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.

2012 Highlights

  • Marcia Wirt, MD, joined the division in September 2012.
  • Christina Iyama-Kurtycz, MD, provided content for an article on Rett Syndrome research for Madison Magazine.


Anna M. Dusick, MD

Professor and Division Chief

Wendy S. Coleman, MD

Clinical Professor

Christina M. Iyama-Kurtycz, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Marcia L. Wirt, MD


Recent Publications

Newman JE, Bann CM, Vohr BR, Dusick AM, Higgins RD; Follow-Up Study Group of Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Improving the Neonatal Research Network annual certification for neurologic examination of the 18-22 month child. J Pediatr. 2012 Dec;161(6):1041-6. PMID: 22748517.

Shankaran S, Pappas A, McDonald SA, Vohr BR, Hintz SR, Yolton K, Gustafson KE, Leach TM, Green C, Bara R, Petrie Huitema CM, Ehrenkranz RA, Tyson JE, Das A, Hammond J, Peralta-Carcelen M, Evans PW, Heyne RJ, Wilson-Costello DE, Vaucher YE, Bauer CR, Dusick AM, Adams-Chapman I, Goldstein RF, Guillet R, Papile LA, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Childhood outcomes after hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy. N Engl J Med. 2012 May 31;366(22):2085-92. PMID: 22646631.

Stephens BE, Bann CM, Watson VE, Sheinkopf SJ, Peralta-Carcelen M, Bodnar A, Yolton K, Goldstein RF, Dusick AM, Wilson-Costello DE, Acarregui MJ, Pappas A, Adams-Chapman I, McGowan EC, Heyne RJ, Hintz SR, Ehrenkranz RA, Fuller J, Das A, Higgins RD, Vohr BR; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Screening for autism spectrum disorders in extremely preterm infants. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012 Sep;33(7):535-41. PMID: 22926660.

Vaucher YE, Peralta-Carcelen M, Finer NN, Carlo WA, Gantz MG, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Yoder BA, Faix RG, Das A, Schibler K, Rich W, Newman NS, Vohr BR, Yolton K, Heyne RJ, Wilson-Costello DE, Evans PW, Goldstein RF, Acarregui MJ, Adams-Chapman I, Pappas A, Hintz SR, Poindexter B, Dusick AM, McGowan EC, Ehrenkranz RA, Bodnar A, Bauer CR, Fuller J, O'Shea TM, Myers GJ, Higgins RD; SUPPORT Study Group of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Neurodevelopmental outcomes in the early CPAP and pulse oximetry trial. N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 27;367(26):2495-504. PMID: 23268664.

Vohr BR, Stephens BE, Higgins RD, Bann CM, Hintz SR, Das A, Newman JE, Peralta-Carcelen M, Yolton K, Dusick AM, Evans PW, Goldstein RF, Ehrenkranz RA, Pappas A, Adams-Chapman I, Wilson-Costello DE, Bauer CR, Bodnar A, Heyne RJ, Vaucher YE, Dillard RG, Acarregui MJ, McGowan EC, Myers GJ, Fuller J; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Are outcomes of extremely preterm infants improving? Impact of Bayley assessment on outcomes. J Pediatr. 2012 Aug;161(2):222-8.e3. PMID: 22421261.

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