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 1982 before moving to Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins in 1987.


Research Summary:

Dr. Kelley's research has focused on the elucidation of the...

Lisa Kratz

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2782
Email: kratz@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Lisa Kratz is the director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute, a research associate in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, KKI.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Kratz received her bachelor's of arts from Western Maryland College in 1985, and her doctorate in human genetics from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1989. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in biochemical genetics at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1991, and was the assistant director of the biochemical diseases detection laboratory at Yale University from 1991 to 1993. In 1993, Dr. Kratz became board certified in biochemical genetics. She has been with the...

Dr. Patricia Kurtz

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2894
Email: kurtz@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Patricia Kurtz is the director of neurobehavioral outpatient services in Kennedy Krieger Institute's Department of Behavioral Psychology. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Kurtz received her doctoral degree in psychology from the Claremont Graduate School in 1991. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral psychology and pediatrics at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In additional to her current appointments at Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins, Dr. Kurtz has an adjunct appointment in psychology at the University of Maryland,...

Bachchu Lal

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2671

Bachchu Lal, Ph.D., is a research associate in the Department of Neurology at Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Lal received a bachelor's of science in zoology, botany and chemistry from Lucknow University in Lucknow, UP, India in 1977, followed by a master's of science in zoology and a doctorate in zoology from Kanpur University in Kanpur, UP, India. Dr. Lal completed a post-doctoral fellowship from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the Department of Neurology at Kennedy Krieger Institute and joined the faculty of Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2001 as a research scientist. Dr. Lal is currently a research associate in the Department of Neurology at Kennedy Krieger.


Research Summary:

Dr. Lal’s recent clinical research interests include the growth, detection and malignancy of brain tumors. His main...

Janet Lam

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Dr. Rebecca Landa

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (443) 923-7632
Email: johnsonjoy@kennedykrieger.org

Rebecca Landa, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the founder and director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and the REACH research program at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Landa obtained her master's degree at the Pennsylvania State University and her doctorate at the University of Washington. She completed post-doctoral training in psychiatric genetics at Johns Hopkins. She is the recipient of the NIMH Shannon Award for excellent and innovative research, as well as the Rita Rudel Prize for Developmental Neuropsychology. Dr. Landa is also the recipient of the 2009 Alumni Recognition...

Dr. John J. Laterra

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2683
Email: laterra@kennedykrieger.org

John J. Laterra is a research scientist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also a professor in the Department of Neurology, Neuroscience and Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is the director of the Division of Neuro-Oncology in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Laterra received his bachelor's of arts Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis, where he majored in physics. He then attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in their medical scientist training program, where he obtained first a doctorate in microbiology in 1982, followed by a medical degree in 1984. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 1984. He served an internship in...

Kiely Law

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3825 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (443) 923-4142
Email: LawK@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Kiely Law is the research director of the Interactive Autism Network and is responsible for developing and implementing the network's research program.


Biographical Sketch:

With a background in medicine and public health, Dr. Law approaches ASD-related research from both an individual and community perspective. She received her medical and public health degrees from Johns Hopkins University and then completed an internship in pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Systems in 2002.

In addition to her professional experience, she has been impacted personally by autism. At the age of three, her son was diagnosed with autism at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is now helping him navigate the...

Eric Levey

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2740
Email: levey@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Levey is a researcher and pediatrician specializing in the medical care of children with severe developmental disabilities. Currently, he serves as the medical director for both the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Continuum and PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs. He also serves as the associate medical director for the Carter Center for Brain Research in Holoprosencephaly and Related Malformations. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also a provider in the Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Levey completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania,...

Audrey Leviton

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 298-7000
Email: leviton@kennedykrieger.org

Audrey Leviton is the executive director of PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs and co-director of the Child and Family Support Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant vice president of the Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Audrey Leviton received her Bachelor's of Arts from George Washington University in 1973. She went on to receive her Master's Degree in social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1978. She came to Kennedy Krieger in 1983, after spending five years as a social worker for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services working in single parent services and family day care.

Leviton is currently an assistant vice president...

Judith Levy

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2811
Email: levy@kennedykrieger.org

Judith Levy is the former director and current associate director of the Department of Social Work. She is the chair of the Ethics Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an adjunct clinical associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.


Biographical Sketch:

Judith Levy graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1967, with a Bachelor's of Arts in psychology. In 1971, she received her Master's Degree in social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. In 2002, she completed a Master's of Arts in applied and professional ethics. She has spent nearly her entire career in the field of developmental disabilities. She has worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute...

Dr. M.E.B. Lewis

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3825 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (443) 923-7822
Email: lewismeb@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Lewis is the director of projects that introduce or extend knowledge of special education policy, interventions or information to both Kennedy Krieger staff and others in the outside community of educators, families, colleges, universities, agencies and community or business groups.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Lewis received her bachelor's degree in English and philosophy from Towson State College and continued her graduate education at Johns Hopkins University, where she received a master's degree as a reading specialist, and a doctorate in human communication disorders. She taught English and was a reading specialist in Baltimore City public schools for nine years before coming to Kennedy Krieger as principal of its school...

Dr. Thomas Ley

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-4442
Email: ley@kennedykgieger.org

Dr. Thomas Ley is a psychologist in the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also a part-time instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Ley received his bachelor's of science in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1974. His graduate training included both clinical and school psychology, receiving his master's of arts in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in 1978, and his Ph.D. in school psychology from Howard University in 1983. Dr. Ley completed two internships, one in school/clinical child psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and the other in clinical psychology with adult in...

Dr. Xu Li

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9513
E-mail: xuli@mri.jhu.edu

Dr. Xu Li is a research associate in the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Xu Li graduated with a master's degree from Zhejiang University in China in 2004. He then obtained a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2010. His thesis focused on the development of magnetoacoustic tomography with magnetic induction for imaging electrical properties of biological tissues. After that, he started his fellowship training in the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the department of radiology in...

Yunqing Li

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (443) 923-9526
Email: liyu@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Yunqing Li is a research scientist at the Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Li pursued her undergraduate and graduate education at the Yunnan University in China. She then held a teaching position at the Kunming Medical College in China before pursuing her doctoral degree in medical genetics from Sichuan University. She came to the United States in 2003 to complete postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and in the Department of Neurology at Kennedy Krieger Institute. In 2005, she was recruited as a faculty member for the...

Steven E. Lindauer

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7463
Email: lindauer@kennedykrieger.org

Steven E. Lindauer, PhD, is the assistant director of the Pediatric Developmental Disabilities Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Lindauer received his bachelor's of arts in psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 1995. Dr. Lindauer joined the faculty of Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1996 as a behavior data specialist before becoming a clinical specialist shortly after. He left the institute to earn a master's degree in human development and a doctorate in developmental and child psychology from the University of Kansas, where he was also a research assistant. At the Developmental...

