Triple Board Certified Pediatrician Brings Decades of Expertise to Jacksonville, Florida

(WorldFrontNews Editorial):- New York City, New York Jun 21, 2024 ( – Dr. David O. Childers Jr., MD, is a distinguished pediatrician renowned for his expertise in neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He leads the esteemed teams at UF Health Developmental Pediatrics – Dupont Station, UF Health Center for Autism and Related Disabilities – Dupont Station, and Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

With a career spanning over three decades, Dr. Childers Jr. is a highly respected figure in the medical community, specializing in conditions such as mental retardation, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD. His commitment to providing exceptional care and support to children and families facing neurodevelopmental challenges has earned him widespread acclaim.

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In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Childers Jr. holds pivotal roles at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. As Chief of the Division of Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Medical Director of the Northeastern Early Steps Program, he plays a vital role in shaping the future of pediatric care in the region.

Following almost eight years as a naval officer, Dr. Childers Jr.’s journey to becoming a leading authority in his field began with his Medical Degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine in 1989. Following his residency in pediatrics at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 1992 he served as a general pediatrician at Camp Lejeune, NC, followed by his fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities at Baylor College of Medicine in 1998, he achieved triple board certification in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics; and his primary specialty, neurodevelopmental disabilities by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

A dedicated member of professional organizations such as the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Duval County Medical Society, Dr. Childers Jr. remains committed to advancing the standards of pediatric care and advocating for children with special needs.

Reflecting on his illustrious career, Dr. Childers Jr. attributes his success to the unwavering support of his team, the love and encouragement of his wife Carol, and his deep-rooted faith. As he continues to make a positive impact on the lives of countless children and families, his dedication to excellence and compassion shines through in every aspect of his work.

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