Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

  • About the Program

    The ACGME-accredited developmental and behavioral pediatrics fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers an excellent 3 year training program with a large faculty and a broad patient population.

    Since the program’s inception in 1967,  we have conducted more than 21,000 outpatient visits (children from birth to 22). With support from Child Life, social work, psychology, speech / language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, special education and advanced practice nursing, our fellowship provides exceptional clinical training.

    Divisional research efforts span participation in the multisite national autism treatment network, a Centers for Disease Control-funded Spina Bifida Registry, National Institutes of Health-funded studies on aging in Down syndrome and medication response in children with attention deficit disorder, and developing screening tools and protocols for autism spectrum disorders. Our division director, David Schonfeld, directs the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.

    The first year fellow’s time is divided into the following areas: clinical duties comprise 40% of their time and are expected to establish their own developmental and behavioral continuity clinic. The division houses an exceptional Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program which accounts for approximately 30% of their time. Participation in the Developmental and Behavioral conferences, courses, CCHMC GME curriculum as well as conferences provided by other departments consists of about 20% of the fellow’s time. Pursuit of scholarly/research endeavors to fulfill the Board expectations accounts for the final 10%.

    Our goals of the fellowship program are to:

    • To provide a broad based experience in clinical developmental and behavioral pediatrics with instruction and supervision by qualified faculty (board certified or board eligible) to achieve clinical competence.
    • Build a foundation upon which our graduating physicians can obtain an academic career in the areas of education, research, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine and advocacy and public policy
    • Train physicians who develop lifelong learning habits in the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics
    • Develop in each fellow, the attributes of scholarship, self-learning, and critical analysis of clinical problems
    • Produce trainees who are eligible for subspecialty certification

    For more information about our fellowship program, please contact the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 513-803-3627.

    Apply

    You can download a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship application in portable document format (.pdf).