Dr. Paul Lipkin

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 443-923-3265 or 4140
Email: lipkin@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Paul Lipkin is the director of Medical Informatics and principal investigator of the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Lipkin is also an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Lipkin received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School. He received his general pediatric training, focusing on primary care, at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, followed by subspecialty training in developmental pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Lipkin...

Guanshu Liu

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 287-8306
Email: guanshu@mri.jhu.edu or liug@kennedykrieger.org

Guanshu Liu is an Assistant Professor in the F.M. Kirby Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He holds a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Guanshu Liu, Ph.D., is currently a tenure track Assistant Professor in the F.M. Kirby Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Guanshu Liu earned his doctoral degree in biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve...

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Maria Del Carmen Lopez-Arvizu

Kennedy Krieger Institute
716 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7620
Email: Lopez@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. López-Arvizu is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She currently serves as the medical director of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic, as well as a psychiatrist for the Outpatient Neurobehavioral Unit and Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. Dr. López-Arvizu is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University, as well as a member of the medical staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. López-Arvizu received her medical degree from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 1995. She served as an intern in internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, a...

Rajneesh Mahajan

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Psychiatry Clinic Nurse Line: (443) 923-9493
CARD Nurse Line: (443) 923-7646

Dr. Rajneesh Mahajan is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Rajneesh Mahajan received his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College (University of Delhi), in 1992. After some training in psychiatry in India, he interned in general psychiatry at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. He then moved to Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from the general psychiatry residency training program at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 1999. He received his training in child and adolescent psychiatry from the combined University of Maryland/...

Dr. Mark Mahone

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 East Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-4442
Email: mahone@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Mark Mahone is a child neuropsychologist, research scientist, and the director of the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is on the core faculty in psychology for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Leadership Education Excellence in Caring for Children with Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Mahone received his PhD from the State University of New York at Albany in 1990, and completed an APA-accredited...

Dr. Nicholas Marsh-Armstrong

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2670
Email: marsh-armstrong@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Nicholas Marsh-Armstrong is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Marsh-Armstrong graduated magna cum laude with his bachelor's degree in chemistry and philosophy at Haverford, where he won the Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry. He went on to pursue graduate work in neuroscience and cellular and developmental biology at Harvard, receiving his doctoral degree in 1994. He then served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution of Washington in the Department of Embryology until early this year, when he came to Hopkins and Kennedy Krieger Institute as an assistant...

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Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443)923-2806
Email: mayforth@kennedykrieger.org

Megan Mayforth is a clinical social work supervisor and training coordinator for the Department of Social Work. Her clinical work is in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit.


Biographical Sketch:

Megan Mayforth graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2002, with a bachelor's of arts in social work. She received her master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work in 2003 as an advanced standing student. Megan is a former Kennedy Krieger Institute trainee. She completed her master's level...

Dr. John McDonald

Kennedy Krieger Institute
716 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9211
Email: McDonaldJ@kennedykrieger.org

A neurologist and research scientist, Dr. McDonald directs the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. McDonald graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana in 1985 with a bachelor’s of science degree, magna cum laude, in neuroscience. From there, he matriculated at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he began a combined M.D./Ph.D. program in the Medical Scientists Training Program (MSTP) that he completed in 1992. While pursuing his advanced degrees, Dr. McDonald completed a fellowship in neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and served as a visiting scientist at Eli Lilly and Co., in...

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Dr. Deepa Menon

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Appointments: (443) 923-9400
Medical Concerns: (443) 923-7646

Dr. Deepa Menon is a member of the medical staff at Kennedy Krieger Institute in the Division of Neurology and Developmental Medicine. She is also the assistant medical director at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), which is located on Greenspring Avenue.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Menon received her medical training at Madras Medical College in Chennai, India, graduating with the bachelor of medicine/bachelor of science (MBBS) degree in 1991. She subsequently completed pediatric residency training at the Cook County Children's Hospital in Chicago, IL, in 1997 and joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2003 as a resident in neurodevelopmental disabilities through the Johns Hopkins University. Since graduating from the residency program in 2007, she has been an active...

Susumu Mori

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 614-2736
Email: susumu@mri.jhu.edu

Susumu Mori is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Radiology. He holds active tenure at Kennedy Krieger Institute, working in the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Mori received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Tokyo University of Fisheries. In 1996, he received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in biophysics. He also completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Mori is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Radiology.


Research Summary:

Dr. Mori's research interests center on the...

Ann B. Moser

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2761
Email: mosera@kennedykrieger.org

Ann Moser is a research associate in neurology and co-director of the Peroxisomal Diseases Laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Ann Moser received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 1961 from Radcliffe College. During the time she was an undergraduate, she was a technician in Dr. Konrad Bloch’s laboratory at Harvard University. After working as a technician in laboratories in different hospitals, Moser joined the John F. Kennedy Institute (later Kennedy Krieger Institute) in 1976 as a senior technician. In 1982, she became an assistant in neurology. Since 1991, Moser has been working as a research associate in neurology. She is a co-director of the ...

Dr. Stewart Mostofsky

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9268

Dr. Stewart Mostofsky is a research scientist and director of the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an associate professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Mostofsky received his medical degree in 1990 through the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-Albany Medical College six-year program, where he won the Jack Spitalny Prize for exceptional achievement in pediatrics. He went on to an internship and residencies in pediatrics and pediatric neurology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Mostofsky first came to Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1995 for a fellowship in the Department of Developmental Cognitive Neurology, and stayed on as a pediatric...

Dr. SakkuBai Naidu

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2778

Dr. SakkuBai Naidu is a research scientist and director of the Department of Neurogenetics at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also a professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Naidu received her undergraduate and medical training at Madras Medical College in India, graduating in 1962. She served internships and residencies in pediatrics at hospitals in Madras and in Brooklyn before accepting a fellowship in pediatric neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. She worked in hospitals in Chicago at the University of Illinois and Loyola University in Maywood, IL. In 1983, she trained in Neonatal EEG/Neurology at Port Royal Hospital in Paris. She came to Hopkins in 1985 as a Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Scholar. Dr. Naidu works as a...

Julia O'Connor

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Dr. O'Connor is a research scientist and psychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. O'Connor received her undergraduate training at Rutgers College - Rutgers University where she received her bachelor's degree in psychology. She completed her master's and doctoral training at the State University of New York in Binghamton in clinical psychology where she worked with children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders. She then completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to focus on working with developmentally disabled children who display severe behavior problems. Dr. O'Connor accepted a faculty position in the...

Edore Onigu-Otite

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21231
Phone: (443) 923-5896
Email: Onigu-Otite@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Onigu-Otite is a member of the faculty and medical director of the Family Center of Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Edore Onigu-Otite received her medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in biomedical research before attending the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, where she completed a residency program in general psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. She went on to receive further training in addiction psychiatry at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Adewuya is...

