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AAHR Clinical Advisory Board

The AAHR Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) members’ diverse practice contexts, medical specialties, research, and clinical experiences shaped the development of our course for medical professionals, Clinical Care for Autistic Adults, in which many of them serve as lead faculty. We've drawn on that wisdom in the development of this site. They have been generous with sharing the knowledge, practical tools, and patient-centered approaches that allow them to deliver quality care to the autistic patients they serve, and we are grateful to them for working with us to share their expertise.

Header image adapted from original artwork by Billy Megargel titled: Cross Sections (for more information see About Us)

Clinical Advisory Board Members

Christopher McDougle, MD , CAB Chair

Director, Lurie Center for Autism

Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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James Bath, MD

Director of Primary Care Medicine, MGH Lurie Center for Autism

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Timothy Buie, MD 

Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Children’s Hospital Boston

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Beth Malow, MD, MS 

Director, Sleep Disorders Division Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Burry Chair of Cognitive Childhood Development and Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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Lisa Nowinski, PhD

Clinical Director of Non-Physician Services, Lurie Center for Autism

Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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Anne Plante, MD 

Medical Director of Resident Gynecology Practice, Massachusetts General Hospital 

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School 

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Sarah Spence, MD 

Assistant, Department of Neurology and Co-Director, Autism Spectrum Center, Boston Children’s Hospital

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

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Sugantha Sundar, MD

Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Faculty Director for Continuing Education and Accreditation, Harvard Medical School

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Robyn Thom, MD 

Psychiatrist, Lurie Center for Autism Co-Director, MGH Williams Syndrome Program

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

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Karen Turner, MS, OTR/L 

Patient Navigator for Autism and Developmental Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital

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