Our faculty is led by Daniel Rossignol, MD FAAFP and MAPS Chairman and embraces the philosophy of evidence-based research and its application in practice. Dr. Rossignol's background as a researcher, coupled with years of practical experience as a clinician, have given him the background needed to develop the growing course of study incorporated in the philosophy of Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs.


As a primary subject matter expert for MAPS, Dr. Rossignol utilizes his experience and knowledge of evidence-based ASD treatment to direct the development of the MAPS fellowship training program and supporting course materials.

Dr. Alessio Fasano

World-renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, research scientist, and entreprenuer Alessio Fasano, MD, is an expert on celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. In 1996, he founded the Center for Celiac Research, now at Massachusetts General Hospital. Treating patients of all ages, the Center offers research, clinical expertise and teaching for the diagnosis, treatment,….

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Dr. Anju Usman Singh, MD

Anju Usman is director of True Health Medical Center in Naperville, Illinois. She specializes in biomedical interventions for children with ADD, Autism and related disorders.   She has been involved in research involving copper/zinc imbalances, metallothionein dysfunction, biofilm related infections and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She is also co-founder of ACE….

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Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS

Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS, obtained his MSc and PhD in the fields of microbiology and clinical immunology from Bar-Ilan University in Israel with postdoctoral studies in comparative immunology at UCLA and tumor immunology at Charles Drew/UCLA School of Medicine and Science. He is presently an Adjunct Associate Professor in….

Arthur Krigsman, MD

Arthur Krigsman is a pediatrician and board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist who has evaluated and treated over 1400 children suffering from autism and a variety of gastrointestinal problems.   He maintains offices in both New York City and Austin, Texas, is actively involved in clinical research and has presented his findings in….

Dr. Arun Mukherjee

Dr. Mukherjee graduated (as MBBS) from Patna University, India, in 1970 and completed his Post Graduate Doctoral Degree (MD in Medicine) in 1976. He was Tutor in Medicine at Nalanda Medical College at Patna for 2 years, before moving to the Main Referral Hospital of Hindustan Copper Ltd. at Ghatsila,….

Dr. Ben Lynch, ND

Benjamin Lynch, ND received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction.   Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and….

Dr. Cindy Schneider

Dr. Schneider is the Medical Director of CARE, the Center for Autism Research and Education. Her integrative medical practice is exclusively dedicated to individuals with autism and related neurological and immune disorders. Dr. Schneider’s areas of special interest include treatment of the immune, gastrointestinal, and metabolic aspects of autism and….

Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP, FMAP
MAPS President

Dr. Rossignol received his Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia. He is Board Certified in Family Practice and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Coming from an academic background, Dr. Rossignol….

Dana Laake, RDH, MS, LDN

Dana Godbout Laake is a Licensed Nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services. Her practice, Dana Laake Nutrition, is located in Kensington, Maryland. A health professional for more than 38 years with 25 years in medical nutrition, she is an honors graduate from Temple University with a Master’s degree in….

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Dane Fliedner, MD, MPH

Dr. Fliedner is an Integrative and Functional Medicine Pediatrician at Rossignol Medical Center in Aliso Viejo, California. He is Board Certified in General Pediatrics, the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABoIHM) and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). He has a special interest in Ayurvedic medicine….

David Berger, MD, FAAFP

David Berger is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in holistic pediatric primary care, nutritional and detoxification therapies for autism, ADHD and related disorders and immune dysregulation, such as allergies, asthma and autoimmune disorders. He also sees adults with these medical conditions.   He graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania….

Dr. David Dornfeld

David Dornfeld, DO, has been practicing Family Medicine for almost 30 years, with extensive experience covering the full spectrum of clinical family medicine, including children beyond the age of two. Throughout this time, he has developed a special interest in working with children that have Autism Spectrum Disorders. His experience encompasses all….

Elizabeth Mumper, MD, FAAFP

Elizabeth Mumper is a board-certified pediatrician who practices an integrative approach with both her general pediatric patients (at Advocates for Children) and her patients who have autism spectrum disorders (at Advocates for Families) in Lynchburg, Virginia. She founded the Rimland Center in 2007 to mentor clinicians interested in learning about….

James Neuenschwander, M.D

James Neuenschwander, M.D. (a.k.a. Dr. Neu) has been practicing integrative medicine since 1988. He is the owner of Bio Energy Medical Center, a multidisciplinary, integrative medical practice with the philosophy of treating illness at its source using whatever tools are available. Dr. Neu is a graduate of the University of….

Jane El-Dahr, MD

Jane Maroney El-Dahr is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Clinical Professor of Medicine, and Chief, Section of Pediatric Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics at Tulane University Medical School. Dr. El-Dahr earned a BA from Harvard University and a medical degree from Thomas-Jefferson University. She completed an internship in….

Jeff Bradstreet, M.D., M.D.(H), FAAFP, FMAPS

Dr. Bradstreet is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and received his residency training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in Texas. He has joined the faculty of Western University of Health Sciences Faculty for Autism Collaboration and Education (FACE) and is working as an….

Jerry Kartzinel, MD

Dr Jerry Kartzinel is Board Certified pediatrician and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions.   After receiving his medical degree at St Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatric medicine in….

Dr. John Green III

Dr. John Green III grew up in Colorado and Idaho, graduating from the University of Idaho in 1970 with majors in Psychology, Spanish and Chemistry. He then attended Medical school at the University of Utah and did his Family Practice training at the University of New Mexico. This was followed….

Julie Matthews

Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorders. She provides dietary guidance backed by scientific research and applied clinical experience. Her award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, has helped people around the world to make food and nutrition choices that aid the health, learning, and….

