Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program

Our accredited NDD program was started in 2002 by Dr. Michael Painter, and is one of only 8 Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) residency training programs in the United States. The division and hospital have a long tradition of training outstanding 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 at the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the UPMC Magee-Women’ 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 provides exposure to a wide variety of clinical disciplines as well as developmental neuroscience and research through a mentored scholarly project.