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Fellowship

Fellowship Program

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Program - DBP

Faculty

Faculty include developmental/behavioral pediatricians, neurodevelopmental disability specialists, child neurologists, physiatrists and psychiatrists in the Department of Pediatrics at UMDNJ-RWJMS and Children’s Specialized Hospital. 

Other pediatric subspecialty faculty such as neonatologists, geneticists, and gastroenterologists are also part of the teaching faculty.  The faculty also includes surgical subspecialists such as orthopedists and neurosurgeons.  Teaching staff includes psychologists, learning consultants, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists as well as audiologists and nutritionists. 

The core Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics faculty and NeuroDevelopmental Disabilities faculty include:

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Core Faculty

Kapila Seshadri, MD

Program Director

Associate Professor, Rutgers RWJMS

Michael Lewis, PhD

Research Director

University Distinguished Professor, Rutgers RWJMS

Deborah Spitalnik, PhD

Professor, Rutgers RWJMS

Caroline Coffield, PhD

Assistant Professor, Rutgers RWJMS

Christopher J. Haines, D.O.

Chief Medical Officer

Children's Specialized Hospital

Uday C. Mehta, MD, MPH

Mountainside Site Director

Children's Specialized Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers RWJMS

Yvette Janvier, MD

Toms River Site Director

Children's Specialized Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers RWJMS

Zeenat Q. Malik, MD

Children's Specialized Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers RWJMS

Lawrence Laveman, MD

Children's Specialized Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers RWJMS

Alison Smoller, MD

Children's Specialized Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers RWJMS

Malia Beckwith, MD

Children's Specialized Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers RWJMS

 

Additional Faculty

Ileana Bernal, MD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Elvira Downs, MD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Jan Wollack, MD, PhD - Pediatric Neurologist

Evelyn Traeger, MD- Pediatric Neurologist

Vikram Bhise, MD- Pediatric Neurologist

Diamond Martin, MD - Pediatric Physiatrist

Michael Armento, MD - Pediatric Physiatrist

Rose Merola, MD - Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician

Rugino Thomas, MD - Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician