Roger Scott Akins, D.O. for UC Davis Health

Roger Scott Akins, D.O.

Chief Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

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Behavioral Medicine

Pediatric Child Development & Behavior

Locations and Contact

UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I am interested in partnering with families whose children are seeking evaluation for developmental and behavioral concerns. My goal is to always provide patient centered, kind, supportive care and to help families gain a more complete understanding of their child's growth, behavior and development.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Akins is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician specializing in the care of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. He has special clinical interest and expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disability and Trisomy 21.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Akins' research has focused on telehealth supports to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in remote communities, parterships between pediatric specialty providers, schools and medical home providers and utilization of complementary and alternative medicine in families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


General Pediatrics
Child Development and Behavior

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.A., Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 1994

Medical School

D.O., Midwestern University, Chicago IL 1998


Pediatrics, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth VA 1998-1999


Pediatrics, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth VA 1999-2001


Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center/MIND Institute, Sacramento CA 2007-2010

Meritorious Services Medal, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2020

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Selected by peers as recipient of the CAPT Anthony Delgado Servant Leadership Award, a lifetime service award which recognizes leadership in the care of military connected children, 2018

Meritorious Services Medal, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2016

Finalist, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Humanism in Military Medicine Award, 2014

Office of the Secretary of Defense (Akins R, contributor). Report to Congressional Defense Committees: Study on health care and related support for children of members of the Armed Forces. (2015); (RefID: C-1679FB4), Retrieved from

Akins RS, Krakowiak P, Angkustsiri K, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hansen RL. Utilization patterns of conventional and complementary/alternative treatments in children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities in a population-based study. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2014 Jan;35(1):1-10. doi:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000013. PMID:24399100.

Au J, Akins RS, Berkowitz-Sutherland L, Tang HT, Chen Y, Boyd A, Tassone F, Nguyen DV, Hagerman R. Prevalence and risk of migraine headaches in adult fragile X premutation carriers. Clin Genet. 2013 Dec;84(6):546-51. doi:10.1111/cge.12109. Epub 2013 Feb 21. PMID:23373759.

Akins RS, Angkustsiri K, Hansen RL. Complementary and alternative medicine in autism: an evidence-based approach to negotiating safe and efficacious interventions with families. Neurotherapeutics. 2010 Jul;7(3):307-19. doi:10.1016/j.nurt.2010.05.002. PMID:20643384.

Seritan AL, Schneider A, Olichney JM, Leehey MA, Akins RS, Hagerman RJ. Conversion disorder in women with the FMR1 premutation. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Nov;149A(11):2501-6. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.33054. PMID:19842197.