Mary L. O'Connor Leppert

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-3240
E-mail: leppert@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Mary L. O’Connor Leppert, M.B., B.Ch., is a member of the medical staff in the department of Neurodevelopmental Medicine. Dr. Leppert is co-director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Follow-Up Clinic, and assistant director of the Center for Development and Learning. She is a consultant physician at St. Agnes Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Leppert received her undergraduate degree in biology from the Catholic...

Dr. Theodosia Paclawskyj

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2914
Email: Paclawskyj@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Paclawskyj is a research scientist and case manager in the Neurobehavioral Unit Outpatient Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Paclawskyj received a bachelor's of arts degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1990, an master's of arts degree from Louisiana State University in 1995, and a doctoral degree from Louisiana State University in 1998. Dr. Paclawskyj completed both her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI). She joined the Hopkins/KKI faculty in 2001. Dr. Paclawskyj is a...

Dr. James Pekar

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9510
Email: jpekar@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. James Pekar is a research scientist at Kennedy Krieger Institute and is the manager and research coordinator of the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging. He is also an associate professor in the Russel H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at John Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Pekar completed his undergraduate degree in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and went on for his doctoral degree in biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1988. After fellowships at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Dr. Pekar served as an assistant professor of...

Dr. Galit Pelled

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2751
Email: Pelled@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Galit Pelled is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Pelled graduated from the Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel) and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD).


Research Summary:

Successful rehabilitation following injury to the nervous system involves appropriate neuronal compensation and re-wiring of afferent and efferent pathways. However, the underlying neuronal mechanisms that influence brain reorganization in the infant and the adult are poorly understood. The focus of the lab is to probe and manipulate the appropriate neuronal...

Susan Perkins-Parks

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7472
Email: parks@kennedykrieger.org

Susan Perkins-Parks is the director of the Behavior Management Clinic in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Perkins-Parks is a child psychologist with special interest in the application of empirically supported, behavioral and cognitive behavioral treatment for children with challenging behaviors. Her primary clinical and research interest include behavior problems in toddlers and preschool children, early intervention and prevention, parent and teacher training, ADHD and behavioral assessment. Dr. Perkins-Parks graduated from Creighton...

Jamie Perry

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-3240
Email: perryj@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Jamie Perry is a developmental pediatrician in the Division of Neurology and Developmental Medicine at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also a clinical instructor in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a member of the consulting medical staff at St. Agnes Hospital.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Perry received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed a masters of public health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She completed residency training in pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, and a fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. After completing her fellowship training, Dr. Perry held the position...

Dr. Jonathan Pevsner

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2686
Email: pevsner@kennedykrieger.org
http://pevsnerlab.kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Jonathan Pevsner is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He also holds a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Pevsner received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Haverford College and his doctoral degree in pharmacology and molecular sciences from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He pursued post-doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and joined the faculty of Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1995.


Research Summary:

Dr. Pevsner studies the molecular basis of...

Dr. Frank Pidcock

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9440
Email: pidcock@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Frank S. Pidcock is Vice President of Rehabilitation at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Director of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Division in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins Hospital and University School of Medicine. He is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and an associate professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Pidcock attended the Johns Hopkins University before going on to medical school at the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1977. His post-doctoral training includes a pediatric residency at Hahnemann University Hospital from 1979 to 1981, a developmental pediatrics fellowship at St....

Dr. Joseph P. Pillion

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-3220
Email: pillion@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Joseph P. Pillion is an audiologist and director of the Department of Audiology at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Pillion received his bachelor's of arts degree from Western Michigan University and his master's of arts and doctoral degrees from the Ohio State University. Dr. Pillion was a research associate at the Ohio State University from 1979-1981. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in audiology at Kennedy Krieger from 1982 to 1984. He continued his career working as a clinical audiologist at the Southside Virginia Training Center for two years. He returned to the Kennedy Krieger Institute in...

Dr. Suzanne Venoski Prestwich

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9440
Email: Prestwich@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Prestwich is the medical director of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit (PRU) at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is a faculty member at Kennedy Krieger Institute and an instructor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Prestwich received a bachelor's of arts in history from the University of Mississippi in 1991 and her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1995. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 1998. Following her residency, she worked as an attending physician at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. She then spent a year as a consultant pediatrician at Mersey Community...

Alison Pritchard, PhD

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 East Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-4409
E-mail: Pritchard@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Alison Pritchard is a licensed clinical psychologist and research scientist in the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, as well as the program director of the Neuropsychology Research Lab and the Neuropsychology Research Training Program. She holds an appointment as Instructor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

After graduating from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Psychology, Dr. Pritchard completed her graduate training in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in child development, at the University of Delaware, earning her Ph.D. in 2006. She worked as a pre-doctoral intern at the Devereux...

Gerald Raymond

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9200
Email: raymond@kennedykrieger.org

Gerald Raymond is a pediatric neurologist and research scientist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Raymond is also a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University, and on the medical staff in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Raymond graduated in 1980 from Fairfield University with a bachelor's of science in biology and went on to graduate from University of Connecticut in 1984. Upon graduation, he became a resident in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University and in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed training in clinical genetics at Harvard in 1990.

For the past 10 years, Dr. Raymond has been a pediatric neurologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He joined...

Albert Recio

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9227
Email: Recio@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Albert Recio is a physician in the paralysis restoration program at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI), and the medical director for the aquatics medicine program at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Born in the Philippines, Dr. Recio graduated cum laude-first place with his medical degree in 1997 from the Perpetual Help College of Medicine in Biñan, Laguna. He undertook his internship training at the Perpetual Help Medical Center from 1997-1998. At Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago, Illinois from 2002-2003, Dr. Recio completed his general internship. While at the Harvard Medical School/...

Richard Redett

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2700

Dr. Richard Redett is co-director of the Brachial Plexus Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also the director of pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and the Johns Hopkins Cleft Lip and Palate Center, as well as an assistant professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Division of Pediatric Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Redett specializes in cleft lip and palate surgery, facial paralysis, brachial plexus injuries and pediatric burn surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2000, as well as a residency in plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital combined with University of Maryland Shock Trauma in 2002. From 2002 to 2003, Dr. Redett practiced as a fellow of pediatric plastic surgery at the Hospital for Sick...

Dr. Jennifer Reesman

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-4442
Email: reesman@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Reesman is a pediatric neuropsychologist and research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Reesman is the supervising neuropsychologist for the Deafness Related Evaluations and More (DREAM) Clinic within the Department of Neuropsychology and the multi-disciplinary Sports Neurorehabilitation Concussion Clinic.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Reesman received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Gallaudet University in 2008, and completed her pre-doctoral internship training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of...

Lisa Reichenbach

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-4442
Email: reichenbach@kennedykrieger.org

Lisa Reichenbach is a psychologist in the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an instructor in psychiatry (part time) at the Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Reichenbach graduated from Yale University in 1976 with a bachelor's of arts in psychology and philosophy. She then worked for two years as a research assistant in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Dr. Reichenbach studied clinical psychology at Vanderbilt University and received her doctoral degree in 1984. She completed her internship at Long Island Jewish - Hillside Medical Center. Dr. Reichenbach worked as a psychologist at the Children's Day Treatment Program at the Staten Island...

