Department of Pediatric Medicine, Psychiatry
Texas Children’s Hospital - The Autism Center
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Co-Chief, Fragile X Clinic - The Autism Center, Texas Children's HospitalPsychiatrist, The Autism Center, Texas Children's HospitalAssociate Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Baylor College of Medicine
The University of TX Medical Branch at Galveston, Doctor of Medicine, 1981
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Pediatrics, 1982
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Psychiatry, 1985
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1988
I share the values of the organization with which I am affiliated: I am committed to providing excellent clinical care, training future medical professionals and adding to medical knowledge through research and collaboration. Specific areas of expertise and interest include autism, Fragile X syndrome, Potocki-Lupski syndrome and biomedical ethics.
Care of children with developmental disorders must be family –centered, that is, the family must be considered an integral and equal member of the health care team. My goal is to partner with each family I serve to develop and implement the best plan of care for their unique child. Communication, mutual respect and trust are the cornerstones of these working relationships.
Participating in the training of future physicians and other health professionals is challenging and inspiring. The provision of health care in the context of rapid technological and medical advances and social, cultural and economic changes is humbling. Preparing the outstanding young men and women at TCH and BCM for this mission is a vital priority for me.
Key to providing excellent care and training clinicians is the advancement of medical knowledge. Through collaboration in multicenter projects, such as the Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium, the Autism Treatment Network and the Simons Foundation, I have been able to play a part in learning more about the developmental disorders that affect my patients and their families.
In order to fulfill fiduciary responsibility, a core value of physicians, ethical considerations must be the foundation of all medical activity—clinical care, teaching and research. Patient confidentiality, protection of research subjects, and the judicious use the new technology, to name a few, require ongoing diligent consideration. Participation in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is one of the most meaningful activities for me as a professional.
Treadwell-Deering D, Evankovich K, Lotze T: Case report: A “Purely” Psychiatric Presentation of Multiple Sclerosis in an Adolescent Boy. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 46:1213-1217, 2007.
Goin-Kochel RP, Peters SU, Treadwell-Deering D. Parental Reports on the Prevalence of Co-occurring Intellectual Disability Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 3:3546-3556, 2008.
Treadwell-Deering DE, Powell MP, Potocki L: Cognitive and Behavioral Characterization of the Potocki-Lupski Syndrome (Duplication 17p11.2). Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 31:137-143, 2010.
McGuire AL, Oliver JM, Slashinski MJ, Graves JL, Wang T, Kelly PA, Fisher W, Lau CC, Goss J, Okcu M, Treadwell-Deering D, Goldman AM, Noebels JL, Hilsenbeck SG. To share or not to share: a randomized trial of consent for data sharing in genome research. Genetics in Medicine 13:948-955, 2011.
Celestino-Soper PB, Violante S, Crawford EL, Luo R, Lionel AC, Delaby E, Cai G, Sadikovic B, Lee K, Lo C, Gao K, Person RE, Moss TJ, German JR, Huang N, Shinawi M, Treadwell-DeeringD, Szatmari P, Roberts W, Fernandez B, Schroer RJ, Stevenson RE, Buxbaum JD, Betancourt C, Scherer SW, Sanders SJ, Geschwind DH, Sutcliffe JS, Hurles ME, Wanders RJ, Shaw CA, Leal SM, Cook EH Jr, Goin-Kochel RP, Vaz FM, Beaudet AL: A common X-linked inborn error of carnitine biosynthesis may be a risk factor for nondysmorphic autism.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America May 7, 2012.
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