Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

stevenson.fwOur 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.

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Richard Stevenson, MD, Division Chief
Susan Anderson, MD
Alisa Bahl, PhD, BCBA-D
Erin Berenz, PhD
Katheryn Frazier, MD
R. Emily Gonzalez, PhD
Valentina Intagliata, MD
Kenneth Norwood, MD
Rebecca Scharf, MD, MPH
Laura Shaffer, PhD

Developmental Pediatrics Fellows

Elizabeth White, MD

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Karri Bishop, MSN, PHNL, CPNP-PC
Lisa Cantore Letzkus, MSN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
Stephanie McNerney, MSN, PNP, RN
Allison Sturgill, MSN, CPNP-PC 


Department of Pediatrics
P.O. Box 800828
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0828
Phone: 434-924-8184
Fax: 434-924-2780

Division Chief
Richard Stevenson, MD, Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Assistant to Dr. Stevenson:
Tori Lamb

Administrative Assistants to the Division:
Carole Abel | Joanie Jernigan

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: Valentina Intagliata, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Contact: Carole Abel, BSW
Phone: 434-924-5411