Welcome to the University of Chicago Fellowship in Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP). Set in the vibrant University of Chicago Hyde Park campus in Chicago's south side, our training program is the only DBP fellowship in Chicago. We combine the intellectual resources of the University of Chicago with a robust clinical experience providing interdisciplinary, comprehensive care for children with cognitive, communicative, motor and learning disorders.
The Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics offers comprehensive neurodevelopmental assessments including visual and auditory assessments in pre-verbal children, communication, cognitive, educational, family, gross motor, fine motor, and oral motor assessments. Along with work in the Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago clinics, the section works at several collaborating partners:
- The Erikson Institute Center for Healthy Families
- Advocate Illinois Masonic Pediatric Development Center and Advocate Children's Hospital Park Ridge
- Easter Seals of DuPage and Fox Valley
- Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
Fellows become members of the interdisciplinary teams at all of these sites, with the Comer Children's Hospital site as the core Fellows' Continuity Clinic location. Each fellow's schedule is customized to their learning objectives. However, first-year fellows spend most of their clinical time in core DBP rotations, such as rotating in clinics with DBP faculty members and working as members of Early Intervention Medical Diagnostic Teams. Core DBP clinical activities continue throughout fellowship, but an increasing amount of time is available in the second and third year to spend in experiences with interrelated disciplines such as child and adolesent psychiatry, pediatric neurology, genetics, physiatry, sleep medicine, and NICU follow-up.