• Division Chief, Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Psychology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Psychology, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Program Director, Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Psychology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Gender: Female
  • Online Personal Health Record Available


Nancy Roizen, MD, is Director of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Roizen is board certified in pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental – behavioral pediatrics. Her special interests include autism, Down syndrome 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 the University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Prior to joining the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 2007, Dr. Roizen was Chair of the Department of Developmental and Rehabilitation Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Dr. Roizen has participated in national and statewide studies related to autism and Down syndrome and authored or coauthored more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals. She also has authored or coauthored more than two dozen chapters in medical textbooks and presented nearly 75 abstracts at medical conferences and meetings. She is an editor of the textbook, Children with Disabilities, 7th edition. 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.

Dr. Roizen was named to Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2012-2013, selected for inclusion in Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians 2007-2011 and named to The Best Doctors in America 2003-2013.

Awards and Recognition

Fellow, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Fellow, Ambulatory Pediatrics Society
Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2012-2013
Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians, 2007-2011
Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013

Research Interests

Down syndrome

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Education & Training


1968, Tufts University

Medical / Professional School(s)

1972, Tufts University School of Medicine


1973, PEDIATRICS - Massachusetts General Hospital


1974, Pediatrics - Johns Hopkins Hospital


1975, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - Kennedy Krieger Institute
1976, Behavorial Pediatrics - UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus


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

Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics-Behavioral
10524 Euclid Ave, Ste 3150
Cleveland, OH 44106
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