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Nancy Roizen, MD

Nancy Roizen, MD

  • Specialty: Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral
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  • Primary Location: 10524 Euclid Ave (0 mi.)
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  • Languages Spoken: English

Office Locations

UH W.O. Walker Center (0 mi.)

10524 Euclid Ave
3rd Floor Ste 3150
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
8th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Westlake Health Center (15 mi.)

960 Clague Rd
Ste 1600
Westlake, OH 44145

Biography: Nancy Roizen, MD


  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disorders
  • Developmental and Behavioral Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Hearing Loss


  • Program Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


Fellowship | Behavorial Pediatrics
Behavorial Pediatrics - University Of California San Francisco (USCF) Medical Center At Parnassus (1975 - 1976)

Fellowship | Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - Kennedy Krieger Institute (1974 - 1975)

Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Johns Hopkins Hospital (1973 - 1974)

Internship | PEDIATRICS
PEDIATRICS - Massachusetts General Hospital (1972 - 1973)

Medical Education
Tufts University School Of Medicine (1972)

Tufts University (1968)


  • The C. Anderson Aldrich Award for Lifetime Achievement in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics (2021)
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine (2017-2023)
  • Cleveland Magazine Top Docs (2006-2023)
  • 2016 Educator of the Year University Hospitals Physicians Services (2016)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2012-2022)
  • The Best Doctors in America (2003-2019)
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Board Member (2006-2010)


Nancy Roizen, MD, has been the division chief in developmental-behavioral pediatrics most recently at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and previously at the Cleveland Clinic, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the University of Chicago.

Dr. Roizen is board certified in pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental – behavioral pediatrics. Her special interests include autism, Down syndrome, workforce issues and hearing loss.

Dr. Roizen received a bachelor’s degree in biology cum laude from Tufts University, Medford, Mass. and earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass. She served her internship in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass, a residency in pediatrics at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD., and completed fellowships in developmental pediatrics at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD., and in behavioral pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Dr. Roizen has participated in national and statewide studies related to autism and Down syndrome and authored or co-authored more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals. She also has authored or co-authored more than 30 chapters in medical textbooks and presented nearly 100 abstracts at medical conferences and meetings. She is an editor of the textbook, Children with Disabilities, 7th and 8th editions. She is a frequent speaker on autism and Down syndrome to community groups as well as professional ones.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the Ambulatory Pediatrics Society and a member of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group–USA, American Pediatric Society and American Academy of Pediatrics.

Research & Publications

Research Interests

Down syndrome, Autism

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Nancy Roizen did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.