Alison Schonwald, MD

Pediatrician; Medical Director, Developmental Behavioral Outreach

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-4125

  • Fax: 617-730-0252

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Toilet Training Consultation

Departments

  • Medicine

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Advocating Success for Kids (ASK) Program
  • Children's Hospital Primary Care Center
  • Developmental Medicine Center
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-4125

Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania, 1995

Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital,

Boston, MA

Internship

Boston Children's Hospital,

Boston, MA

Residency

Boston Children's Hospital,

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Publications

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  1. Huntington N, Horan K, Epee-Bounya A, Schonwald A. Developmental Screening With Spanish-Speaking Families in a Primary Care Setting. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Apr; 55(4):347-55.
  2. Olson H, Shen Y, Avallone J, Sheidley BR, Pinsky R, Bergin AM, Berry GT, Duffy FH, Eksioglu Y, Harris DJ, Hisama FM, Ho E, Irons M, Jacobsen CM, James P, Kothare S, Khwaja O, Lipton J, Loddenkemper T, Markowitz J, Maski K, Megerian JT, Neilan E, Raffalli PC, Robbins M, Roberts A, Roe E, Rollins C, Sahin M, Sarco D, Schonwald A, Smith SE, Soul J, Stoler JM, Takeoka M, Tan WH, Torres AR, Tsai P, Urion DK, Weissman L, Wolff R, Wu BL, Miller DT, Poduri A. Copy number variation plays an important role in clinical epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2014 Jun; 75(6):943-58.
  3. Cox JE, Huntington N, Saada A, Epee-Bounya A, Schonwald AD. Developmental screening and parents' written comments: an added dimension to the parents' evaluation of developmental status questionnaire. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126 Suppl 3:S170-6.
  4. Hong J, Schonwald A, Stein MT. Barking vocalizations and shaking movements in a 13-year old girl. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2010 Apr; 31(3 Suppl):S11-3.
  5. Shen Y, Dies KA, Holm IA, Bridgemohan C, Sobeih MM, Caronna EB, Miller KJ, Frazier JA, Silverstein I, Picker J, Weissman L, Raffalli P, Jeste S, Demmer LA, Peters HK, Brewster SJ, Kowalczyk SJ, Rosen-Sheidley B, McGowan C, Duda AW, Lincoln SA, Lowe KR, Schonwald A, Robbins M, Hisama F, Wolff R, Becker R, Nasir R, Urion DK, Milunsky JM, Rappaport L, Gusella JF, Walsh CA, Wu BL, Miller DT. Clinical genetic testing for patients with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr; 125(4):e727-35.
  6. Schonwald A, Horan K, Huntington N. Developmental screening: is there enough time? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jul; 48(6):648-55.
  7. Schonwald A, Huntington N, Chan E, Risko W, Bridgemohan C. Routine developmental screening implemented in urban primary care settings: more evidence of feasibility and effectiveness. Pediatrics. 2009 Feb; 123(2):660-8.
  8. Hong J, Schonwald A, Stein MT. Barking vocalizations and shaking movements in a 13-year old girl. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2008 Apr; 29(2):135-7.
  9. Engel K, Avery T, Samuels R, and Schonwald A. You ASKed for it: Satisfaction with a School Problems Clinic. Pediatric Academic Societies, San Fransisco. 2006.
  10. Schonwald A, Lechner E. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: complexities and controversies. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2006 Apr; 18(2):189-95.
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  12. Schonwald, A. Rappaport, L. Elimination Conditions. Chicago Companion to the Child, Ed. Paul Dworkin. 2006.
  13. Schonwald, A. Sheldon, G. Pocket Idiot's Guide to Toilet Training Problems. 2006.
  14. Schonwald, A. Rappaport, L. Encopresis. Oski’s Principles of Pediatrics, Eds. Julia McMillan, Catherine DeAngelis, Ralph Feigin, Doug Jones. 2006.
  15. Schonwald A. Engel K. Missal S. Cox J. Just ASK: A School Problems Program in a Primary Care Setting. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 2005.
  16. Schonwald A, Huntington N, Lesser T, Leclair E, Rappaport L. Toilet School: A Promising Intervention for Difficult and Late Toilet Training. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 2005.
  17. Schonwald A. Update: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the primary care office. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2005 Apr; 17(2):265-74.
  18. Alison Schonwald. The Methylphenidate Patch: The Next New Treatment for ADHD?. AAP Grand Rounds. 2005; (14):15.
  19. Alison Schonwald . Video Distraction Eases Venipuncture Distress. AAP Grand Rounds. 2005; (14):58-59.
  20. Alison Schonwald . Tiny Babies Are Now Young Adults: How Are They Doing?. AAP Grand Rounds. 2005; (15):31-32.
  21. Alison Schonwald. Primary and Secondary Nocturnal Enuresis: Not So Different After All. AAP Grand Rounds. 2005; (14):4-5.
  22. Schonwald, A. Difficult Toilet Training. CNN. 2004.
  23. Bass JL, Corwin M, Gozal D, Moore C, Nishida H, Parker S, Schonwald A, Wilker RE, Stehle S, Kinane TB. The effect of chronic or intermittent hypoxia on cognition in childhood: a review of the evidence. Pediatrics. 2004 Sep; 114(3):805-16.
  24. Schonwald A, Heydrich-Gonzalez J. Psychopharmacology. S Parker, B Zuckerman, Augustyn M, Eds. Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care. 2004.
  25. Schonwald A, Rappaport, L. . Encopresis. S Parker, B Zuckerman, Augustyn M, Eds. Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care. 2004.
  26. Schonwald A, Rappaport L. Consultation with the specialist: encopresis: assessment and management. Pediatr Rev. 2004 Aug; 25(8):278-83.
  27. Schonwald A, Rappaport L. . Consultation with the specialist: encopresis: assessment and management. Pediatrics in Review. 2004; 25(8):278-283.
  28. Schonwald A, Sherritt L, Stadtler A, Bridgemohan C. Factors associated with difficult toilet training. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6):1753-7.
  29. Schonwald, A. Difficult Toilet Training. Pediatrics for Parents. 2004.
  30. Schonwald A, Rappaport L. . Beyond Ritalin: New Options for ADHD. Newsweek. 2003.
  31. Fishman L, Rappaport L, Schonwald A, Nurko S. Trends in referral to a single encopresis clinic over 20 years. Pediatrics. 2003 May; 111(5 Pt 1):e604-7.
  32. Deutsch A, Wasserman D, Ruchelli E, Johnson J, Broussard D. . An uncommon presentation of Salmonella. Pediatric Emergency Care. 1996; 285-287.
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