Faculty

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