The Autism Spectrum Center (ASC) was founded by Carolyn Bridgemohan, MD, (Developmental Medicine) and Sarah Spence, MD, PhD, (Neurology). It is guided by a multi-disciplinary executive committee. We also have support from workgroups focused on a variety of initiatives to make Boston Children’s the most autism-friendly hospital, and we work closely with our Family Advisory Council to keep our care child- and family-focused.
Sadly we lost Dr. Bridgemohan in summer 2019 and we dedicate our work every day to her memory.
Carol Weitzman, MD (Developmental Medicine)
Sarah Spence, MD, PhD (Neurology)
Nancy Sullivan, PhD (Developmental Medicine)
Sonia Aurora Ballal, MD (Gastroenterology)
Stephanie Jo Brewster, MS (Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center)
Oscar Bukstein, MD, MPH (Psychiatry)
Annette Correia, OT, BCP (Occupational Therapy)
Douglas Crook, DNP(c), RN, PMHNP-BC (Behavioral Response Team)
Michael Gillespie (Vice President, Clinical Services)
Ryan Hastings (Vice President, Clinical Services)
Patricia Ibeziako, MD (Associate Chief of Clinical Services, Psychiatry)
Scott Nesiba, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN (Nursing)
Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH (Developmental Medicine)
Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD (Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center)
Donald Surette (Developmental Medicine)
Christina Yu, CCC-SLP (Clinical Director, Autism Language Program)
Family Advisory Council
The Family Advisory Council collaborates with the Autism Spectrum Center in the planning and operation of specific programs; provides a patient and family perspective to ASD care; and promotes strong relationships and communication between patients, families and staff.