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

    Contact: 617-355-5721
  • Fax: 617-730-0252

Medical Services


  • Asperger’s Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders - ASD
  • Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Neurology
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Infant Neurodevelopment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Parent-Infant Mental Health
  • Prematurity
  • School Consultation
  • Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS)


  • Medicine
  • Psychiatry


  • Developmental Medicine Center
  • Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-5721

Experience and Education


Graduate Degree, PhD

University of Maryland, Institute for Child Study, 1987

College Park, MD


Boston Children's Hospital,

Boston, MA


  • Psychology

Professional History

Dr. Ware specializes in the neurodevelopmental assessment and follow-up of young children with complex medical histories. She is known for her work in the fields of autism, cognitive and learning disabilities, congenital heart disease, early detection of severe mental health conditions, extreme prematurity, parent-infant mental health, school placement for children with special education needs, and velo-cardiofacial syndrome.


Principal Investigator (Boston), Antecedents of Brain Damage in Preterm Infants (Kuban, PI; NIH)
Co-Investigator, Bedside CMRO2i in Neonates (Grant, PI; NIH)
Co-Investigator, Randomized Trial of Executive Function Intervention for children with CHD after Open Heart Surgery (Calderon, PI; Noonan Foundation)
Co-Investigator, Trial of Euglycemia in Cardiac Surgery (Agus, PI; NIH)
Co-Investigator, Genetics of Epilepsy & Cognitive Disorders (Walsh, PH; NIH)
Co-Investigator, Cardiac Neurodevelopment Registry (Newburger, PI)
Co-Investigator, Randomized Trial of Adenotonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea (Redline, PI; NIH)


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. Morrow EM, Yoo SY, Flavell SW, Kim TK, Lin Y, Hill RS, Mukaddes NM, Balkhy S, Gascon G, Hashmi A, Al-Saad S, Ware J, Joseph RM, Greenblatt R, Gleason D, Ertelt JA, Apse KA, Bodell A, Partlow JN, Barry B, Yao H, Markianos K, Ferland RJ, Greenberg ME, Walsh CA. Identifying autism loci and genes by tracing recent shared ancestry. Science. 2008 Jul 11; 321(5886):218-23.
  2. Chen C, Friedman S, Butler S, Jeruss S, Terrin N, Tighiouart H, Ware J, Wilson JM, Parsons SK. Approaches to neurodevelopmental assessment in congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jun; 42(6):1052-6; discussion 1056.
  3. Hanson E, Kalish LA, Bunce E, Curtis C, McDaniel S, Ware J, Petry J. Use of complementary and alternative medicine among children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2007 Apr; 37(4):628-36.
  4. Llorente A, Brouwers P, Charurat M, Magder L, Malee K, Mellins C, Ware J, Hittleman J, Mofenson L, Velez-Borras J, Adeniyi-Jones S. Early neurodevelopmental markers predictive of mortality in infants infected with HIV-1. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2003 Feb; 45(2):76-84.
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