Pediatrics: Child Development

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Child Development Clinic Faculty and Staff

Mark D. Simms, MD, MPH

Mark D. Simms, MD, MPH, a developmental pediatrician, is the Medical Director and Professor of Pediatrics at the Child Development Center. Dr. Simms received his specialty training in developmental pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a master in public health degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Dr. Simms specializes in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, language delays and disorders, and cognitive disabilities.

Katherine R. Burrows, PhD is a pediatric psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Child Development Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Burrows is the director of the Attention Problems and Related Concerns (ARC) Clinic, an offshoot of the School Performance Program within the Child Development Center. She works collaboratively with medical colleagues to identify attention disorders and related emotional and/or school problems (including childhood anxiety related disorders, pediatric depression, and chronic medical conditions) and offers a comprehensive psychosocial/emotional treatment plan for those types of difficulties.

Dr. Burrows specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), executive functioning deficit, and learning difficulties.

Sarah E. Dier, PsyD is a pediatric psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Child Development Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She received her doctoral training at Argosy University in Schaumberg, Illinois.

Dr. Dier specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and learning disabilities.

Inshirah Farhoud, APNP

Inshirah Farhoud, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Child Development Center at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.  Ms. Farhoud received her training at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with post-master's certification from the psychiatric nurse practitioner program from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Ms. Farhoud specializes in the medical assessment and intervention of high-risk children with developmental delays and behavioral and emotional problems.  She also specializes in the assessment of internationally adopted children. 

Suzie Franklin, PhDSuzie Franklin, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Child Development Center at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She received her doctoral training in clinical child psychology at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Dr. Franklin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), school problems, behavior problems, developmental problems, and chronic illness, especially headaches.

Kenneth Grizzle, PhDKenneth L. Grizzle, PhDis a pediatric psychologist and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Child Development Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He received his doctoral training in school psychology at Indiana University.

Dr. Grizzle specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), executive function deficit, learning difficulties, disruptive behavior disorders, and cognitive and psycho-social concerns associated with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and neurofibromatosis.

 Sara K. Quates, APNPSara K. Quates, MSN, CPNP-PC, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Child Development Center at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.  Ms. Quates received her training at Marquette University.

Ms. Quates specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, a history of international adoption, language disorders, anxiety, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

 Robert L. Schum, PhD

Robert L. Schum, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics at the Child Development Center at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He received his doctoral training in clinical child psychology at the University of Denver.

Dr. Schum specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with communication disorders.

 Michelle Snyderman, MDMichelle Snyderman, MDis a pediatrician and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Child Development Center at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She received her doctorate of medicine from the University of Illinois - Chicago.

Dr. Snyderman specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, language disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities.

 Samantha L. Wilson, PhDSamantha L. Wilson, PhD, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and clinical psychologist within the International Adoption Clinic and Child Development Center (Children's Hospital of Wisconsin). Dr. Wilson received her doctoral training in clinical psychology at St. Louis University and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University.

Dr. Wilson specializes in the social-emotional development of children adopted internationally, post-institutionalization, and infant/early childhood mental health.

 Dawn M. Zahrt, PhDDawn M. Zahrt, PhDis a pediatric psychologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Child Development Center at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She received her doctoral training in clinical rehabilitation psychology at Purdue University.

Dr. Zahrt specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of younger children with developmental, learning, and behavior issues, as well as anxiety and sleep issues.

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