Gina Richman

Kennedy Krieger Institute
720 Aliceanna Street, Suite 204
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (443) 923-7473
Email: richman@kennedykrieger.org

Gina Richman is the director of the Child and Family Therapy Clinic within the Department of Behavioral Psychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Richman graduated from Florida State University, where she received her masters degree and her doctoral degree in both child clinical psychology and school psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and her post-doctoral fellowhip at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Richman has been a licensed psychologist, as well as a...

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Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2731
Email: Rolider@kennedykrieger.org

Natalie Rolider is a Senior Behavior Analyst at the Neurobehavioral Inpatient Unit in Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Department of Behavioral Psychology. She is also an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Rolider received her doctoral degree in psychology from University of Florida in 2007. Following graduation, Dr. Rolider continued as an assistant scientist at University of Florida where she served as the Clinical Director of the University of Florida Prader-Willi Syndrome Project. Dr. Rolider joined the Neurobehavioral Unit at Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2009. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst...

Griffin Rooker

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Office 248 D
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9509
Email: rooker@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Griffin W. Rooker is a research scientist of the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Rooker earned his doctoral degree in psychology (behavior analysis) in 2010. He then completed a post-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2012. He is a board certified behavior analyst. He is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis and the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis.


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James Rubenstein

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7646
Email: Rubenstein@kennedykrieger.org

James Rubenstein, M.D., is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician on the full-time staff at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a clinician working primarily in the fields of epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy and other complications of birth injury. His main role and goal is to provide comprehensive care and follow up for children with developmental disabilities utilizing the latest techniques in clinical evaluation and laboratory investigation/technology.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Rubenstein graduated from Union College (NY) in 1968 and New York University School of Medicine in 1972, and completed his pediatric residency and training in neurodevelopmental pediatrics at...

Dr. Cristina Sadowsky

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Dr. Sadowsky is the clinical director of the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Born in Romania, Dr. Sadowsky attended the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest from 1983 to 1989. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Meridia Huron Hospital/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH in 1994. She served as chief resident from July 1994 to June 1995. From there, she began a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She was named chief resident of that program in April 1997. Immediately following the completion of her second residency, she began a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/...

Dr. Cynthia Salorio

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9440
Email: salorio@kennedykrieger.org

Cynthia Salorio is a research scientist and pediatric neuropsychologist in both the Department of Neuropsychology and the Department of Rehabilitation at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Salorio graduated in 1992 from Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor's of arts in natural sciences/behavioral biology. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. Dr. Salorio also completed a pre-doctoral internship in neuropsychology and clinical child psychology at...

Yana Sandlers

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2782
Email: sandlers@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Sandlers is assistant director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute and a research associate in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Sandlers received her doctorate degree in chemistry from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in nutritional biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Sandlers has been with the Kennedy Krieger Institute since 2009. She is a member of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry and the Society For Inherited Metabolic Disorders.


Research Summary:

Dr. Sandlers' research is focused on understanding biochemical abnormalities underlying different metabolic...

Geeta Sarphare

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (443) 923-7663
Email: sarphare@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Geeta Sarphare, licensed psychologist, is the clinical director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Sarphare received her doctoral degree from the Ohio State University Department of Psychology with a specialization in developmental disabilities/intellectual disabilities. She also has a master's degree in special education teaching, a specialist in education in community college and higher education, a bachelor's of science in microbiology and biochemistry and a bachelor's of education in special education. While earning her doctoral degree, Dr. Sarphare received extensive course work in...

Scott Schultz

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9440
Email: SchultzS@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Schultz joined the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute faculty in 2010. He is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Schultz received bachelor's of arts and bachelor's of science degrees from Tulane University in 2000, as well as a medical degree from George Washington University in 2004. He completed an internship at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in internal medicine in 2005, a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System in 2008 and a two-year pediatric rehabilitation fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2010. Dr. Schultz joined the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute faculty in 2010.

Dr...

Dr. Bruce Shapiro

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9136
Email: shapiro@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Shapiro is the vice president of training, the director of the Maternal and Child Health Training Program, "Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities" (LEND) and director of the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program. He is also a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Arnold J. Capute, MD, MPH, Chair in neurodevelopmental disabilities.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Shapiro attended Boston University's six-year combined liberal arts and medical sciences program. After graduation in 1972, he undertook post-doctoral training at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC,...

Dr. Jay Shapiro

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2703
Email: shapiroj@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Jay Shapiro is the director of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute and also a professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Shapiro is an endocrinologist with more than 30 years of experience studying and caring for both children and adults with OI, as well as other bone conditions.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Shapiro attended Franklin and Marshall College before completing his medical education at Boston University. Following many years of serving in the U.S. Public Health Service and achieving commendation, as well as extensive experience at the National Institutes of Health and Uniformed Services University of the Health...

Charles Silberstein

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Charles E. Silberstein, MD, MSc, is an attending orthopaedic surgeon in the Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Silberstein obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1958. He then completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Jefferson Medical College Hospital (now the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital) in Philadelphia, PA, in 1963. From 1963 to 1964 he was a National Institute of Health post-doctoral fellow at Jefferson and received his master of science degree in 1964. After returning to Baltimore to begin his orthopaedic practice, he came under the tutelage and mentorship of Dr....

Wayne Silverman

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2738
Fax: (443) 923-2735
Email: silvermanw@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Wayne Silverman is the director of Intellectual Disabilities Research in the Department of Behavioral Psychology, at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is the co-director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. He also is a member of the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Silverman attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, receiving his B.A. in Psychology in 1969 and Ph.D. in 1973. He then spent the next 33 years as a scientist in the Department of Psychology of the New York Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, serving as Department Chief from 1987 until he came...

Dr. Keith Slifer

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2900
Email: slifer@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Keith Slifer is the director of the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Clinic in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Slifer is also an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Slifer received his bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College (now William McDaniel College) and continued his education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) for his master's degree and Florida State University for his doctoral degree. He completed his internship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in the Department of...

Dr. Beth Slomine

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2725
Email: Slomine@Kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Beth Slomine is currently the director of training and neuropsychological rehabilitation services within the Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an associate professor of psychiatry and associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Slomine is a licensed psychologist and board certified clinical neuropsychologist.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Slomine received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Florida in 1995. She completed an internship at the Brockton/West Roxbury Veteran's Administration Medical Center and Harvard University. Dr. Slomine completed a post-doctoral fellowship in geriatric psychology and...

Christopher Smith

Kennedy Krieger Institute
7000 Tudsbury Road
Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Phone: (443) 923-9555
Email: smithchr@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Smith is the director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, and a Faculty in the Center for Women's and Children's Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition, Dr. Smith is Director of Scientific Inquiry at the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Smith received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Colorado with a major in Psychology. He also received his doctoral degree in Special Education from the...

