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Developmental Pediatrics

Beth Ellen Davis  

Beth Ellen Davis, MD, MPH

Responsibilities: Beth Ellen Davis, MD MPH is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician (DBP), the Director of the Clinical Training Unit at CHDD and the Director of the UW LEND Program. She was a UW LEND fellow in 1999 while earning an MPH at UW, Seattle. She has spent the last 20 years in the US Army and retired in 2009 at the rank of Colonel. For a decade, she was the program director of the sole military DBP fellowship located at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA. She attends in two of the interdisciplinary settings at CHDD, the Child Development Clinic and the Infant Development Follow-up Clinic. Her research interests are in systems of care for children with NDRDs and ASDs, adolescent transition, needs of military children, and pediatric palliative care.

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Lisa Herzig, MD

Responsibilities: Dr. Herzig is a developmental pediatrician and assistant professor at University of Washington School of Medicine and an attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is the clinical director of the Down Syndrome Specialty Clinic and the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic, both located at the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD). She also serves as the medical director at Kindering and provides clinical care in the Neurodevelopmental Clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her research interests focus on children with Down syndrome, congenital heart disease or other medically complex/genetic conditions and associated access to appropriate developmental surveillance and health supervision.

Anne Leavitt  

Anne Leavitt, MD

Responsibilities: Dr. Leavitt sees patients in several settings. At the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at the University of Washington, Dr. Leavitt is the co-director of the Cristine M. Trahms Program for Phenylketonuria (PKU). She also evaluates children in the Congenital Hypothyroidism Follow-up Clinic, and the Child Development Clinic, with a special interest in Prader-Willi Syndrome. Dr. Leavitt provides clinical care at the Seattle Children's Autism Center and serves as medical director at Boyer Children's Clinic. She also writes and edits Child Health Notes.

Sue Livingstone  

Sue Livingstone, MD

Responsibilities: Dr. Livingstone is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician (DBP) and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics who currently sees children for diagnostic evaluations at the interdisciplinary Child Development Clinic at the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington. She also sees children for diagnostic evaluations and clinical care management at the Autism Center, Seattle Children's Hospital.

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Katherine TeKolste, MD

Responsibilities: Dr. TeKolste is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician. She is retired, but on a part-time, emeritus status continues to contribute as co-director of the Medical Home Partnerships Project. In that capacity, she works on Universal Developmental Screening and connection to needed supports and services through collaborative efforts to implement ‘Help Me Grow Washington’, a National Help Me Grow affiliate. She participates in the WCAAP Pediatric Transformation Team; Essentials for Childhood Workgroup on Services, Systems and Implementation; Frontiers of Innovation First 1000 Days; and the Central Washington Developmental Screening Workgroup. She continues to review, edit and occasionally author the quarterly Child Health Notes. She remains interested in efforts to improve children’s and families’ health through the Medical Home Neighborhood Team of the Pediatric – Transforming Care in Practice Initiative (P-TCPI), targeting work statewide with primary care providers, health departments, community providers and Accountable Communities of Health.


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