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Health Care Professionals Overview:

For more than 75 years, our renowned doctors, researchers, therapists, and educators at the Kennedy Krieger Institute have gained an unparalleled understanding of developmental disabilities. This provides our patients with special needs unique access to the leading experts in neurorehabilitation, behavioral disorders, neurological disorders and other disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system.

To ensure that our patients receive the best possible care, we take an interdisciplinary team approach to develop and implement a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. Depending on the needs of the patient, we offer care in a variety of settings, including inpatient units, more than 55 outpatient programs that see more than 20,000 patients each year, day treatment services, and home- and community-based programs.

Our Guide to Patient Care offers an overview of our programs, listing of our contacts and information on which clinic treats what diagnoses in order to make the referral process easier. You can download the PDF or you can request a hard copy by calling (443) 923-9403 or email us at

About Our Physicians:

Kennedy Krieger Institute is a national leader in providing patient care for children and young adults with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. Our recognized team of pediatric physicians care for more than 20,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation, and world. Our medical staff of more than 200 physicians, representing more than 50 specialties, provide your patients unique access to the latest in research and treatment models in the areas of autism, neurorehabilitation, behavioral disorders, learning disorders and other developmental disorders.

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How to Refer a Patient:

To support the needs of physicians and health care professionals, our Physician Referral Line is available at a dedicated line to identify and provide information on appropriate clinical programs, handle referrals, obtain consultations with Institute physicians and schedule appointments.

To contact our Physician Referral Line, call (443) 923-9403.

For general information, call Kennedy Krieger Institute toll-free at (888) 554-2080.

Referring an International Patient:

Kennedy Krieger coordinates all services, both medical and non-medical, needed by families who travel to Kennedy Krieger from outside the United States, both before they depart and throughout their stay. Our experienced, multi-lingual staff is the primary liaison between you and the patient care team.

Services provided included:

  • Coordinates medical screening and review of medical records
  • Provides information about diagnosis and treatment options
  • Coordinates appointment scheduling and follow up
  • Coordinates interpreter services
  • Assists with travel arrangements and accommodations
  • Assists with visa requirements

To contact our International Care Management Coordinators, please call (888) 554-2080 or e-mail

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