Developmental & Behavioral Fellowship Program

Fellowship Overview

The purpose of this fellowship program is to prepare trainees for successful careers in academic Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.. This program is an ACGME accredited three-year training program that will prepare graduates to diagnose, treat, and counsel children and families with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties. Fellows are also trained to conduct quality research and become skilled advocates for children with a range of disabilities. . Our Program addresses a growing need for leaders in DBP to provide excellent clinical care, to conduct quality research, to teach and serve as role models to practitioners, fellows, residents, medical students, and other health professionals, and to inform policy, related to developmental and behavioral issues affecting children and families.

Program Director: Carol C. Weitzman, M.D.

Associate Professor of Developmental – Behavioral Pediatrics
203-785-7521 (phone)
203-729-1208 (fax)


  • Abraham Avni-Singer, M.D. 
  • Nili Major, M.D. 
  • John Leventhal, M.D 
  • Abha Gupta, M.D, Ph.D 
  • Jean Marachi, M.D. 
  • Andrew Lustbader, M.D. 
  • Sherin Stahl, PhD 
  • Paul Wang, M.D. 
  • Marcie Eckerd, PhD 
  • John Molteni, Ph.D
Program Coordinator: Gail Novey
203-785-7521 (phone)
203-737-1208 (fax)

Fellowship Selection Process

One first year position is officered for each academic year. The application and interview process begins approximately 12 months before the anticipated start date of fellowship. The program is funded by Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services. At this time, all applicants must to be a U.S. Citizen or have a green card, due to funding restrictions. We are currently not using the ERAs application. Each applicant must submit three letters of recommendation, one letter being from their pediatric program director, USMLE scores, along with a personal statement and current CV. This paperwork and any additional relevant information can be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Program Coordinator. Generally, interviews take place in late summer early fall. The Program Coordinator will contact all applicants with available dates of interviews and a schedule prior to the interview will be sent to all applicants.

Clinical Focus

The focus of the DBP fellowship at Yale is to provide a broad exposure to children with developmental and behavioral pediatric problems. The program trains fellows across settings including outpatient clinics, inpatient, and community-based settings.

Fellowship Call

Medication Beeper - held equally by all fellows
No Overnight In-house call
No cross-covering of general pediatric services

Sample Rotations and Schedules


2 weeks/year + one week at Christmas/New Years + all University Holidays