Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

Developmental Behavior Pediatrician

We are seeking for a Board Certified / Board Eligible Pediatrician to join MetroHealth's Center for Behavioral Health.

We see: Children with developmental, learning, and behavior problems, including:
  • Suspected ADHD with comorbid mood, learning, and externalizing behaviors.
  • Children with problems of daily functioning (eating, sleeping, toileting).
  • New assessments for "not listening" or "failing in school," where thorough elucidation of the developmental, social, and cognitive context is needed.
  • Children with suspected autism complicated by behavioral difficulties, or where extended parent education is useful prior to formal ASD diagnosis through MAAC.
  • Children with known or suspected Fragile X.
  • Children with known or suspected FAS.

We do:
  • Holistic assessments (usual first visit is 60-90 minutes, with parent and teacher questionnaires).
  • ADHD evaluations that go beyond Vanderbilts to include other standardized questionnaires and assessments of learning, developmental history, and familial and social factors.
  • Behavioral counseling (brief parent management training)
  • Multiaxial management for children with comorbid medical and behavioral problems.
  • Psychopharmacological management, including medication selection and titration, and ongoing med management, if requested.

We collaborate with Child Psychology (including the Autism Assessment Clinic), Child Psychiatry, various therapists (SLT, OT, PT), schools, community agencies.

Job requirements: Board certification in General Pediatrics and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. Expectations for a full-time position include patient management; the ability to see children in more than one location (different clinical sites); resident education (precepting in clinic, lecturing); participation in fellow education (seminars, research collaboration); collaboration with colleagues in the Division, including support for APRNs as needed.


MetroHealth offers a significant sign-on bonus and retention bonus. We offer a very competitive compensation package, health insurance, paid time off, liability insurance, an academic appointment to the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine faculty at a rank commensurate with experience, CME opportunities, malpractice coverage and an impressive pension program with a generous employer match through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and an excellent environment for faculty members to develop a strong clinical and research program.

As a Pediatrician, you have a number of opportunities to consider. However, few will offer you the personal and professional satisfaction and the opportunity to work in a safety-net academic medical system that is leading the way to a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. We have exceptional clinicians with extraordinary hearts, and we are looking for more to join us.

Interested candidates should e-mail their cover letter and CV to:
Aparna Roy, MD
Chair of Pediatrics
Division Director Pediatrics, Pediatrics Critical Care
The MetroHealth System
c/o Megan Pecoraro
Provider Recruitment,

About Us

The MetroHealth System is an essential health system committed to providing health care to everyone in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and improving the health of the community overall. Its 7,500 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland.

MetroHealth is an integrated health system with an acute care hospital housing a Level I Adult Trauma and Burn Center with full trauma surgical teams ready around the clock, a skilled nursing facility, and more than 27 locations throughout Cuyahoga County and Medina County with more on the way. Annually, we handle more than one million patient visits including more than 100,000 in the Emergency Department, one of the busiest in the country. That's an average of 274 Emergency Department visits per day.