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Sam Zinner, MD
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Sam Zinner, M.D.Samuel Zinner, MD, provides developmental-behavioral pediatrics (DBP) consultation to address a range of medical issues for children, youth, and their families at the UW Autism Center.  The DBP subspecialty focuses on psychosocial and neurologic influences on behavior and development. 

Dr. Zinner is an associate professor of pediatrics and a developmental-behavioral pediatrician.  He completed residency training in general pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles in 1997, and fellowship subspecialty training in general academic pediatrics and in developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1999.  He joined the faculty at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1999 followed by the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2003. He is double board-certified: in general pediatrics and in developmental-behavioral pediatrics.

Dr. Zinner’s clinical, research, and advocacy interests focus on tic disorders and their associated conditions including autism spectrum disorders, as well as on medical training in his subspecialty of DBP.  His clinical activities include outpatient consultation at the UW Autism Center, the UW Child Development Clinic, and the Seattle Children’s Hospital Neurodevelopmental Clinic.  In addition, he attends inpatient on the general pediatrics service at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Zinner is a member of the Medical Advisory Board, the Tourette Syndrome Association, and he is the director of pediatric residency and medical student training in DBP at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.