Division of Developmental Medicine

The Division of Developmental Medicine (DDM) is one of the largest and most comprehensive divisions of its type. Our mission is to improve the lives of infants, children, and adolescents who have developmental and behavioral problems, and to support their families throughout their child’s life span. Our goal is to create new models of integrated and collaborative clinical service, training, and research, which will lead to better diagnostic acumen, treatment, quality of life, and ultimately cures for developmental and behavioral challenges. In addition, the mission of our community engagement is to expand the capacity of health care providers, teachers, and families as they support infants, children and adolescents into young adulthood. 

News and events

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, Dr. Sharon Levy was honored at the White House by the Office of National Drug Control Policy for her outstanding efforts to improve the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with substance use disorders in the United States.  

Nathan Simons, the Down Syndrome Program's Patient Liaison and Boston Children's Hospital's first full-time employee with Down syndrome, was featured on both NBC Nightly News and WBZ-TV. We are incredibly proud of Nathan and his accomplishment of achieving a full-time position here at Boston Children's Hospital!