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Susan L. Hyman, M.D.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Developmental Disabilities

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2986

Administrative: (585) 275-0355

Fax: (585) 275-3366

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Developmental Disabilities

Research

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1976
ScB | Brown University
Biology

1979
MD | Brown University
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1982 - 06/30/1985
Fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office

07/01/1980 - 06/30/1982
Residency in Pediatrics at University of North Carolina Hospitals - Office of Graduate Medical Education

07/01/1982 - 06/30/1985
Fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office

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Awards

2010
Mass Mutual Exceptional Parent

2009
EP Maxwell J Schleifer Distinguished Service Award
Sponsor: EP Global Communications Inc.

2006
Professional Service Award
Sponsor: Autism Speaks/National Alliance for Autism Research

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Patents

Title: Genetic Polymorphisms which are Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder
U.S. Serial #: 09/850,258
Filed: May 07, 2001
Invented By: DeniseFiglewicz, SusanHyman, JenniferIngram-Ross, PatriciaRodier, ChristopherStodgell

Title: Genetic Polymorphisms Which are Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders
U.S. Serial #: 09/095,117
Filed: Jun 10, 1998
Invented By: DeniseFiglewicz, SusanHyman, JenniferIngram-Ross, PatriciaRodier, ChristopherStodgell

Publications

Journal Articles

8/2015
Stewart PA, Hyman SL, Schmidt BL, Macklin EA, Reynolds A, Johnson CR, James SJ, Manning-Courtney P. "Dietary Supplementation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Common, Insufficient, and Excessive." Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.. 2015 Aug 0; 115(8):1237-48. Epub 2015 Jun 04.

9/2014
Johnson CR, Turner K, Stewart PA, Schmidt B, Shui A, Macklin E, Reynolds A, James J, Johnson SL, Manning Courtney P, Hyman SL. "Relationships between feeding problems, behavioral characteristics and nutritional quality in children with ASD." Journal of autism and developmental disorders.. 2014 Sep 0; 44(9):2175-84.

6/2014
Aman MG, Smith T, Arnold LE, Corbett-Dick P, Tumuluru R, Hollway JA, Hyman SL, Mendoza-Burcham M, Pan X, Mruzek DW, Lecavalier L, Levato L, Silverman LB, Handen B. "A review of atomoxetine effects in young people with developmental disabilities." Research in developmental disabilities.. 2014 Jun 0; 35(6):1412-24. Epub 2014 Apr 16.

Books & Chapters

2011
Chapter Title: "Gluten Free and Casein Free Diet."
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Autism
Author List: Hyman SL
Edited By: Reichow B, Volkmar F
Published By: Springer Science Business Media2011 in New York, NY

2011
Chapter Title: Feingold Diet. In B. Reichow & F. Volkmar (Eds.)
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Autism
Author List: Hyman SL
Edited By: Reichow B, Volkmar F
Published By: Springer Science Business Media2011 in New York, NY

2011
Chapter Title: "American Academy of Pediatrics"
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Autism
Author List: Hyman SL
Edited By: Reichow B, Volkmar F
Published By: Springer Science Business Media2011 in New York, NY

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Videos

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AAP Autism Subcommittee Chair Addresses new CDC Prevalence Data

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Autism on the Rise

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Autism's Prevalence Grows: 'This Is a Big Problem'

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Autism's Prevalence Grows: 'This Is a Big Problem'

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Pediatrics autism study

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SECOND OPINION | Autism | APT | Webisode

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Susan Hyman, M.D.

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URMC researcher discusses findings on popular autism diet