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Rhode Island Neurodevelopmental Center
at Memorial Hospital
555 Prospect Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

p. (401) 729-6200
f. (401) 729-6203



Meet the staff
viren_dsa_neurodevelopmental_center2.jpgViren D'sa, MD, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
Dr. D’Sa earned his medical degree from KJ Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, India. He completed his pediatrics residency followed by a year as chief resident at Cook County Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL. He completed a developmental behavioral pediatrics fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.

Dr. D’Sa is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Board certified in pediatrics, he is a reviewer for the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

As pediatrician-in-chief, Dr. D’Sa will direct the pediatric program at Memorial Hospital, including coordination of faculty academic activities, both clinical and research.  Expanding Memorial Hospital’s relationships in the community will be an area of focus, including growth of newborn/neonatal services and availability of clinical subspecialty consultation services.  As Director of Memorial Hospital’s Neurodevelopmental Center, Dr. D’Sa will continue to foster its growth as a center of excellence in neurodevelopmental services.  He will continue to promote education and training of family medicine residents, pediatric residents, neuropsychology interns, pediatric neuropsychology post-doctoral fellows and developmental behavioral pediatric fellows.

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carol_baumgupta_neurodevelopmental_center.jpgCarol Baum-Gupta, MD, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
Dr. Baum-Gupta earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. She completed a Pediatrics residency and a fellowship from the Department of Infectious Disease at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA. She also completed a fellowship in Development and Behavioral Pediatrics from Hasbro’s Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI.

Board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Baum-Gupta is currently an Assistant Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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anagarnecho.jpgAna Garnecho, MD, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Dr. Garnecho earned her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. She completed a Pediatrics residency at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, where she was elected to serve as Chief Resident in Pediatrics. She also completed a fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics from Rhode Island Hospital / The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.

Board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Garnecho has been selected as the Center for Disease Control’s Act Early Campaign Ambassador for Rhode Island. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Pediatric Association, Society of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health.

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rebecca_mclean.jpgRebecca McLean, PhD, Neuropsychology Fellow
Rebecca McLean, Ph.D., is a second year pediatric neuropsychology fellow at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She earned her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Her pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology was completed at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. McLean specializes in the comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental, psychological, learning, behavioral and/or medical disabilities. She has a particular interest in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and is trained in the use of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2). She is a member of the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART) and the Developmental Disorders Genetics Research Program (DDGRP). Her research has focused on the relationship between aspects of neuropsychological functioning and clinical outcomes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as individuals who have experienced concussion. 

julie_wilson.jpgJulie Wilson, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Wilson has dual certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner and a clinical psychologist. She has been a member of the Department of Pediatrics for over 30 years. Her Master’s degree in Child Health Nursing was obtained at the University of Florida and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

As the Associate Director of Neurodevelopmental Services at the Neurodevelopmental Center, Dr. Wilson coordinates the multidisciplinary evaluations conducted at the center as well as providing clinical services. She holds a supervisory role in the Neuropsychology Training program at Brown University. Clinical and research interests include: ADHD, Executive Functioning and Dyslexia in children and adolescents. She is a board member on the Rhode Island Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

terry_harrison.jpgTerry Harrison, Neuropsychologist
Dr. Harrison Goldman is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Director of Pediatric Neuropsychology (Primary Supervisor) at the Neurodevelopmental Center. Dr. Harrison Goldman earned her doctoral degree from Northern Arizona University and completed her internship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School-Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School and was on faculty there prior to moving to Rhode Island. 

Her research is in the areas of social cognition and executive functioning in autism spectrum disorders and social intervention in ASD, neuropsychology and neuroimaging in children with dyslexia and predictors of postconcussive syndrome. She also has research interests in the effects of lead exposure on early reading skills and executive functioning.

> What is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician?

> When is a child seen by a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician?

> What is the evaluation process?

> What Happens after an evaluation?

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