Clinical Programs
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Exceptional Interdisciplinary Training for the Next Generation of Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians

The Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s offers outstanding training in one of the nation's largest developmental and behavioral pediatrics programs.

With approximately 26,000 patient encounters each year, our fellows evaluate and treat a wide array of conditions and have unparalleled training opportunities in related specialties.

Our program was established in 1967 and has been ACGME-accredited since 2003. We were recently one of 13 programs awarded funding from the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB)—funding that helps prepare our fellows for leadership roles as teachers, investigators, and clinicians.

Unique aspects of our fellowship include a transition clinic for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, an interdisciplinary fellow assessment clinic, and individualized training pathways and opportunities for additional degree pursuits.

Program Aims

  • To train fellows to be clinically proficient in DBP practice, with an emphasis on the diagnostic evaluation and management of children from birth to age 21 years with suspected or known developmental and/or behavioral conditions in an outpatient referral setting.
  • To prepare fellows to become leaders in DBP as clinicians, researchers, educators, and advocates.
  • To provide fellows with the requisite skills needed to deliver outstanding clinical care in both academic institutions, private practice, and under-resourced settings.
  • To develop the attributes of scholarship, self-assessment, and responsibility that promote lifelong learning habits.