Dr. Chana Richter is a pediatrician at Kennedy Krieger Institute, with a focus in developmental disabilities. She works at the Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation (CASSI™, formerly known as the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, or CARD), primarily focusing on new diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, Dr. Richter is an assistant professor of pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Dr. Richter received her Bachelors in Science from Touro University/Lander College of Arts and Sciences, and completed her Masters in Education and Special Education through Touro as well. She taught children of varying ages and abilities, and was the assistant director of a school for children with special needs for several years. 

Dr. Richter studied medicine at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. She completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and focused training in the diagnosis and care of children with autism at Kennedy Krieger.


Dr. Richter’s current focus is bridging the gap to diagnosis of autism and initiation of supportive treatment, as well identifying barriers to diagnosis and treatment. She is working to train residents and primary care doctors in recognizing and diagnosing autism in young children, using the Rapid Interactive Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers (RITA-T).

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