About the Fellowship

The Fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine is a three-year program designed to provide clinical and research training in developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

The purpose of the program is to focus on, and expertly develop the clinical skills of pediatricians in the assessment and treatment of children with developmental and behavioral disorders, as well as to prepare physicians for academic, leadership, and advocacy roles in Child Development and Developmental Disabilities.

Because Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics encompasses many different entities, fellows who are accepted into the program will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of experiences in order to gain clinical competence in the field.

Fellows will acquire extensive clinical skills in the evaluation and management of children with conditions including:

  • mental retardation
  • language delay
  • school failure
  • genetic syndromes
  • ADHD
  • pervasive developmental disorders
  • temperamental variations
  • externalizing and internalizing conditions
  • sleep problems
  • feeding problems
  • somatoform disorders
  • elimination problems
  • neuromuscular diseases

The program is based at the following sites within the Department of Pediatrics of the New York University School of Medicine:

  • Bellevue Hospital
  • Rusk Institute for Rehabilitative Medicine
  • The NYUMC Faculty Practice in Developmental Pediatrics
  • The NYU Child Study Center
  • The Hospital for Joint Diseases

and additional locations in the community

The NYU Fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics is one of only 26 programs presently accredited by the ACGME.

Following completion of the program, fellows are eligible to take the board examination in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics.