Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Our 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  Battle Building. Various clinics are held daily, Monday to Friday, including Acquired Brain Injury Clinic, ADHD Evaluation, Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic, Cerebral Palsy Clinic, Children’s Fitness Clinic, Developmental Consults, Down Syndrome, Feeding Program, International Children’s Developmental Clinic, Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, Myelomeningocele Clinic, and the UVA Children’s Heart Center Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Program.

Richard Stevenson, MD, Division Chief

Office Location & Contact Numbers

Department of Pediatrics
PO BOX 800828
Charlottesville, Virginia-22908-0828

Phone: 434-924-8184
Fax: 434-244-4403


Richard Stevenson, MD
Division Head
Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Assistants:
Tori Lamb
Joanie Jernigan
Alyssa Waller

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