Constance Smith-Hicks

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (443) 923-7646
Email: hicksc@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Smith-Hicks is a research scientist and Director of the Basic Science Research in Fragile X Syndrome at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.  She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

After completing her Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry from the City College of New York (CUNY), Dr. Smith-Hicks entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she obtained her M.D., Ph.D. in 2000.  She trained in Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her Neurology and Pediatric Neurology training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2005. Dr. Smith-Hicks...

Paul Sponseller

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2703
E-mail: psponse@jhmi.edu

Paul Sponseller is the chief of pediatric orthopedics at Johns Hopkins Hospital and holds active staff tenure at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also the vice chairman of orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Sponseller is a professor in orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Sponseller graduated in 1980 with a medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He continued his education with his fellowship at the Children's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Sponseller also received his master's of science in the business of medicine in 1998 and his master's of business administration in 2000.

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Elaine Stashinko

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9146
Email: stashinko@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Stashinko is a research associate at the Hugo W. Moser Research Institute, director of the Carter Center for Brain Research in Holoprosencephaly and Related Malformations, director of clinical research within the Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine and director of nursing research at Kennedy Krieger. She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Stashinko received her bachelor's of science degree in nursing from Albright College in 1975, her master's of science in maternal and child health nursing from the University of Maryland in 1979, and her doctorate degree from the University...

Dr. Steven J. Steinberg

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2759
Email: steinbergs@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Steven J. Steinberg is a geneticist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in clinical biochemical genetics and clinical molecular genetics. Dr. Steinberg is also an assistant professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and co-director of the DNA Diagnostic Lab at Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Steinberg earned a bachelor's of arts in zoology from Drew University and a doctoral degree in genetics from the University of London in 1995. He completed his post-doctoral training in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University from 1996 to 1999. He joined the Hopkins/Kennedy Krieger Institute faculty in 2000. He is a member of the...

Jacqueline Stone

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2792
Email: stone@kennedykrieger.org

As Director, Information Dissemination, Dr. Stone works in concert with the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) leadership team and community partners to ensure wide dissemination of disability related information in multiple formats, and to all stakeholders. In addition she serves as the Training Coordinator for the MCDD’s Pre-Service Training Core function, and the Leadership and Clinical Education Director for the Maternal Child Health Careers/RISE-UP Project, a CDC funded collaborative grant awarded to Kennedy Krieger Institute, providing training and mentorship to undergraduate students interested in public healthKennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Stone received a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland...

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Stacy Suskauer

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9440
Email: suskauer@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Stacy Suskauer is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs at the Institute. She is also an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Suskauer attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina for her undergraduate and medical education. She completed a combined residency program in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. She came to Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins for a pediatric rehabilitation research fellowship and subsequently joined the faculty of these...

Tami Swearingen

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9430
Email: Swearingen@kennedykrieger.org

Tami Swearingen is the Senior Vice President, Nursing and Patient Services, Nurse Executive at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.


Biographical Sketch:

Swearingen received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Delaware and went on to obtain her Master's of Art in health care administration/management at the College of Notre Dame. She holds a certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant and has served as an expert witness and completed numerous case reviews across the country. She serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for Nurse.com (Gannett Company). She is a member of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE), American Organization of...

Dr. Elaine Tierney

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore MD, 21211
Phone: (443) 923-7657
Email: tierney@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Elaine Tierney is a research scientist and director of the Department of Psychiatry at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an associate professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Tierney received her bachelor's of arts from the University of Florida and her medical degree at the University of South Florida in 1989. After completing a transitional residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and a general psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, she accepted a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has served as the medical director of both Kennedy Krieger's Neurobehavioral Unit and its...

Carol Tiffany

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2757

Carol Tiffany is a clinical biochemist in the Peroxisomal Diseases Laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute and a research assistant in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Carol Tiffany received a master's degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University in 2002. She has spent many years in the pharmaceutical industry, performing research in the areas of neurology, as well as pain and inflammation. In 1991, she collaborated with Dr. Hugo Moser on a project that involved the inflammation pathway of patients with peroxisomal diseases. In 2002, she was appointed to a research assistant position in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Genetic Medicine (IGM) where she managed a yeast genome-wide screening project. In 2006, she accepted the position of clinical biochemist in the...

Dr. Melissa Trovato

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9440
Email: trovato@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Trovato is the director of Inpatient Rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an Assistant Professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Trovato received a bachelor's of science degree from Salem College in 1990 and a medical degree degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1994. She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Sinai Hospital-Johns Hopkins School of Medicine residency program in 1999, followed by a two-year pediatric rehabilitation fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Trovato joined the Johns Hopkins...

Dr. Janet Turner

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2650
Email: turner@kennedykrieger.org

Jan Turner is the director of the Speech-Language and Assistive Technology Department at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She also holds faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University, including an assistant professorship in the physical medicine and rehabilitation department and an adjunct faculty appointment in the special education department.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Turner received her bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1975, and her master's degree in speech pathology at Syracuse University in 1976. In 1978, Dr. Turner received a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Turner completed her...

Dr. Peter C.M. van Zijl

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9500
E-mail: pvanzijl@mri.jhu.edu

Dr. Peter C. M. van Zijl is a research scientist at Kennedy Krieger Institute, as well as the founding director of the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging. He is also a professor of radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. van Zijl graduated cum laude with a master's degree in inorganic chemistry and continued to obtain a doctoral degree in mathematics and physics. His thesis focused on the description of molecular alignment in magnetic fields and the changes in the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra related to this. After completing fellowships in nuclear magnetic resonance (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh) and MRI (...

Image Ranjit Varghese

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 N. Broadway, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9135
Email: varghese@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Ranjit Varghese is the medical director of the Ortho-Cerebral Palsy Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also a specialist in pediatric neuromuscular disorders at the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Pediatric Division. Dr. Varghese’s areas of clinical interest are the treatment of cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disorders. He also specializes in children’s hip and foot disorders, including clubfoot, toe walking, Perthes Disease, and developmental dysplasia of the hip.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Varghese earned his medical degree from Manipal University, India, where he also did his residency. He earned a master’s degree in Health Science...

Dr. Roma Vasa

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
New Appointments: (443) 923-9400
Follow-Up Appointments: (443) 923-7630
Nursing Line: (443) 923-7646

Dr. Vasa is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the director of education and training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Vasa completed her undergraduate training at Colby College and received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1991. She completed an internal medicine fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and her adult and child psychiatry training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Vasa is the director of education and training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. In her clinic, she sees children and adolescents with a variety of...

Dr. Rebecca Vaurio

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-4442
Email: vaurio@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Vaurio is a clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Neuropsychology, as well as at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). She is also appointed as an instructor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Vaurio graduated from Wellesley College in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in psychobiology. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology, with a concentration in neuropsychology, from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. Dr. Vaurio completed her internship at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, then went on to complete a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at...

