Dr. Aaron J. Hauptman is a pediatric and adult neuropsychiatrist and associate director of Neuropsychiatry at Kennedy Krieger Institute in the Department of Psychiatry. He is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He specializes in working with individuals and their families struggling with the emotional, behavioral and cognitive impact of neurodevelopmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries.
Dr. Hauptman completed his undergraduate at Brandeis University and medical school at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. His General Psychiatry Residency was at The University of Texas at Austin, where he served as chief resident. This was followed by a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, where he was chief fellow in consultation/liaison psychiatry, and then a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Hauptman was faculty in psychiatry for four years at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University, where he was assistant professor of psychiatry, and began a pediatric neuropsychiatry training clinic, prior to coming to Kennedy Krieger.
Dr. Hauptman’s work and teaching focus on integrating an understanding of localization-based brain function and neurodevelopment into psychiatric formulation and treatment. This is grounded in his training in general adult psychiatry, child/adolescent psychiatry and neuropsychiatry/behavioral neurology. He has a particular interest in working with patients and their families struggling with neurobehavioral sequelae of cerebral palsy, epilepsy syndromes, neuro-genetic conditions, neurodegenerative diseases and neuroimmunological disorders and other acquired central nervous system injuries. These are tremendously underserved populations and, as such, Dr. Hauptman is dedicated to training the next generation of pediatric neuropsychiatrists and improving access to care for these patients and their families. Dr. Hauptman is grateful to have the opportunity to do such work with the wonderful team at Kennedy Krieger.