Kenneth A. Bock, MD

Kenneth A. Bock, M.D., graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973 and went on to receive his M.D. degree with Honor from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1979.  He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, a certified clinical nutrition….

Dr. Kenneth Stoller

Dr. Kenneth Stoller completed his training from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine in 1986 and was a practicing pediatrician for over two decades focusing on brain injured children and adults. Dr. Stoller’s area of expertise is functional medicine, also known as integrative medicine. He has been working with….

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Lanier Rossignol

Lanier Rossignol, BSN, MSN, FNP-C is a board certified family nurse practitioner trained in evidence-based medicine at the University of Virginia. She received her Master of Science in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiochemistry at the University of Virginia. Prior to her….

Martha Herbert, MD, PhD

Dr. Martha Herbert is a pediatric neurologist and research neuroscientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Herbert is also director of the TRANSCEND Research Program which uses multimodal brain imaging and takes a whole body approach to….

Dr. Mary Megson

Mary Megson, MD FAAFP is a developmental pediatrican in private practice in Richamond, VA. She is a board certified pediatrician. She was director of Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Richmond for nine years. Her current private practice is devoted to diagnosing and treating developmentally delayed children, specializing in autism,….

Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Chief, Division of General Pediatrics University of California, San Francisco

Michael Cabana, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is the Director of the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is a member of the core faculty at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Dr. Cabana completed his undergraduate….

Nancy O’Hara, MD

Nancy O’Hara is a board-certified pediatrician. Until January 2010, she was the Assistant Medical Director for Defeat Autism Now! Physican Training and the Physican Mentoring Director for Defeat Autism Now! in Europe. She is now a partner at the Center for Integrative Health. Prior to her medical career, Dr. O’Hara….

Paul C. Schreckenberger, Ph.D,Diplomate (ABMM).
Fellow (AAM) Professor of Pathology Director, Clinical Microbiology Acting Director Molecular Pathology Loyola University Medical Center

Dr. Schreckenberger is currently a Professor of Pathology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and the Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and Acting Director of Molecular Pathology at Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Schreckenberger is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, D(ABMM), and a….

Dr. Pierre Marois

Dr Pierre Marois is a pediatric physiatrist working at Ste-Justine University Hospital (Montreal) as well as in many rehabilitation centers in the province of Quebec. He completed his medical studies at Montreal University, and then specialized in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed a fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation at the….

Richard Frye, MD, PhD

Dr. Frye is the Director of Autism Research at Arkansas Children’s Hospital/University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. He is a recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of ASD and other developmental disorders. His broad background includes specific training in neurodevelopmental disorders, physiology, psychology and biostatistics. He….

Dr. Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD

Dr. Naviaux is the founder and co-director of the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center (MMDC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, where he is a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Genetics. He is a specialist in mitochondrial disease, human genetics, and metabolism. He is….


Robert W. Sears, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified physician in full-time general pediatric practice in Dana Point, California, where he provides a unique blend of mainstream and integrative medical care. Dr. Bob, as he likes to be called by his little patients, received his medical degree from Georgetown University and….

Dr. Rodney Dietert

Dr. Rodney Dietert is Professor of Immunotoxicology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University.  He received the BS degree from Duke University (1974) and his PhD from University of Texas at Austin (1977). During the past 37 years at Cornell, Rodney has served as Director of Graduate Studies for the….

Dr. Russell Blaylock

Dr. Russell Blaylock is a nationally recognized, board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. For 25 years, he has practiced neurosurgery….

Dr. Sidney Baker

Dr. Baker received his undergraduate, medical, and medical postgraduate training from Yale University where he served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics on the full time medical faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medical Computer Sciences with appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics from 1969 to 1971. He is….

Dr. Stephanie Cave

Dr. Cave is a family practitioner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She worked with the Autism Research Institute and Defeat Autism Now! from 1996 until recent years. As the Director of Cypress Integrative Medicine, she has treated over 10,000 autistic children from several countries. Dr. Cave received a Master of Science….

Dr. Stephen Genuis

Dr. Stephen Genuis is a clinician and researcher involved in many areas of medical science. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as in Environmental Medicine and has authored 100 scientific publications for over 50 different peer-review medical journals including Lancet, British Medical Journal, Canadian Medical Association….

Stuart Freedenfeld, MD

Dr. Freedenfeld received his Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction from the University of Rochester in 1970. He received his Medical Degree, with honors, from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1975.   He completed a three-year residency in Family Practice at Hunterdon Medical Center in….

Dr. Suzanne Goh

Dr. Suzanne Goh is a board-certified pediatric neurologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children with neurological conditions that impact brain development, cognition, and behavior.   Dr. Goh received her Bachelors of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in History and Science from Harvard University (1993-1997). She went on to attend….

Vicki Kobliner

Vicki Kobliner MS RDN, CD-N is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Holcare Nutrition in Wilton, CT.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and graduated with high honors from Oregon State University with a Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition. She is a contributing….

Dr. Vincent, MD

Ty Vincent, MD is an integrative physician in practice since 2005 in Wasilla, Alaska where he has a large multidisciplinary integrative clinic.  He completed medical school through the University of Washington, and a residency in family medicine in Anchorage, Alaska.  Dr. Vincent has gained additional training in acupuncture, Chinese medicine,….

William Parker, Ph.D.
Department of Surgery Duke University Medical Center

Education B.S. Biology, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR. 1987 B.A. Chemistry, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR. 1987 Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. 1992   Research Interests The effects of GERD on lung disease: asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and transplant rejection The Biome Depletion Theory: The immune system….