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Texas Medical Center

Developmental Pediatrics
Phone: 832-822-3400
Fax: (832) 825-3099


6701 Fannin
Suite 1530
Houston, TX 77030

Robert G. Voigt, MD

Chief of Service, Developmental Pediatrics

Texas Children's Hospital
Director, Autism Center, Texas Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Developmental Pediatrics 1994
Medical University of South Carolina Fellowship Developmental Pediatrics 1991
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 1990
New York University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1987


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.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Program Chair, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics Subboard for Developmental ?Behavioral Pediatrics
Association of Pediatric Program Directors Member
Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Directors Committee
Society for Pediatric Research Member

Selected Publications

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