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Michael Painter, MD

Michael Painter, MD
Job Title Director of Neurodevelopment Disabilities Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Job Title Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5520 Phone
412-692-6787 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1965 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


1968 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatrics, Pittsburgh, PA


1973 Columbia University, New York, NY


  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • International Child Neurology Society
  • American Pediatric Society 
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Part I Committee
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Examiner, Part II
  • Child Neurology Foundation, Vice President

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certification in Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certification in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities


  • Who's Who in the East
  • Listed as one of three outstanding pediatricians in the city, Pittsburgh Magazine, November 1981
  • Guest editor, Seminars in Perinatology
  • The Best Doctors in America, Neonatal Neurology  
  • The Best Doctors in America, Pittsburgh Magazine
  • President, Professors of Child Neurology
  • Finalist, Golden Apple Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • President, Child Neurology Society
  • President, Child Neurology Foundation
  • Teaching Award, Neonatal, Perinatal Fellows, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, 2006 and 2009


  • Painter MJ, Capute A, Accardo P.  Subspecialization in the care of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. J Child Neurol. 16(2):131-3, 2001.
  • Shore P, Painter MJ.  Adolescent Asystolic Syncope.  J Child Neurol.  17(5): 395-7, 2002
  • Malik S, Painter M, Vankatramin R, and Alvin J. Use of stable isotopes to study anticonvulsant metabolism in neonates.  Pediatric Neurol.  29(5); 376-80, 2003.
  • Slusher, TM, Owa, JA, Painter, MJ and Shapiro, SM. Kernicteric Facies. Pediatric Neurol. 44;(2) 153-154, 2011.
  • Painter, MJ, Qing, S, Scher, M, Janosky, J and Alvin, J: Neonatal Seizures: What predicts development. J. Child Neurol. 27(8) 1026-1030, 2012.

    View Dr. Painter's full list of publications from PubMed.

Biography Summary

Dr. Painter was chief of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Division of Child Neurology for many years and now leads the Neonatal Neurology program in the division, where he pioneers innovative care for babies with neurological disease, runs an active research program, educates residents and faculty in all specialties that deal with fetuses and infants, sees neonates at all the NICUs in Pittsburgh, does consults in fetal neurology, and has a neonatal neurology follow-up clinic. He lectures at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he is a research and career advisor.
Internationally known for his work on seizures in newborn babies, Dr. Painter is a past president of several national neurology associations including the Child Neurology Society, Professors of Child Neurology, and Child Neurology Foundation. Dr. Painter is a founder of the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities subspecialty and has served on leadership committees of the Child Neurology Society, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Neurology.
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August 8, 2012
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August 8, 2012