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Mario C. Petersen M.D.


  • M.D., Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina, Buenos Aires 1981
  • M.S., University of Iowa Iowa 1993
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, Hospital Durand, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fellowship:

    • School health, Hospital Durand, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Developmental Disabilities, University of Iowa, 1989-1993
  • Certifications:

    • Neuro-developmental pediatrics, current
    • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, current
    • Pediatrics, current

Memberships and associations

  • Society of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • American Acdemy of Pediatrics
  • Latin-american Academy of Child Development and Disabilities


  • "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder" Journal of Investigative Medicine February 1999
  • "CAT/CLAMS" Pediatric Neurology September 2000
  • "High prevalence of developmental disabilities in children admitted to a general pediatric inpatient unit" Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities September 2006
  • "Introduction" Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews  2008
  • "Motor disabilities and multiple handicapping conditions"   2008
  • "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder" Clinical Pediatrics September 2002
  • "Feeding and swallowing dysfunction in genetic syndromes" Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews  2008
  • "Tethered cord syndrome in myelodysplasia" Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology  1992
  • "Abnormalities in control of ventilation in newborn infants with myelomeningocele" Journal of Pediatrics  1995
  • "Prevalence of developmental and behavioral disorders in a pediatric hospital" Pediatrics March 2009
  • "Eating and feeding are not the same" Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology September 2006
  • "A longitudinal community clinical program for first-year medical students." Academic Medicine May 1999
  • "Het syndroom van de kettingvormige uitrekking van het ruggemerg bij myelodysplasie:: de samenhang tussen het niveau van de laesie en de lichaamslengte" Stimulus March 1994
  • "Birthweight and risk for cerebral palsy" The Lancet October 4 2003
  • "Developmental disabilities and insurance concerns." Journal of the Iowa Medical Society October 1996
  • "Mental Retardation"  September 10 2004
  • "Classification of developmental delays" Seminars in Pediatric Neurology  1998
  • "Swallowing function and medical diagnoses in infants suspected of Dysphagia." Pediatrics December 2001
  • "Advances in prevention and treatment of cerebral palsy" Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews  2001

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