• Robert G. Voigt, MD

    Voigt Robert

    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Developmental Pediatrics


    Developmental Pediatrics

    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    8080 N. Stadium Dr.
    Houston, TX 77054
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    Phone: 832-822-3400
    Fax:  832-825-3399

    Professor of Pediatrics - Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    New York University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1987


    Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1990


    Medical University of South Carolina, Developmental Pediatrics, 1991
    Baylor College of Medicine, Developmental Pediatrics, 1994

    From Dr. Voigt

    I am currently Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Autism Center and the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics.  I have been actively involved in clinical practice, education, and research in the field of developmental pediatrics for 25 years, and I am board certified in pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics.

    Prior to returning to Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in 2010, I spent 12 years at the Mayo Clinic, where I assisted in the establishment of the multidisciplinary Mayo Clinic-Dana Child Development and Learning Disorders Program.  From a clinical standpoint, the Dana Program became a national referral center for the evaluation of children with developmental disorders.  From an educational standpoint, I was awarded the Teacher of the Year award on three occasions, leading to my induction into the Mayo Clinic Teacher Hall of Fame in 2008.  From 2006-2010, I served as Residency Program Director for the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and I also established and directed a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship program at the Mayo Clinic.  In 2012, I established a new fellowship program in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.  From a research standpoint, I have been involved in studies investigating the impact of dietary interventions (omega-3 fatty acids) on neurodevelopment,  the evaluation of clinical developmental assessment instruments, and the epidemiology of developmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, and intellectual and learning disabilities.

    I have mentored medical students, pediatric residents, and developmental-behavioral pediatric fellows in successful completion of research projects, and in 2011, I received the Academic Pediatric Association Award for Outstanding Mentorship of a Resident Research Project.  From a national standpoint, I was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics from 2002 to 2008, and I served as Editor in Chief of the AAP’s textbook, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, which was recognized by the American Medical Writer’s Association in 2011.  I am currently Program Chair for the AAP’s Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  In 2009, I was selected to serve on the Sub-Board for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, and in 2013, I was selected Chair of the Subboard.  In 2010, I was named to the editorial board of the journal Pediatrics.

    In July of 2010, I re-located back to BCM/TCH, where I continue my clinical, educational, and research activities aimed at advancing the care of children with developmental disabilities and the science of developmental-behavioral pediatrics. 

    Professional Organizations

    • American Board of Pediatrics
      Subboard for Developmental –Behavioral Pediatrics
    • American Academy of Pediatrics
      Program Chair, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    • Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
      Fellowship Directors Committee
    • Society for Pediatric Research
    • Association of Pediatric Program Directors

    Selected Publications

    Voigt RG (editor), Macias MM, Myers SM (associate editors).  Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.   Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2011. (American Medical Writers Association Award, 2011).

    Voigt RG, Mellon MM, Katusic SK, Colligan RC, Weaver AL, Matern D, Barbaresi WJ.  A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation in children with autism. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 2014; 58: 715-22.

    Voigt RG, Llorente AM, Jensen CL, Fraley JK, Berretta MC, Heird WC.  A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of docosahexaenoic acid supplementation in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.  Journal of Pediatrics 2001 Aug; 139(2):189-96.  PMID:11487742. DOI:10.1067/mpd.2001.116050.

    Barbaresi WJ, Katusic SK, Voigt RG.  Autism: a review of the state of the science for pediatric primary health care clinicians.  Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2006 Nov; 160(11):1167-75.  PMID:17088521. DOI:10.1001/archpedi.160.11.1167.

    Ibrahim SH, Voigt RG, Katusic SK, Weaver AL, Barbaresi WJ.  Incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism: a population-based study.  Pediatrics 2009 Aug; 124(2):680-6. Epub 2009 Jul 27.  PMID:19651585. PMCID:2747040. NIHMS:138850. DOI:10.1542/peds.2008-2933.


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