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Robin H. Adair, M.D., M.M.H.S.

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Appointment: (585) 275-2986

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I am interested in promoting early childhood development and behavior. This clinical interest takes the following forms:
~ Early childhood developmental and behavioral assessments, including for autism spectrum disorders
~ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) follow-up
I am also interested in public-private collaborations that promote these clinical interests, specifically:
~ Working with primary care providers in meeting the developmental and behavioral health needs of young children
~ Working with early childhood education and care providers and related stakeholders in meeting the developmental and behavioral health needs of young children
~ Working with early childhood mental health providers and related stakeholders in meeting identified behavioral health concerns of young children


~ Early childhood screening practices within primary care pediatrics for development, autism and behavioral health (mental health, social-emotional well-being)
~ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) follow-up
~ Early childhood behavioral (mental) health: Promotion of a healthy start in the newborn, infant, toddler and preschool years
~ Early childhood behavioral (mental) health: Addressing emerging issues in the newborn, infant, toddler and preschool years



  • Developmental – Behavioral Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


BA | University of Vermont

MD | University at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

MMHS | Brandeis University
Human Services

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1986 - 06/30/1989
Fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics at Boston University Medical Center

01/07/1980 - 06/30/1982
Residency in Pediatrics at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

07/01/1979 - 06/30/1980
Internship in Pediatrics at Fletcher Allen Health Care

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2016 - Present
Autism Up. Autism Opportunity Award.

1987 - Present
Zero to Three

1979 - Present
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

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Journal Articles

Nutt, R.C.; Adair, R.H. "Care of the newborn with Down syndrome." periFACTS OB/GYN Academy. 2016; .

Adair R, Perrin E, Hubbard C, Savageau JA. "Practice parameters and financial factors impacting developmental-behavioral pediatrics." Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP.. 2010 31(6):477-84.

Laughon M, O'Shea MT, Allred EN, Bose C, Kuban K, Van Marter LJ, Ehrenkranz RA, Leviton A, . "Chronic lung disease and developmental delay at 2 years of age in children born before 28 weeks' gestation." Pediatrics.. 2009 Aug 0; 124(2):637-48. Epub 2009 Jul 20.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Biological Factors in Feeding and Growth:Medical Approaches to Treatment
Book Title: Childhood Feeding Disorders
Author List: Needleman R, Adair R, Bresnahan K
Edited By: Kedesdy J and Budd K
Published By: Brookes Publishing 1998 in Baltimore, MD