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Division Highlights - Neurodevelopmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

The Division of Neurodevelopmental-Behavioral Pediatrics provides diagnosis and clinical care for infants and children who have, or are at risk for, neurodevelopmental or developmental-behavioral problems.

Our faculty see patients at the UW Health East Clinic, and at the following Waisman Center clinics: Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Newborn Follow-Up Clinic, Feeding Team, Down Syndrome Clinic, Pediatric Brain Care Clinic, and the Neuromotor Development Clinic.

Division faculty also provide education on neurodevelopmental disabilities through invited presentations, postgraduate programs at UW-Madison, and rotations for second-year pediatric residents.

2011 Highlights

  • Anna Dusick, MD, a pediatrician trained in neurodevelopmental disabilities, joined the division as director. Dr. Dusick specializes in the outcome of high-risk infants, particularly those born preterm and with medical fragility; infant feeding; and feeding disorders of early childhood. She has significant experience in the care of children who are technology dependent, have early cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, spina bifida, multiple congenital anomalies, and craniofacial anomalies. 
  • Last year, the division began offering developmental pediatrics consultation for inpatients at the American Family Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), and general pediatrics unit.
  • A multidisciplinary Down Syndrome Clinic began at the Waisman Center. This clinic offers medical geneticists, neurodevelopmental-behavioral pediatricians, and other therapy services to serve children and families with Down Syndrome.
  • The Pediatric Brain Care Clinic began at the Waisman Center under the direction of Peter Ferrazzano, MD. This clinic cares for children with mild head trauma who have been in the PICU and who require outpatient follow-up.
  • Dr. Dusick presented at the First International Symposium of the Neonatal Oromotor Assessment Scale Conference, in San Francisco, CA.
  • Division faculty participated in “Down Syndrome: A Day with the Experts,” a conference at the Waisman Center.


Anna M. Dusick, MD

Professor and Division Chief

Wendy S. Coleman, MD

Clinical Professor

Christina M. Iyama-Kurtycz, MD

Associate Professor


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Last updated: 01/04/2016
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