Autism Spectrum Center | Meet Our Team

From left to right: Nancy Sullivan, PhD, Sarah Spence, MD, PhD and Carolyn Bridgemohan, MD.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers autism care not only at our main campus in Boston, but also in our Lexington, Peabody, Waltham and Weymouth locations.

Children can be seen by a provider in any three specialty areas for diagnosis and ongoing care: developmental pediatrics, child neurology, or psychology. All are equally trained and follow the same clinical guidelines. Our Center for Communication Enhancement has a specialized Autism Language Program that supports families with communication needs.

In addition to the providers below, many of our specialists in psychiatry, gastroenterology, nutrition, genetics, sleep, epilepsy and occupational therapy have expertise in working with children with ASD. 

Our intake team will guide you to the first available appointment that best meets your needs and can also facilitate visits with our specialty providers. We also have a great team of resource specialists that helps you connect with resources in your community.

Autism Spectrum Providers

Jennifer Abramson

Jennifer Abramson, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
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Jennifer Aites,

Attending Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Division of Developmental Medicine, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH

Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH

Associate Chief, Division of Developmental Medicine; Director, Developmental Medicine Center, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
William Barbaresi

William Joseph Barbaresi, MD

Chief, Division of Developmental Medicine; Wade Family Foundation Chair in Developmental Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Nicole Baumer, MD, MEd

Nicole Baumer, MD, MEd

Director, Down Syndrome Program; Assistant, Department of Neurology and Developmental Medicine Center, Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Ronald Becker

Ronald Becker, MD

Assistant in Medicine, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Julie Bickel, MD

Julie Bickel, MD

Assistant in Medicine, Developmental Medicine Center,
Carolyn H. Bridgemohan, MD

Carolyn H. Bridgemohan, MD

Associate Physician, Developmental Medicine Center, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Devon Carroll, APRN-BC

Devon Carroll, APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Department of Psychiatry,
Eugenia Chan

Eugenia Chan, MD, MPH

Assistant in Medicine, Instructor in Pediatrics
Alexander Cohen, MD, PhD

Alexander Cohen, MD, PhD

Assistant, Department of Neurology, Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Kara Corley

Kara Corley, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist II,
Peter David, MD

Peter Davis, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology, Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Diana Deister, MD

Diana Deister, MD

Assistant in Medicine, Department of Pediatrics,
Katherine Driscoll

Katherine Driscoll, PhD

Psychologist, Instructor in Psychology
Hope Dickinson

Hope Dickinson, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist,
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Susan Faja, PhD

Research Associate, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
 Suzanne Flynn, PhD, CF-SLP

Suzanne Flynn, PhD, CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Professor, Department of Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jason Fogler , PhD

Jason Fogler, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Instructor in Psychology
Elizabeth Harstad

Elizabeth Harstad, MD, MPH

Assistant in Medicine, Instructor in Pediatrics
Tina Lafiosca

Tina Lafiosca,

, Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
 Katelyn Laracy, MSN, PNO-BC

Katelyn Laracy, MSN, PNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Department of Neurology,
Elaine LeClair, PhD

Elaine LeClair, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Developmental Medicine Center; Associate Director, Developmental Medicine Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
April Levin, MD

April Levin, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology, Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
David Lieberman, MD, PhD

David Lieberman, MD, PhD

Assistant, Department of Neurology, Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Carrie Mauras, PhD

Carrie Mauras, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Developmental Medicine Center, Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Kerim Munir

Kerim Munir, MD, MPH, DSc

Clinical Psychiatrist, Department of Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Kaizad Munshi, MD, MPH

Kaizad Munshi, MD, MPH

Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
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Amanda O_Brien, MS

Speech Language Pathologist II,

Demetra Pappas, MD, MPH

Assistant in Medicine, Division of Developmental Medicine, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Peter Raffalli

Peter Raffalli, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology; Director, BACPAC , Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Leonard A.  Rappaport

Leonard Rappaport, MD, MS

Senior Associate in Medicine; Chief Emeritus, Division of Developmental Medicine, Mary Deming Scott Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Michael Robbins

Michael Robbins, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology, Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Eugene Roe, MD

Eugene J. Roe, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Rachel Schmitt, MD

Rachel Schmitt, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Department of Neurology, Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
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Alison Schonwald, MD

Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics; Medical Director, Developmental Behavioral Outreach, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Howard Shane, PhD

Howard Shane, PhD

Director, Autism Language Program; Director, Center for Communication Enhancement, Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School
Sarah Spence, MD, PhD

Sarah Spence, MD, PhD

Assistant, Department of Neurology; Co-Director, Autism Spectrum Center, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Karen Spencer, MD

Karen Spencer, MD, MS, MPH

Assistant, Department of Neurology, Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Siddharth Srivastava, MD

Siddharth Srivastava, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology, Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Nancy Sullivan

Nancy Sullivan,

, Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
David Urion MD

David K. Urion, MD, FAAN

Associate, Department of Neurology; Charles F. Barlow Chair in Neurology; Director, Education and Residency Training Programs in Clinical Neurology and Clinical Neurodevelopmental Disabilities; Director, Behavioral Neurology Clinics and Programs; Co-Chair, Ethics Advisory Committee, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Janice Ware, PhD

Director, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program; Director, Child & Parent Program; Senior Psychologist, Developmental Medicine Center, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Developmental Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Laura Weissman, MD

Assistant in Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Robert Wolff, MD

Robert Wolff, MD

Director, Neurology Ambulatory Network, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
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Christina Yu,

Speech-Language Pathologist,