Our Faculty

Our Faculty


Chief, Division of Development & Behavioral Pediatrics

Richard Stevenson, MD completed his pediatric residency at the University of Virginia and joined the UVA faculty in 1989 following fellowship training in Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Iowa. He is board-certified in neurodevelopmental disabilities and is an active clinician, teacher and clinical investigator. He is a leader in several multi-center studies related to the care of children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Stevenson is coordinator of the UVA Children's Hospital Costa Rica exchange, was recently appointed Chair of the Institutional Review Board for Health Sciences Research at UVA, and currently serves as Treasurer of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.


Janet Allaire, MA came to UVA in 1972 and is a speech and language pathologist by background and training. She has a dual appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, and the Division of Communicative Disorders, Curry School of Education. She was named Director of Speech and Hearing Services in 1975, a Patient Care Services Manager in 1994, and Director of the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center in 2005. Her research interests include alternative and augmentative communication, children's language, and sialorrhea or drooling in children with cerebral palsy.

Susan Anderson, MD is a graduate of New Jersey Medical School and completed her pediatric residency and fellowship in developmental pediatrics at the University of Virginia. She is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and is the Director of Outpatient Services at the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center. She is a strong supporter of family centered care, and throughout her career has focused on both provision of optimal patient care and education. Although active in many clinics, her primary interests are in the diagnosis and management of individuals who have autism, life cycle monitoring and management of individuals with Down Syndrome, and prenatal counseling for families regarding CNS malformations.

Alisa Bahl, PhD, BCBA-D


Erin Berenz, PhD


Miriam Halpern, MD


Valentina Intagliata, MD


Kenneth Norwood, Jr, MD joined the UVA faculty in 2005 after a 26-year Navy career. He completed his clinical fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Kennedy-Krieger Institute. Dr. Norwood is very active clinically and sees patients representing the full spectrum of developmental disabilities including autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities. He also frequently attends on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. Dr. Norwood enjoys teaching at all levels. His research interests include the effect of traumatic brain injury on growth hormone function.

Rebecca Scharf, MD joined the UVA faculty in 2011 after completion of a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric fellowship at Einstein College of Medicine/Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, NY. She has a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University in New York. Dr. Scharf is actively involved in Global Health research and has ongoing research in this area.

Nurse Practitioners

Lisa Latzkus, NP joined the KCRC Inpatient Unit in July 2008. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse 2 – Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing and is currently pursuing a PhD of Arts and Sciences in Nursing. In 2011, she was selected for the “Magnet Nurse Excellence Award in Clinical Practice” and "Nurse of Distinction Award” at the University of Virginia.

Stephanie McNerney, NP