Cynthia C. Peng, MD


  • Neurology Residency: Stanford Health Care (2023 - 2026) 
  • Medicine Internship: Stanford Health Care (2022 - 2023) 
  • MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Health Justice Scholars Track (2022)
  • Undergraduate: Rutgers, the State Univeristy of New Jersey (2017) 



  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neuro-oncology  
  • Racial disparities
  • LGBTQ health 
  • Advocacy   



Connacher R, Williams M, Prem S, Yeung PL, Matteson P, Mehta M, Markov A, Peng C, Zhou X, McDermott CR, Pang ZP, Flax J, Brzustowicz L, Lu CW, Millonig JH, DiCicco-Bloom E. Autism NPCs from both idiopathic and CNV 16p11.2 deletion patients exhibit dysregulation of proflieration and mitogenic responses. Stem Cell Reports. 2022;17(6): 10.1016/j.stemcr.2022.04.019.

Peng CC, Burke KT, Cardis MA. Scalp metastasis as initial presentation of neuroendocrine carcinoma. Dermatol Online J. 2021;27(9):10.5070/D327955141.

Peng CC, Baker M, Demree J, Jallow M. Address the Humanitarian Crisis on Our Nation’s Border. Published March 6, 2020.



Hartz K, Peng CC, Robertson H, Charlot-Swilley D. Postpartum depression and brief mental health interventions in pediatric primary care: neighborhood differences. Poster accepted for presentation at Children’s National Research, Education, and Innovation 2020, Washington, D.C., 2020 (presentation cancelled due to COVID-19).   

Peng CC, Prem S, Connacher RJ, Hale M, Millonig JH, DiCicco-Bloom EM. Idiopathic and 16p11.2 deletion autism neural precursor cells exhibit differential neurite outgrowth phenotypes. Poster presented at: Neuroscience 2017, Washington, D.C., November 2017.  

Lunden JW, Genestine M, Peng CC, Mirabella V, Prem S, and DiCicco-Bloom EM. Autism animal model exhibits abnormal norepinephrine innervation and increased stress circuit activity following forced swim. Neuroscience 2016, San Diego, CA, November 2016.  

Peng CC, Lunden JW, Genestine M, Mirabella V, Prem S, and DiCicco-Bloom EM. Autism mouse model exhibits dysregulated norepinephrine innervation and neural activity in the limbic system. Poster presented at: International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD, May 2016.  

Lunden JW, Genestine M, Peng CC, Mirabella V, Prem S, Millonig JH, and DiCicco-Bloom EM. Autism related stress circuits exhibit enhanced norepinephrine system activity in the Engrailed-2 (En2) knockout model of neurodevelopmental disorders. Neuroscience 2015, Chicago, IL, October 2015.  

Lunden JW, Genestine M, Peng CC, Mirabella V, Prem S, and DiCicco-Bloom E. Norepinephrine fiber innervation is increased in the amygdala of the Engrailed-2 (En2) knockout mouse model of neurodevelopmental disorders. International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2015. 



  • Edward B. Healton Award for Clinical Excellence in Neurology, Georgetown University School of Medicine (2022)
  • Class Council Member of the Year (2020)
  • Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Scholarship (2016)
  • Autism Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Grant (2014)



  • Boardgames
  • Live music 
  • Pilates
  • Coffee