Meet Our Clinical Team

Program Director

Jeffrey Neul

Jeffrey L. Neul, M.D., Ph.D.

Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair; Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, and Professor of Pharmacology and Special Education


Clinical Team Members

Cary Fu

Cary Fu, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology
Specialty: Pediatric Epilepsy, Rett Syndrome
Amanda Oakes

Amanda Oakes, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Specialty: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Sarika Peters

Sarika Peters, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Specialty: Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, Genetic Disorders


Affiliated Specialists

Julie Anderson

Julia Anderson, M.D., M.S.C.I

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Betsy Kennedy

Elizabeth “Betsy” Kennedy, APN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Instructor, Vanderbilt School of Nursing
Specialty: Gastroenterology; Nutrition
Alice Lawrence

Alice Lawrence, M.D

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Specialties: Child Development, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Beth Malow

Beth Malow, M.D., M.S.

Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development; Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Director, Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Division
Specialty: Sleep Disorders
Greg Mencio

Greg Mencio, M.D.

Professor of Orthopaedics, Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics, and Vice Chair of Department of Orthopaedics
Specialty: Orthopaedics
Althea Robinson Shelton

Althea Robinson Shelton, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Specialty: Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Erika Williams
Specialty: Nutritionist