Child Development Unit Doctors and Staff

Ira Bergman, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Child Neurology, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Interim Chief, Division of Child Development, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Program Director, Child Neurology Residency, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Ronald L. and Patricia M. Violi Endowed Chair in Child Development, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Diego Chaves-Gnecco, MD

Program Director and Founder, SALUD PARA NIÑOS, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Robyn Filipink, MD

Medical Director, Fragile X Center, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Clinical Director, Child Development Unit, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Director, Movement Disorders Clinic, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Alexis Franks, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Jenna Gaesser, MD

Director, Neurofibromatosis Clinic, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics/Division of Child Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Sara C. Hamel, MD

Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrician
Coordinator of Training
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Kristin Mary Hannibal, MD

Clinic Director, Primary Care Center, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Abigail Schlesinger, MD

Chief, Behavioral Science Division, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, Outpatient Behavioral Health and Child and Family Counseling Center, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Executive Committee Member, UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Psychologists

Ryan Anderson, PhD

Nurse Practitioners

Leah Stevens, CRNP
Mary Clare Zak, CRNP