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Elyse S. Sussman, Ph.D.

Elyse S. Sussman, Ph.D.

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Director, Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory, Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service

Autism/learning disabilitiesAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)Language development/language impairmentHearing

Dr. Sussman studies auditory scene perception, a crucial hearing skill that allows us to follow a single voice in a crowded room. Her research focuses on understanding how auditory cognition changes across the lifespan from infancy to old age and how it breaks down in individuals with developmental disorders (such as autism, language impairments and ADHD) and hearing impairments.  read more...

 

Robert W. Marion, M.D.

Robert W. Marion, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics (Genetics), Einstein

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Einstein

Genetic diseasesAutismSudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and CardiogeneticsIntellectual and Developmental disabilities

Dr. Marion is an internationally recognized pediatric geneticist who specializes in diagnosing and treating children with autism spectrum disorders and genetic diseases. His work with the Aguirre brothers, twins who were joined at the head and then separated, made national news in 2004. He played a key role in establishing the CardioGenetics center of Einstein and Montefiore, which provides care for families of individuals who have suffered sudden unexpected cardiac death. He is also the founder of the Williams Syndrome Center and the Dermato-Genetics Clinic at Montefiore, and treats children and adults with neurofibromatosis, intellectual disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and spina bifida. read more...

 

Lisa H. Shulman, M.D.

Lisa H. Shulman, M.D.

Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics

Director, Infant and Toddler Services, Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC)

Director, Rehabilitation, Evaluation and Learning for Autistic Infants and Toddlers at Einstein Program (RELATE), CERC

Attending Physician, Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

Autism early diagnosis/identificationLearning disordersAutism management/interventionDevelopmental delays

Dr. Shulman is a developmental pediatrician with special expertise in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and learning disabilities. Her research interests include early identification of autism, healthcare disparity in autism diagnosis and management, and complementary and alternative medicine usage in autism. read more...