Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program

As one of only eight programs in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) training available in the United States, we hope that you will have the opportunity to learn more about UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the academic community at the University of Pittsburgh. We are pleased to offer our six-year joint program with the residency program in the Department of Pediatrics. NDD Training: The Basics is available at

Our accredited NDD program was started in 2002 by Dr. Michael Painter. The division and hospital have a long tradition of training physicians, making UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh an excellent site for NDD training. Our program has several main themes that will provide you with the educational and clinical training necessary for you to become part of a growing medical specialty aimed to treat children with a holistic perspective.

The NDD program is closely linked to the Division of Child Neurology, Developmental Medicine, and the at the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Magee Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. These partnerships provide a large number of clinical training sites, specialized services in both hospital and outpatient settings, and affords a large and diverse faculty.

Clinical training is six years and provides exposure to a wide variety of clinical disciplines as well as exposure to developmental neuroscience and research through a mentored scholarly project.

We hope you will choose to visit us to learn more about us and our program.