Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Through the partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Division of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics is dedicated to training and research related to the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral and developmental problems in young children.


Medical students and residents in the division’s program learn about diagnosis and treatment of Autism, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioral/developmental problems in young children; learning disorders; and intellectual disability in children through work with the division’s faculty. This division does not currently offer a fellowship.


The Division of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics is deeply committed to research and is currently involved in a number of clinical research projects related to feeding disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders and behavioral/developmental problems.

Patient Care

Feinberg faculty provide primary care for patients in multiple locations: Lurie Children’s, the Lincoln Park Outpatient Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Pediatrics - Uptown, the Outpatient Center of Lake Forest, and the Outpatient Center of Arlington Heights.

Dana Brazdziunas, MD

Dana Brazdziunas, MD
Division Head,
Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

Contact Us

For more information, contact the Department of Pediatrics Division of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics.