I am a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician (DBP) with clinical interests that include developmental delay, intellectual and learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, Asperger’s, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, tic disorders, and psychopharmacology.

The first 28 years of my career were spent in clinical practice combining both DBP and primary care (the latter focused on serving CSHCN). During those years I was involved in numerous divide-bridging efforts - including programs to coordinate inpatient & outpatient medicine, connect tertiary & primary care, and promote teamwork between pediatricians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and other community partners. I founded my own solo practice in 1989 and managed its growth to an 8-provider group over the next 25 years. Our practice was a founding member of the PPOC and I served on its board of directors for 6 years. The PPOC is one of the largest pediatric IPA’s in the country, with >200 member providers affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. Over the years we've been involved in groundbreaking QI initiatives including those involving asthma, weight, and ADHD management; medical home; and behavioral health integration with primary care.

I’m pleased now to have an opportunity for a “second act” on the clinician-educator track here at Stanford. I hope to use my unique experience straddling primary care and sub-specialty worlds to develop programs supporting DB assessment and care inside the medical home generally, and across the Packard Children's Health Alliance primary care network in particular.

Clinical Focus

  • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Residency:Columbia Presbyterian Pediatric Residency Program (1986) NY
  • Internship:Columbia Presbyterian Pediatric Residency Program (1985) NY
  • Medical Education:UCLA GME Office (1984) CA
  • Board Certification: Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2004)
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1988)
  • Residency:Children's Hospital Boston (1987) MA


All Publications

  • Children with Cleft Lip and Palate: A Parents' Guide to Early Speech-Language Development and Treatment (Book Review) JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS Book Review Authored by: Ansel, D. A. 2016; 37 (7): 601