She believes in a family-centered medical care that includes the application of the highest standards of care and scientific knowledge while facilitating the child-family active and informed participation in a culturally sensitive and inclusive manner.
Dr. Restrepo is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician offering care for children with neurodevelopmental problems. She has a special interest in caring and improving the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
Academically, she is very interested in early screening, diagnosis and management of neurodevelopmental problems with specific focus on the autism spectrum disorder.
She is particularly passionate on strengthening the collaboration between community practitioners, therapy providers and autism diagnosticians; in addition to participating in teaching the new generation of clinicians and leaders in the field of neurodisabilities.
Dr. Restrepo research interests focus on improving the knowledge of different pathways of autism spectrum disorders and increasing understanding of early presentations of this condition in an interdisciplinary approach, while including underrepresented communities and promoting global collaborative efforts.
Child Development and Behavior
M.D., Technological University, Pereira, Colombia 1999
Graduate Certificate in Disability and Health Policy, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Suffolk University, Moakley Center for Public Management and LEND Program, Worcester MA 2016-2017
Technological University, Pereira, Colombia 1991-1999
Pediatrics, Texas Tech University, El Paso TX 2005-2008
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston MA 2014-2017
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Eunice Kennedy Shiver Center, Worcester MA 2016-2017
Restrepo B, Angkustsiri K, Taylor SL, Rogers SJ, Cabral J, Heath B, Hechtman A, Solomon M, Ashwood P, Amaral DG, Nordahl CW. Developmental–behavioral profiles in children with autism spectrum disorder and co‐occurring gastrointestinal symptoms. Autism Research. 2020 August 6. doi:10.1002/aur.2354.