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Fellows receive extensive training in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital, and develop expertise in clinical diagnosis and management of conditions including autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, speech-language disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and associated behavioral concerns in infants, children, and youth. Our alumni cite the depth and breadth of our clinical training and close mentorship of faculty as strengths of our program.

Program Goals

  • Provide fellows with comprehensive knowledge and skills to become leaders in the field of developmental-behavioral pediatrics
  • Offer training specific to autism spectrum and related disorders
  • Establish expertise in interdisciplinary service and research
  • Teach fellows to be responsive to cultural and linguistic differences, and the importance of patient and family-centered care
  • Give fellows a solid grounding in public health knowledge and policy related to developmental-behavioral issues
  • Develop fellows’ advocacy skills on behalf of individuals and populations
  • Enhance fellows’ research skills and guide their scholarly activities
  • Nurture habits of life-long learning and scientific inquiry