Robert G. Voigt, MD
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 over 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.
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