Neonatal & Dev Medicine in the department of pediatrics

Faculty and Staff Profiles

Beth Barber, MD

Dr. Earhart is licensed clinical psychologist who conducts developmental and neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents. She completed her internship and two-year fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Her special interests include pediatric neuropsychology and childhood grief and loss. She studied Spanish in Costa Rica, conducting bilingual therapeutic services and assessments.

Barbara Bentley PsyD MS

Dr. Bentley is a clinical psychologist who provides assessment and consultation for children with developmental and/or behavioral concerns.  She provides clinical services for the Developmental Consultation, Autism and Social Communication, High Risk Infant Follow Up,  Children’s Hearing Center Cochlear Implant Program, and the Santa Cruz County FIRST 5 Foster Care Programs.  She also has training as a medical educator.

Melissa Berduzco

Mrs. Berduzco has been an administrative assistant for 13 years. She has worked with numerous Santa Clara county agencies that provide Mental Health services for Children 0-18 years of age. She is now providing Administrative support for the Development-Behavior Pediatrics.

Lori Bowlby, MS, CPNP

Lori Bowlby is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with years of experience in Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) nursing and High Risk Infant Follow-up Program. She received her Masters of Science degree and completed the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at University of California, San Francisco. Her passion for Infant and Child Development rose from her years as a Special Education provider and Neonatal Nurse.  She now serves as a Developmental Specialist for inpatient infants in the NICU, Neuro-NICU and Intermediate Care Nurseries, providing assessments, consultations, teaching and interventions to parents, infants, and children.

Jannah Chavez

Ms. Chavez has been working for LPCH for over five years. She uses her experience to provide excellent customer service and provides Administrative support to clinical operations in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.

Lucy Crain MD MPH

Dr. Crain is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician. She served as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF from 1988 – 2003. She also founded and directed the UCSF Pediatric Disabilities and Down Syndrome Clinic at UCSF in 1983. Since 2004, she has served as a pediatrician in Developmental Medicine at the Mary L Johnson Clinic. She is a well-known advocate of children’s health care and has served as a Commissioner for First Five San Francisco, a charter member of the Steering Committee of the CA Medical Home Project, and Past Chair of the Task Force on Children with Special Health Care Needs of the American Academy of Pediatrics, California chapter. She is known nationally as well as internationally for her work in developmental medicine. She continues to serve as the Course Director for a nationally prominent CME course of Developmental Disabilities.

Maria Eleana DeAnda PhD

Dr. DeAnda is a clinical psychologist. She is bilingual in Spanish. She conducts developmental assesments of young children and also provides parent education about Autism Spectrum Disorders in Spanish.

Anne DeBattista MSN, CPNP, CPMHS

Anne DeBattista is a nurse practitioner and the program manager of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She received her Masters of Science degree and completed the Pediatric and School Health Nurse Practitioner programs at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She is currently enrolled in a PhD program at UCSF.  Anne has two national board certifications through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, in Pediatrics, and in Mental-Behavioral Health.  Anne is an active participant in national organizations; she is the Chair of the Nurse Practitioner Special Interest (SIG) Group for the Society of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Co-chair of the Developmental Behavioral Mental Health SIG for the National Association for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Heidi M. Feldman, MD PhD

Dr. Feldman holds the Ballinger-Swindells Endowed Professorship on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She serves as the Chief of this Section and Program Director for the Fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Her CV is available at:

Here is the Dr. Feldman's presentation video 'Redesigning Health Care For Children':

Dr. Feldman had recently published a book titled 'Redesigning Health Care for Children with Disabilities', it can be purchased at


Felix Arthur Fernandez

Felix Arthur Fernandez is an administrative assistant in the developmental-behavioral pediatrics office. His previous experience includes front and back office medical assistant in urgent care clinics.

Nidia Floyd

Ms. Floyd provides Administrative and clinical support to Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.  She joined LPCH  in 2001 and worked on a longitudinal study of outcomes of preterm birth called, the Preemie Project.  She then continued to work on a service project entitled Watch Me Grow Program, funded by First 5 San Mateo.  Her current responsibilities include assistance to the Neonatal Network studies and support for on-going research in DBP.  

Cheryl Goldfarb-Greenwood, RNC, MN, CNS

Ms. Goldfarb-Greenwood is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist who serves as the Program Coordinator for Developmental Consultation, Autism and Social Communication, and Preemie Graduate Services. She also has a major role in the Watch Me Grow project, participating on the Child Study Team in South San Francisco and Coordinating the Watch Me Grow Interdisciplinary Collaborative. Ms. Goldfarb-Greenwood is involved in community outreach, advocacy, parent and professional education.

Lynne C. Huffman MD

Dr. Huffman is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Teaching Line at Stanford University. She is in General Pediatrics as well as the section of Developmental Medicine. She serves as the Director of Outcomes Measurement and Research at the Children’s Health Council. She is very active in the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Residency Rotation.

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Kelly Fagan, BSN, RN

Ms Fagan is a Registered Nurse and Program Coordinator for the High Risk Infant Follow Up Clinic at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She received her degree from Rush University in Chicago and has pursued extensive training as a neonatal intensive care nurse at UCSF where she was actively involved in neonatal research studies as well as establishing the Neuro Intensive Care Nursery. Her interests include neurodevelopmental outcomes for premature and term infants and finding community resources to support them.

Casey Krueger PhD

Dr. Krueger is a clinical psychologist who conducts developmental and neuropsychological assessments for young children.  Research interests include alterations in executive functioning and neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with metabolic and mitochondrial disorders.

Daniel Le

Daniel has just started working as a medical assistant and also provides administrative support. He graduated from UCSD with a biological/psychological background. He has also researched in a behavioral neurosciences lab comparing the anoretic effects of CB1 antagonists on rats. He enjoys giving great patient care and aspires to be a PA in the near future.

Irene M. Loe MD

Irene Loe is a board-certified developmental-behavioral pediatrician. Her past research projects have included the use of oculomotor paradigms and functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the neurobiological basis of executive function deficits in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Current research interests will focus on executive function deficits, attention and learning difficulties, and behavior problems in children at risk of these problems due to prematurity. She is also involved with community outreach, including education on developmental screening in primary care.

Nicholas St John PhD

Dr. St. John is a psychologist who works in the NICU and other inpatient settings. His primary interest is Infant Mental Health. He provides consultations for infant behavior and parental adjustment.

Anne Shachal, M.Ed.

Anne Shachal is an Infant Development Specialist with a background in Early Intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities. While earning her Masters of Education degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University, Anne volunteered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where she discovered her passion for working with the smallest and most fragile infants. Anne joined the LPCH NICU Developmental Team in September 2000 with a goal of providing neuro-protection to the developing neonate via assessment, teaching, and assisting and empowering parents to assume a crucial and most important role in their baby's ongoing neurodevelopment.

Brian Tang MD

Dr. Tang is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician who completed his fellowship training in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine in 2011.  He is actively involved with the CPQCC-CCS HRIF QCI project and serves on it's Executive Committee.

Hali Weiss MD

Dr. Weiss has a background in neonatology with a long-standing interest in the outcomes of high risk infants.  She has been caring for patients in the High Risk Infant Follow Up Clinic since 2002 and has more recently been evaluating younger patients in the Development and Behavior Clinic with a variety of developmental delays and behavioral disorders. 

Other physicians Participating in High Risk Infant Follow-up

Santa Cruz (Dominican)/Watsonville Community Hospitals:

Salinas Valley Memorial:

El Camino Hospital:

Washington Special Care Nursery

Other clinicians in the clinical programs


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