Susan L. Hyman, M.D.

Susan L. Hyman, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 671
Rochester, NY 14642

Administrative: (585) 275-0355
Fax: (585) 275-3366

Research Bio

Dr. Hyman's research interests are:

1) Autism Spectrum Disorders and how they are similar and different to other developmental conditions;

2) Diet and Nutrition in Autism;

3) Medical Management of Children and Adolescents with Autism

Autism is a developmental disability with no known etiology or cure; most evidence suggests a genetic etiology. Little research to date has addressed diagnosis and management of medical disorders seen in children and youth with autism. In collaboration with the Autism Treatment Network (ATN), we are examining sleep, GI, and other medical comorbidities such as Down Syndrome. In addition, diet and nutrition related to wellness and treatment in autism. This extends to evaluation of taste and smell.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Mass Mutual Exceptional Parent 2010
EP Maxwell J Schleifer Distinguished Service Award | EP Global Communications Inc. 2009
Professional Service Award | Autism Speaks/National Alliance for Autism Research 2006

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 42 available »

2012 Nov
Hyman SL, Stewart PA, Schmidt B, Cain U, Lemcke N, Foley JT, Peck R, Clemons T, Reynolds A, Johnson C, Handen B, James SJ, Courtney PM, Molloy C, Ng PK. "Nutrient intake from food in children with autism." Pediatrics. 2012 Nov; 130 Suppl 2:S145-53.
2012 Nov
Reynolds A, Krebs NF, Stewart PA, Austin H, Johnson SL, Withrow N, Molloy C, James SJ, Johnson C, Clemons T, Schmidt B, Hyman SL. "Iron status in children with autism spectrum disorder." Pediatrics. 2012 Nov; 130 Suppl 2:S154-9.
2012 Nov
Perrin JM, Coury DL, Hyman SL, Cole L, Reynolds AM, Clemons T. "Complementary and alternative medicine use in a large pediatric autism sample." Pediatrics. 2012 Nov; 130 Suppl 2:S77-82.
2012 Jun
Hyman SL, Johnson JK. "Autism and pediatric practice: toward a medical home." Journal of autism and developmental disorders. 2012 Jun; 42(6):1156-64.
2011 Nov 15
Hyman SL. "Asking the right questions: meaningful outcome measures for neurodevelopmental disorders." Neurology. 2011 Nov 15; 77(20):1781-2. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary


Developmental – Behavioral Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | Brown University1979
ScB | Biology | Brown University1976

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office07/01/1982 - 06/30/1985
Residency in Pediatrics at University of North Carolina Hospitals07/01/1980 - 06/30/1982
Internship in Pediatrics at University of North Carolina Hospitals07/01/1979 - 06/30/1980