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Joseph D. Pinter M.D.

    • Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Pediatrics School of Medicine

Dr. Pinter received his medical degree from UCLA and completed residency in pediatrics at the University of Washington and at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He then completed a pediatric neurology residency at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard-Longwood neurological training program. After post-doctoral research fellowships at UCSF and Stanford, he worked at Children's Hospital in Seattle and most recently at UC Davis Medical Center.

His research has focused on neuroimaging in congenital brain anomalies and Down syndrome and his clinical interests include Down syndrome, Tourette syndrome and congenital brain anomalies. He is board certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology.

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  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, Univ of Washington/Children's Hospital of Seattle and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Fellowship:

    • Neuroscience research, UCSF and Stanford
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Neurology

Memberships and associations

  • Child neurology


  • "Health care needs of children with down syndrome and impact of health system performance on children and their families" Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics April 2012
  • "Cerebral dysgeneses associated with chromosomal disorders" Handbook of clinical neurology / edited by P.J. Vinken and G.W. Bruyn  2007
  • "Erratum" American Journal of Neuroradiology  2002
  • "The future of genomic profiling of neurological diseases using blood" Archives of Neurology November 2006
  • "Resolution of arterial stenosis in a patient with periarterial neurocysticercosis treated with oral prednisone" Journal of Child Neurology December 2006
  • "The middle interhemispheric variant of holoprosencephaly" American Journal of Neuroradiology  2002
  • "Introduction" Seminars in Pediatric Neurology December 2010
  • "Abnormal fMRI activation pattern during story listening in individuals with Down syndrome" American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities September 2009
  • "Holoprosencephaly" Seminars in Pediatric Neurology December 2002
  • "Genomic profiles of stroke in blood" Stroke February 2007
  • "Neuroanatomy of Down's syndrome" American Journal of Psychiatry  2001
  • "Amygdala and hippocampal volumes in children with Down syndrome" Neurology April 10 2001
  • "Monosomy 21q22.11-q22.13 presenting as a Fanconi anemia phenotype" American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A January 2011
  • "Children with headache" Radiology March 1997
  • "Pediatric neuropharmacotherapeutics. Introduction." Seminars in Pediatric Neurology December 2010
  • "Truncal Ataxia, Hypotonia, and Motor Delay With Isolated Rhombencephalosynapsis" Pediatric Neurology September 2009
  • "Assessment of the deep gray nuclei in holoprosencephaly" American Journal of Neuroradiology  2000
  • "Increased incidence and size of cavum septum pellucidum in children with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome" Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging February 28 2010
  • "The dorsal cyst in holoprosencephaly and the role of the thalamus in its formation" Neuroradiology  2001
  • "Cerebral and cerebellar motor activation abnormalities in a subject with Joubert syndrome" Journal of Child Neurology March 2004
  • "Intravenous immunoglobulin as adjunctive therapy for juvenile spasms" Journal of Child Neurology June 1 2003
  • "The Curse of the Dolphins" Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics April 18 2016
  • "The curse of the dolphins" Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics  2017
  • "Characterization of Thyroid Abnormalities in a Large Cohort of Children with Down Syndrome" Hormone Research in Paediatrics March 3 2017
  • "Clinical outcomes following prenatal diagnosis of asymmetric ventriculomegaly, interhemispheric cyst, and callosal dysgenesis (AVID)" Prenatal Diagnosis January 1 2019

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