Lisa Shulman, M.D., is a leading developmental pediatrician who specializes in diagnosing and treating children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental and learning disabilities.
Dr. Shulman serves as the director of Infant Toddler Services at Montefiore’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), which provides family-based diagnostic assessment and treatment services for young children who have or are suspected of having developmental delays. She also directs CERC’s RELATE program, which offers evaluation and treatment for young children with autism and ASD.
Her research interests include early identification of autism, healthcare disparity in autism diagnosis and management, and the use of complementary and alternative medicine in treating autism.
Dr. Shulman recently led a study that characterized the residual learning and cognitive needs of school-aged children whose early ASD diagnosis resolved. The study showed that most children who outgrow their autism diagnosis still struggle with emotional, behavioral or leaning difficulties later in life.