Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

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Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

stevenson.jpgOur division provides diagnostic services and therapeutic recommendations for a broad range of developmental and behavioral problems, from mild to severe, for children of all ages and young adults.

The Division operates within an interdisciplinary team setting at the UVA Children's Hospital and the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center & Research Institute (KCRC). The KCRC is an outpatient facility for pediatric rehabilitation and acute care problems requiring an interdisciplinary approach.

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Clinical Services

Various Developmental and Behavioral Clinics are held daily, Monday to Friday.

Services include:
Acquired Brain Injury Clinic
ADHD Evaluation
Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic
Cerebral Palsy Clinic
Children's Fitness Clinic
Developmental Consults
Down Syndrome
Feeding Program
Muscular Dystrophy Clinic
Myelomeningocele Clinic

For a complete list of clinics, services, and phone numbers for appointments, please see our Directory of Services

Location: Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center
2270 Ivy Road (Rt. 250 West)
Charlottesville, Virginia
About 2 miles west of the main Medical Center complex

New Appointments: 434-924-5272

Returning Appointments: 434-924-5567

Inpatient Referrals: 434-982-3812


Richard Stevenson, MD, Division Chief
Susan Anderson, MD
Alisa Bahl, PhD, BCBA-D
Miriam Halpern, MD
Valentina Intagliata, MD
Kenneth Norwood, MD
Rebecca Scharf, MD, MPH

Developmental Pediatrics Fellows

Katheryn Frazier, MD

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Lisa Cantore Letzkus, MSN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
Stephanie McNerney, MSN, PNP, RN

Health Information

Research Activities

  • Growth, bone health, and endocrine function in cerebral palsy
  • Genetic determinants of recovery from brain injury in infants
  • Endocrine dysfunction in children after traumatic brain injury
  • Early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
  • Health disparities, chronic illness, and developmental/behavioral co-morbidities
  • Constraint induced therapy in young children with hemiplegia

Fellowship Program

Explore our 3-year Fellowship Program in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics »

Director: Susan M. Anderson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Contact: Carole Abel, BSW
Phone: 434-924-5411


Department of Pediatrics
P.O. Box 800232
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0232
Phone: 434-924-8184
Fax: 434-924-2780

Division Chief
Richard Stevenson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Assistants
Carole Abel | Joanie Jernigan