A photo of Patricia Manning-Courtney.

Chief of Staff

Attending Physician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


As a developmental pediatrician, I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. I consider it an honor and privilege to be part of the journey that families are on with their children, and I value the relationships I’ve formed with them over time.

I can't remember a time when I didn't want to work with children in some way. I've also had a long-term interest in children with developmental disabilities, as well as in the multidisciplinary model of care that serves them. I love working as part of a team to support these children and their families.

In my practice, I am committed to shared decision-making with patients and their families. I have been involved in the diagnosis and treatment of children with ASD for over 20 years, and I am dedicated to improving access to appropriate diagnostic and treatment services for children with disabilities. I’ve learned so much from patients and families, and I love watching children grow and supporting their families as they move through different phases of their child’s life.

I’m proud to have founded the Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TKOC), a nationally recognized center of excellence for children with ASD. I graduated first in my medical school class in 1991, and I’ve been recognized by the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati as a Provider of the Decade. I was also honored to receive the Senior Resident Teaching Award from the pediatric residents.

In my free time, I love spending time with my family, going to the beach and practicing yoga!

Clinical Interests

Development pediatrics; autism/pervasive developmental disorder; fragile X syndrome

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Autism, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

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Patricia M. Manning-Courtney, MD2/6/2020

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My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1991.

Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1991-1994.

Fellowship: Developmental Pediatrics, University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders, 1994-1997.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1994; Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, 2002.

My Publications

Parenting African American Children With Autism: The Influence of Respect and Faith in Mother, Father, Single-, and Two-Parent Care. Burkett, K; Morris, E; Anthony, J; Shambley-Ebron, D; Manning-Courtney, P. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 2017; 28:496-504.

Electronic Health Record Based Algorithm to Identify Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lingren, T; Chen, P; Bochenek, J; Doshi-Velez, F; Manning-Courtney, P; Bickel, J; Welchons, LW; Reinhold, J; Bing, N; Ni, Y; et al. PLoS ONE. 2016; 11:e0159621-e0159621.

Improving Access to Care at Autism Treatment Centers: A System Analysis Approach. Austin, J; Manning-Courtney, P; Johnson, ML; Weber, R; Johnson, H; Murray, D; Ratliff-Schaub, K; Tadlock, AM; Murray, M. Pediatrics. 2016; 137 Suppl 2:S149-S157.

African American Families on Autism Diagnosis and Treatment: The Influence of Culture. Burkett, K; Morris, E; Manning-Courtney, P; Anthony, J; Shambley-Ebron, D. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2015; 45:3244-3254.

Dietary Supplementation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Common, Insufficient, and Excessive. Stewart, PA; Hyman, SL; Schmidt, BL; Macklin, EA; Reynolds, A; Johnson, CR; James, SJ; Manning-Courtney, P. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2015; 115:1237-1248.