Peds Development Behavioral

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatric Medicine

 Janet Patterson, MD Associate Professor of Clinic Pediatrics – Developmental and Behavioral Medicine

Janet Patterson, MD is an associate professor in clinical pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Developmental / Behavioral Medicine. 

Anna Hickey, PhD, ABPP Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Anna Hickey, Ph.D., is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine specializing in pediatric psychology

Rachel Hoselton, CPNP-PC

Rachel Hoselton, CPNP-PC, is a nurse practitioner at SIU School of Medicine seeing patients in both Pediatric Developmental/Behavioral Medicine and Pediatric Primary Care.  

Clinical and Research Interests

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Medicine at SIU has clinical interests in autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders, learning disorders, mood/anxiety disorders, and many other behavior problems. The division also boasts extensive research in neurodevelopmental outcomes for infants requiring neonatal intensive care, cross-discipline communication and collaboration, and evaluation of resident education.


Residents are involved in direct clinical care through SIU clinics and our satellelite clinics at Decatur Memorial Hospital and Easter Seals. They are also trained in developmental screening through our Developmental Continuity Clinic.

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