Dr. Carol Weitzman, M.D.
Dr. Weitzman is a board-certified and nationally recognized leader in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. She has been a member of the faculty at Yale for 25 years and is a Professor of Pediatrics. She directed the section of DBP at Yale and the DBP fellowship program. She has been named as a Top Doctor in CT and nationally.
Dr. Weitzman has recently become the Director of the Autism Spectrum Center at Boston Children's Hospital and will split her time between CT and Ma. Boston Children's Hospital is the leading Autism Center in the United States and the leaders in developing the Autism Friendly Hospital initiative.
Nationally, she has served as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Chair of the Section of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and is an AAP Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Regional Education and Awareness Liaison. In these roles, she has authored important clinical reports related to children's behavior, development and well-being.
Dr. Weitzman is the incoming president for the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and serves as the Program Chair for the national meeting. She also developed a Research Scholar's Symposium, which was designed to promote research around child development and promote the growth of emerging scholars.
Dr. Weitzman currently is leading a program to link professionals with an interest in neurodevelopmental disorders around the world in monthly conferences via telehealth and is conducting research on identifying underserved children with ASD earlier through the use of a family navigator.
Dr. Weitzman has authored many articles, and book chapters in the major pediatric texts. She is a passionate educator and she speaks nationally and internationally on a range of topics related to child behavior and development.
Dr. Weitzman evaluates children using state of the art assessments and believes in using a family-centered approach to care. She has expertise in working with adopted and foster children, providing medication and behavioral management, school consultation, etc. and believes that all children are unique and have the capacity to make valuable contributions to the world.