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Heidi Feldman, MD, PhD

Heidi M Feldman, PhD, MD is the Ballinger-Swindells Endowed Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University. She is a board-certified in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics who remains active in clinical service. Her research interests focus on child language, developmental disabilities, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics health services. Her recent research studies address the neural basis of cognitive and behavioral outcomes of preterm birth. Dr. Feldman has been very active in education, training, and mentoring throughout her professional career. She has taught undergraduate courses, designed medical school required classes and elective courses, precepted residents and fellows in clinic, and delivered continuing medical education seminars and workshops to national and international audiences. She has served as PI on several federal training grants, including a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities grant to the University of Pittsburgh, General Pediatrics Training Grant to the University of Pittsburgh, and fellowship training grants from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and to Stanford University. She has been extremely active in research and career mentoring at Stanford University. She has served as the primary mentor for junior faculty on federal career development awards and was the primary or secondary research mentor for 5 of the last 10 recipients of the competitive Society for Developmental Pediatrics Young Investigator Research Award. She has been recognized and honored as a teacher, receiving the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Pittsburgh and being selected as an awardee of the National Pediatric Faculty Development Scholars Program. She is extremely proud to have received the C. Anderson Aldrich Award of the American Academy of Pediatrics for contributions to the field of child development.