I am a strong advocate for youth and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including promotion of independent living skills and a comprehensive medical evaluation and transition of care to adult healthcare providers. I am fortunate to work with a strong multidisciplinary team in the MIND Institute Transition to Adulthood Clinic, which connects adolescents and young adults with community and educational resources as they transition to independent living and adulthood. I have a unique interest and experience in compassionate care and advance directives for aging adults with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Mahajan is a pediatrician with many years of experience in primary care pediatrics prior to her completing her fellowship in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is the Director of the MIND Institute Transition to Adulthood Clinic, and her clinical focus is the health transition from pediatrics to adult medicine for youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities. She is also interested in the developmental follow up of high-risk infants and toddlers, including early diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy. As a Regional Center physician, Dr. Mahajan acquired has extensive experience advocating for the unique health care needs of adults with developmental disabilities in the hospital and in the community.
Dr. Mahajan's clinical and research interest is in health transition from pediatric to adult medicine for youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities, as well as education and outreach to adult primary care and specialty providers. She is especilly interested in transition readiness and outcomes of transition, as well as adult provider knowledge and perspectives.
Child Development and Behavior
M.B.B.S., JIPMER, Pondicherry, India 1988
M.D., Pediatrics, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India 1993
Pediatrics, New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, New York NY 1994-1995
Pediatrics, New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, New York NY 1995-1997
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, UC Davis Health/MIND Institute, Sacramento CA 2011-2014
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health: Young Investigator Award, 2013
Appointed as community representative to the State Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) on Early Intervention, 2017
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health: Young Investigator Award-Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: "Transition of Health care for adolescents with special health needs: a unique partnership between pediatric and internal medicine residents, 2014
Rosa B. Sherman/CTSC Pediatric Research Award, 2012
STAR nomination for excellence in patient care, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY, 2008