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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Young patient with blocks in cup at the MIND Institute

UC Davis Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians provide clinical care as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, psychologists and licensed clinical social workers who provide diagnostic evaluations and ongoing care for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities and for those who are at-risk for developmental delays.

Our faculty developmental and behavioral pediatricians are located at the UC Davis MIND Institute, an interdisciplinary, collaborative research, clinical, and educational center committed to deepening our scientific understanding of the challenges associated with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions. DBP faculty are dedicated developing more personalized, equitable and scientifically validated systems of support and interventions that help neurodivergent individuals live their best lives and to teaching future leaders who care for neurodiverse individuals.

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Research Activities

Our faculty are actively involved in research related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, Trisomy 21 and healthcare disparities in individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Faculty also participate in telehealth studies, clinical trials and targeted treatment studies for neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Academic Programs

Our faculty are dedicated to the education of medical students, pediatric residents, child psychology interns and fellows, developmental and behavioral pediatrics fellows, and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) trainees.

Our three-year, ACGME-accredited Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric (DBP) fellowship provides research and clinical experience in a broad number of settings. Graduates from our program have become leaders in clinical practice, academic medicine, and local and state agencies. We also provide virtual learning to primary care providers and specialists through telementoring programs such as ECHO Autism and ECHO Autismo in Spanish.

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Dr. Angkustsiri with patient at MIND Institute
Patient care services
  • Developmental-behavioral pediatrics (DBP) clinics are located at the UC Davis MIND Institute, which allows for collaborative care with faculty in child psychology, genomic medicine, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Our DBP faculty lead several multidisciplinary clinics, including the Baby Steps high risk infant follow-up clinic, Feeding Recovery Clinic, Fragile X clinic, 22q Healthy Minds clinic, and the Transition to Adulthood Clinics. DBP faculty also teach and provide developmental evaluations at Sacramento County Health Center in collaboration with other UC Davis pediatricians and pediatric residents and at CIRCLE Clinic, an integrated medical home clinic for children involved in child welfare. Our DBP pediatricians also provide consultation via telehealth in an integrated medical home model at Northern Valley Indian Health, a tribal health clinic in Chico, California.

  • Conditions we treat

    UC Davis Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians provide comprehensive diagnostic medical evaluations and neuropsychological assessments for conditions including:

    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Intellectual Disabilities
    • Down Syndrome
    • High Risk Infant Follow UP
    • Neurogenetic Conditions
    • Pediatric Feeding Disorders
    • 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
    • Fragile X Syndrome
    • Developmental delay
    • Motor delays
    • Complex ADHD
    • Transition to Adulthood
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Contact Information

For academic or faculty-related questions, e.g., information about the developmental and behavioral pediatric fellowship, other training programs or our research activities, please call our academic office phone number.

For referring physicians, please call our patient referrals phone number for assistance with developmental behavioral services.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

TICON II - 2516 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA

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