Hilary Vernon, MD, PhD

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2783

Dr. Hilary Vernon is an attending physician at Kennedy Krieger Institute and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University. She joined the Institute's faculty in 2011, and is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, and clinical biochemical laboratory genetics.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Vernon received her B.A. in biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, her M.D. at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/UMDNJ and her Ph.D. at Rutgers University. She completed a combined residency in pediatrics and clinical genetics and a fellowship in clinical laboratory biochemical genetics at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vernon is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, and clinical biochemical laboratory genetics. She joined the faculty at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and at Johns Hopkins University in 2011.


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Susan Villani

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-4507
Email: villani@kennedykrieger.org

Susan Villani is currently the medical director of school programs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Villani received her bachelor's degree from Emory University in 1973 and continued her education at West Virginia University Medical School, receiving her medical degree in 1977. Dr. Villani completed her residency at University of Kentucky Medical Center. In 1999, after over 20 years of work at different facilities around the country, she became the medical director for the Kennedy Krieger school programs.

Dr. Villani is an active member of the American Academy of Child and...

Lee E. Wachtel

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7732
Pager: (410) 307-2421
Email: wachtel@kennedykrieger.org

Lee E. Wachtel, MD, is the medical director and an attending child psychiatrist of the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She also directs consultation-liaison psychiatry services for the Rehabilitative Unit. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Wachtel received her undergraduate degree in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University, with a major in French Language and Literature. In 1993, she graduated summa cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University...

Dr. Kathryn Wagner

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9525

Dr. Kathryn Wagner is the director of the Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and an associate professor of neurology and neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Wagner obtained her undergraduate degree from Yale University, graduating summa cum laude with honors in biology. She participated in the NIH-funded medical scientist training program and obtained her medical and doctoral degrees at Johns Hopkins. Her thesis work in the laboratory of Richard Huganir, Ph.D., included the original cloning and characterization of the dystrophin-associated protein, dystrobrevin.

She completed her internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at Johns Hopkins. She went on to complete a neuromuscular fellowship at Hopkins and a clinical...

Dr. Cynthia Ward

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Email: wardc@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Cynthia Ward is the inpatient consultation-liaison and pain services coordinator for the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Ward is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Ward is a licensed pediatric psychologist.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Ward received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University Atlanta in 2007. She completed her internship and two years of post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of...

Dr. Lana Warren

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9312
Email: warrenl@kennedykrieger.org

Lana Warren is the senior vice president of clinical programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute and is also a part-time instructor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Warren received her undergraduate training in occupational therapy at Western Michigan University. She has a master's degree in health related profession from the University of Pittsburgh and in applied healing arts from Tai Sophia Institute, as well as a doctoral degree in education from the Johns Hopkins University. Her clinical background is in pediatrics, particularly focusing on children with cerebral palsy, brain injury, and learning disabilities. She is also an energy practitioner. Dr. Warren’s...

Dr. Paul Watkins

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2754
Email: watkins@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Paul Watkins is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also a professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has held joint appointments in the Department of Biological Chemistry since 1992 and in the Center for Human Nutrition in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health since 1994.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Watkins did his undergraduate, graduate and medical training at Johns Hopkins, receiving a medical degree and doctoral degree in biochemistry in 1978. In the years which followed, he served as both a research associate and medical staff fellow at the National Institutes of Health, as well as commissioned officer service for the United States Public Health...

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Dr. Mary Ann Wilson

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2690
Lab: (443) 923-2694
Email: wilsonm@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Mary Ann Wilson is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Wilson received her bachelor's of arts in both art and physiology from the University of California at Berkeley before coming to Johns Hopkins for a doctoral degree in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, which she received in 1990. She held post-doctoral fellowships at Hopkins’ Department of Neuroscience and Kennedy Krieger Institute's neuroscience lab before joining the research faculty at Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1994.

Dr. Wilson was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at UC-Berkeley in...

Dr. Erica Wodka

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (443) 923-7630
Fax: (443) 923-7560
Email: wodka@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Ericka Wodka is a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Wodka graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2001 with a B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology.  She then continued her education at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, PA earning a M.S. in 2003 and Ph.D. in 2006, both in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in clinical neuropsychology.  Dr. Wodka completed her clinical internship at the Mailman Center for Child...

Shuli Xia

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Office Phone: (443) 923-9498
Lab Phone: (443) 923-2683
Email: xia@kennedykrieger.org

Shuli Xia is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor in the Departments of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Xia received her doctoral degree in biology from Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany in 1998. She had her post-doctoral training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO and Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT before she came to the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2002. She became a faculty member at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2006.


Research Summary:

Dr. Xia’s research focuses on the cellular and molecular biology of primary brain tumor malignancy. Over the...

Nirbhay Yadav

Kennedy Krieger Institute
FM Kirby Research Center, KKI
707 N Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone: (443) 923-2785
Email:nyadav@jhu.edu

Dr. Yadav is a Research Associate in the F.M. Kirby Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and in the Department of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Yadav completed his tertiary studies at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. In 2010, he obtained his PhD for developing novel NMR diffusometry methods for probing porous systems. Following his PhD, he completed at post-doctoral fellowship in the group of Dr. Peter van Zijls group at the F.M. Kirby Research Center and in the Department of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Research Summary:

Dr. Yadav research interests focus on developing novel MRI techniques for...

Image Mingyao Ying

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway, Room 424
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2683
Email: ying@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Mingyao Ying is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Ying received his Ph.D. degree from Fudan University in China for research on neurodegenerative diseases. He completed post-doctoral research on Parkinson’s disease with Dr. Ted Dawson at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and most recently on transcriptional regulation of brain tumor stem cells with Dr. John Laterra at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Research Summary:

Dr. Ying received his scientific training in the field of...

Dr. Andrew Zabel

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-4442
Email: zabela@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Andrew Zabel is a pediatric neuropsychologist and research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is the clinical director of the Department of Neuropsychology and an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is on the core faculty in psychology for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Leadership Education Excellence in Caring for Children with Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program and the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (MRDDRC).


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Zabel received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Drexel University of Philadelphia, PA in 2000, and completed his...

Dr. Kathleen Zackowski

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2717
Email: zackowski@kennedykrieger.org

Kathleen M. Zackowski, PhD, OTR, is an Associate Professor at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Neurology.


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

Dr. Zackowski earned her bachelor's of science in occupational therapy from Texas Tech University and went on to complete her master's of science in exercise and sport science from the University of Arizona. She worked as an occupational therapist in Texas, Arizona and California for several years before pursuing her doctorate. She completed her PhD in movement science through the program in physical therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Zackowski completed her post-doctoral work at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/...

Dr. Jennifer Zarcone

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2925
Email: zarcone@kennedykrieger.org

Jennifer Zarcone is a Senior Behavior Analyst on the Neurobehavioral Unit in Behavioral Psychology and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is a supervising clinician and researcher for individuals with disabilities who have severe problem behavior.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Zarcone obtained her doctoral degree from the Behavior Analysis program at the University of Florida, Department of Psychology in 1993. She is a board certified behavior analyst and a licensed psychologist. She has served in leadership positions on the Board of Directors for the Association for Positive Behavior Support. For the Association of Behavior Analysis (ABAI) she serves on the Practice Board and as a conference ...

Dr. Andrew Zimmerman

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9150

Dr. Andrew W. Zimmerman is a pediatric neurologist and research scientist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Zimmerman received his AB from Princeton and attended medical school at Columbia University, where he obtained his medical degree in 1970. While at Columbia, he was awarded the EJ Noble Foundation International Fellowship and the Medical Student Research Award. After training in pediatrics at the University of Michigan, Dr. Zimmerman served as a clinical associate in the developmental and metabolic neurology branch of NINDS at NIH. He came to Johns Hopkins in 1974 as a fellow in pediatric neurology, and received a Certificate of Excellence in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in...

Diagnosis & Disorders

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
Albright Hereditary Osteodystrophy
Aquatic Therapy Program
Ataxia Telangiectasia (AT)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Barth Syndrome
Behavioral Disorders/Self Injurious Behavior
Birth Defects
Brachial Plexus Injury (BPI)
Brain Injury (BI)
Brain Malformations
Brain Tumors
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Communication/Speech/Language Disorders
Concussion
Congenital Myopathy
Deafness and Hearing Loss
Developmental Disorders
Down Syndrome
Encephalitis
Epilepsy (Seizure Disorder)
Feeding Disorders
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Related Disorders
Fragile X Syndrome
Genetic Disorders
Holoprosencephaly (HPE)
Inpatient Program
Intellectual Disability
Learning Disorders (LD)
Leukodystrophy
Metabolic Disorders
Metabolic Myopathies
Mitochondrial Disorders
Movement Disorders
Muscular Dystrophy
Neurodegenerative Disorders
Neurological Disorders
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
Outpatient Medical Clinic
Prematurity
Psychiatric Disorders
Rett Syndrome
Skeletal Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis
Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS)
Transverse Myelitis
Albright Hereditary Osteodystrophy
Aquatic Therapy Program
Ataxia Telangiectasia (AT)
Congenital Myopathy
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Related Disorders
Inpatient Program
Metabolic Myopathies
Muscular Dystrophy
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
Outpatient Medical Clinic
Sleep Disorders
Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome
Transverse Myelitis

Areas of Research

Autism Spectrum Disorders Research
Behavior and Feeding Disorders Research
Bioinformatics Research
Brain Injury Research: Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury and Environmental Brain Disorders
Brain Tumor Research
Center for Neurodevelopmental & Imaging Research
Cerebral Palsy and Other Movement Disorders Research
Clinical Trials Unit at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Educational and Learning Disabilities Research
FM Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging
Genetic Disorders of Cognition and Behavior
Genetic Muscle Disorders Research
Genetic, Metabolic and Degenerative Brain Disorders Research
Genetics Laboratories at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC)
Laboratory of Environmental Epigenetics
Learning and Other Cognitive Disorders Research
Molecular Neuroscience Research
Motion Analysis Laboratory
Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders Research
Neurobehavioral Research Unit (NBRU)
Neuropsychology Research Lab
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Research
Rehabilitation Research
Research Training in Rehabilitation for Brain Injury and Neurological Disabilities
Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Research
Sturge Weber Syndrome Research
Traumatic and Environmental Brain Disorders Research
Bioinformatics Research
Center for Neurodevelopmental & Imaging Research
FM Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging
Genetic Muscle Disorders Research
Genetics Laboratories at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Laboratory of Environmental Epigenetics
Neuropsychology Research Lab
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Research
Research Training in Rehabilitation for Brain Injury and Neurological Disabilities
Sturge Weber Syndrome Research

