A photo of Patricia Manning-Courtney.

Co-Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Associate Chief of Staff, Ambulatory Services

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research


Dr. Manning-Courtney is the founder of The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TKOC), a multidisciplinary diagnostic, treatment and research program for children with autism spectrum disorders. Since its inception in 1999, TKOC has become a nationally recognized center of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Clinical Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Autism

My Locations

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

Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Bishop S, Manning-Courtney P, Choo DI, Gustafson S, Murray D.  Autism spectrum disorders in 24 children who are deaf or hard of hearingInt J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Jan;78(1):112-8.

Davidovitch M, Hemo B, Manning-Courtney P, Fombonne E. Prevalence and incidence of autism spectrum disorder in an Israeli population. J Autism Dev Disord. 2013 April;43(4):785-93.

Manning-Courtney P, Murray D, Currans K, Johnson H, Bing N, Kroeger- Geoppinger K, Sorensen R, Bass J, Reinhold J, Johnson A, Messerschmidt T. Autism spectrum disorders. Curr Prob Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2013 Jan;43(1):2-11.

Coury D, Anagnostou E, Manning-Courtney P, Reynolds A, Cole L, McCoy R, Whitaker A, Perrin JM. Use of psychotropic medication in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130 Suppl 2:S69-76.

Zimmer MH, Hart LC, Manning-Courtney P, Murray DS, Bing NM, Summer S. Food Variety as a Predictor of Nutritional Status among Children with Autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2012 Apr;42(4:549-56.

Molloy CA, Murray DS, Akers R, Mitchell T, Manning-Courtney P. Use of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) in a clinical setting. Autism. 2011 Mar;15(2):143-62.

Molloy CA, Kalkwarf HJ, Manning-Courtney P, Mills JL, Hediger ML. Plasma 25(OH)D Concentration In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2010 Oct;52(10)969-71.

Hediger ML, England LJ, Molloy CA, Yu KF, Manning-Courtney P, Mills JL.  Reduced bone cortical thickness in boys with autism or autism spectrum disorder. J Autism  Dev Disorder. 2008 May;38(5):848-56.

Murray DS, Creaghead NA, Manning-Courtney P, Shear PK, Bean J, Prendeville JA. The Relationship Between Joint Attention and Language in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Focus On Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. 2008 Mar;23(1); 5-14.