Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Dana M Brazdziunas, MD

Dana M Brazdziunas, MD

Chief of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics)

Focus of Work


I am a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician who has been in academic practice for over 25 years with special interest in children with autism spectrum disorders from a clinical, research, education and advocacy perspective

Academic Focus

My academic interests are is in the development of state of the art programs in the early diagnosis and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder and other related neurodevelopmental disorder as well as teaching health care providers at all levels early recognition of developmental disorder including autism spectrum disorder.

Clinical Focus

My clinical focus is the diagnosis and treatment of young children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays and speech/language problems.


Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Chicago (1984)
  • Residency: Yale University School of Medicine, Pediatrics (1984)
  • Fellowship: Univ. of Chicago Wyler's Hospital, Pediatric Chronic Disease (1990)
  • Board Certification: Developmental & Behavioral Peds, Pediatrics