Programs

Albright Clinic
Aquatic Therapy Program
Assistive Technology Clinic
Audiology Program
Barth Syndrome Clinic
Behavior Management Clinic
Behavioral Psychology Outpatient Programs
Bone Disorders Program
Botulinum Toxin Treatment Program
Brachial Plexus Clinic
Brain Injury Early Assessment and Intervention Clinic
Brain Injury Outpatient Clinics
Brain Injury Responsiveness Program
Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Center for Development and Learning
Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders
Child and Family Support Program
Child and Family Therapy Clinic (CFT)
Community Rehabilitation Program
Constraint Induced and Bimanual Therapy
Cranial Cervical Clinic
Day Feeding Program
Deafness-Related Evaluations and More (DREAM) Clinic
Developmental Cognitive Neurology Clinic
Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center
Fairmount Rehabilitation Programs
Family Center
Family Center Community Programs
Family Center Outpatient Mental Health Program
Family Support Services
Feeding Disorders Clinic
Focused Interdisciplinary Therapy Program
Fragile X Clinic
Genetic Counseling
Healthy Lifestyles Therapy Program
Holoprosencephaly and Related Malformations Center
Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Syndrome Center
Interdisciplinary Brain Injury Clinic
International Adoption Clinic
International Center for Spinal Cord Injury
Intrathecal Baclofen Program (ITBP)
Limb Differences Clinic
Military Behavioral Health Services
Moser Center for Leukodystrophies
Movement Disorders Program (MDP)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Follow-Up Clinic
Neurobehavioral Continuum
Neurobehavioral Outpatient Clinic
Neurobehavioral Unit (NBU)
Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Medicine Program
Neurology and Neurogenetics Clinic
Neuropsychology Department Outpatient Clinics
Neurorehabilitation Concussion Clinic
Nutrition Outpatient Program
Occupational Therapy Clinic
Orthopedic Outpatient Clinic
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic
Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs
Pediatric Developmental Disorders Clinic
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Continuum
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Inpatient Program
Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Clinic (Outpatient)
Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program
Pediatric Psychology Clinic and Consultation Service
Pediatric Rehabilitation Continuum
Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit
Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine
Philip A. Keelty Center for Spina Bifida and Related Conditions
Physical Therapy Clinic
Post-Orthopedic Surgery Program
Seating Clinic
Sickle Cell Neurodevelopmental Clinic
Sleep Disorders Clinic and Lab
Social Work Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
Southeast Baltimore Early Head Start
Specialized Health Needs Interagency Collaboration (SHNIC)
Specialized Transition Program
Speech and Language Outpatient Clinic
Therapeutic Foster Care
Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
Weight Management Program
Albright Clinic
Another Restless Night or Something More?: Five Signs of Sleep Disorders in School-Age Children with Special Needs
Aquatic Therapy Program
Assistive Technology Clinic
Audiology Program
Behavior Management Clinic
Behavioral Psychology Outpatient Programs
Brain Injury Early Assessment and Intervention Clinic
Brain Injury Outpatient Clinics
Brain Injury Responsiveness Program
Center for Development and Learning
Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders
Child and Family Support Program
Child and Family Therapy Clinic (CFT)
Community Rehabilitation Program
Constraint Induced and Bimanual Therapy
Cranial Cervical Clinic
Deafness-Related Evaluations and More (DREAM) Clinic
Developmental Cognitive Neurology Clinic
Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center
Eat Wings. Raise Funds for Rett Syndrome Research
Eat Wings. Raise Funds for Rett Syndrome Research
Eat Wings. Raise Funds for Rett Syndrome Research
Fairmount Rehabilitation Programs
Family Center
Family Center Community Programs
Family Center Outpatient Mental Health Program
Family Support Services
Feeding Disorders Program Fundraiser: A Taste of Greece
Focused Interdisciplinary Therapy Program
Genetic Counseling
Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here?
Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here?
Healthy Lifestyles Therapy Program
Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Syndrome Center
Interdisciplinary Brain Injury Clinic
International Adoption Clinic
Intrathecal Baclofen Program (ITBP)
Kennedy Krieger Institute Announces New Training Initiative to Prepare Psychologists to Meet Special Needs of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Kennedy Krieger Physician to Help Develop Clinical Guidelines for Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Light It Up Blue - Autism Awareness Month Event
Light It Up Blue - Autism Awareness Month Event
Limb Differences Clinic
Local Adaptive Sled Hockey Team Wins National Tournament
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities' Ken Capone Appointed by President Obama to Key Administration Post
Military Behavioral Health Services
Moser Center for Leukodystrophies
Movement Disorders Program (MDP)
Nearly Half Of Children With Autism Wander Or “Bolt” From Safe Places
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Follow-Up Clinic
Neurobehavioral Outpatient Clinic
Neurobehavioral Unit (NBU)
Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Medicine Program
Neuropsychology Department Outpatient Clinics
NIH Awards Funds from NFL Donation to Kennedy Krieger for New Concussion Research Study
Nutrition Outpatient Program
Occupational Therapy Clinic
Online Video To Help Physicians, Parents Recognize Early Signs Of Autism Released To Maryland Pediatricians
Orthopedic Outpatient Clinic
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic
Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs
Pediatric Developmental Disorders Clinic
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Continuum
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Inpatient Program
Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Clinic (Outpatient)
Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program
Pediatric Psychology Clinic and Consultation Service
Pediatric Rehabilitation Continuum
Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit
Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine
Philip A. Keelty Center for Spina Bifida and Related Conditions
Physical Therapy Clinic
Post-Orthopedic Surgery Program
Preparing Young Adults for Independence: Transition and Moving Out
Seating Clinic
Sickle Cell Neurodevelopmental Clinic
Sleep Disorders Clinic and Lab
Social Work Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
Southeast Baltimore Early Head Start
Specialized Health Needs Interagency Collaboration (SHNIC)
Specialized Transition Program
Speech and Language Outpatient Clinic
Strategies to Enhance Functional Participation in Activities of Daily Living
Therapeutic Foster Care
Therapeutic Foster Care: Adoption: Answering the Tough Questions Kids Ask
Therapeutic Foster Care: Advanced Behavior Interventions- Part I
Therapeutic Foster Care: Advanced Behavior Interventions- Part II
Therapeutic Foster Care: ARC Informed Behavior Interventions
Therapeutic Foster Care: ARC Informed Behavioral Interventions
Therapeutic Foster Care: Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Therapeutic Foster Care: Caregiver Affect Management and Self Care Tools
Therapeutic Foster Care: Crisis Intervention and Behavior Management Strategies
Therapeutic Foster Care: Crisis Intervention and Behavior Management Strategies
Therapeutic Foster Care: Focus Group: Training Evaluation and Suggestions
Therapeutic Foster Care: Food, Nutrition, and Family Care
Therapeutic Foster Care: Gang Awareness
Therapeutic Foster Care: IFC Topic Group- Individual Rights and Community Integration
Therapeutic Foster Care: IFC Topic Group- Person Centered Planning Philosophy
Therapeutic Foster Care: IFC Topic Group: Transitioning into Adulthood
Therapeutic Foster Care: IFC Training Individual Rights and Person Centered Planning
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Information Meeting
Therapeutic Foster Care: Legal and Educational Advocacy
Therapeutic Foster Care: Medical Process: Navigating the Medical System and Understanding Hospitalization
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Permanency, Adoption & Birth Families
Therapeutic Foster Care: Preparing Youth to Transition into Independence
Therapeutic Foster Care: Psychopharmacology
Therapeutic Foster Care: Psychopharmacology
Therapeutic Foster Care: Sex Trafficking
Therapeutic Foster Care: Sexual Trauma Intervention
Therapeutic Foster Care: Sexual Trauma Intervention: Tools, Support for Self-Care
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: TFC Family Retreat (Mandatory for all families)
Therapeutic Foster Care: Tools for Competency and Regulation
Therapeutic Foster Care: Tools for Competency and Regulation
Therapeutic Foster Care: Topic Group: Crisis Intervention: De-escalating, Managing, And Utilizing Supports
Therapeutic Foster Care: Topic Group: Youth in Transition: Preparing Youth to Transition into Independence
Therapeutic Foster Care: Town Hall: Strategic Planning and a day of Self-Care and Relaxation
Therapeutic Foster Care: Transition Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Transition Support Group
Therapeutic Foster Care: Understanding and Accessing Respite
Therapeutic Foster Care: Vicarious Trauma as it relates to Biological Families, Reunification, and Transition out of Foster Care
Therapeutic Foster Care: Working with Birth Families
Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
Weight Management Program

Departments

Audiology Department
Behavioral Psychology Department
Child Life/Therapeutic Recreation Department
Neuropsychology Department
Nursing Department
Nutrition Department
Occupational Therapy Department
Physical Therapy Department
Psychiatry Department
Rehabilitation Department
Social Work Department
Speech and Language Department
Audiology Department
Behavioral Psychology Department
Child Life/Therapeutic Recreation Department
Neuropsychology Department
Nutrition Department
Occupational Therapy Department
Physical Therapy Department
Psychiatry Department
Rehabilitation Department
Social Work Department
Speech and Language Department

Centers

Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Center for Development and Learning
Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders
Center For Innovation and Leadership In Special Education
Clinical Trials Unit at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center
Family Center
Find Expanded Access Drugs
Genetics Laboratories at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Holoprosencephaly and Related Malformations Center
Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Syndrome Center
Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC)
International Center for Spinal Cord Injury
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities
Media Coverage
Moser Center for Leukodystrophies
PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs
Partnerships
Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine
Philip A. Keelty Center for Spina Bifida and Related Conditions
Resources for Parents
Center for Development and Learning
Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders
Center For Innovation and Leadership In Special Education
Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center
Family Center
Find Expanded Access Drugs
Genetics Laboratories at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Syndrome Center
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities
Media Coverage
Moser Center for Leukodystrophies
PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs
Partnerships
Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine
Philip A. Keelty Center for Spina Bifida and Related Conditions
Resources for Parents