John Duby, MD, FAAP

John Duby, MD, FAAP

Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Medical Director, Family Child Learning Center

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Autism Services
Learning Program

Dr. John Duby was awarded the 2009 Ohio American Academy of Pediatrics Elizabeth Spencer Ruppert Pediatrician of the Year, as well as the 2010 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Best Doctor 2007-2008 Best Doctor 2011-2012 Best Doctor 2013 Best Doctors 2014 Best Doctor 2015-2016


Akron Children's Hospital
NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 4400
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8050
Fax: 330-543-8054
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Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH


Pediatrics: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, MA

Board Certifications

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics;

Academic Appointments

Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University; Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Kent State University


Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics:
Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Council on Children with Disabilities
Council on Community Pediatrics
Committee on Development
Medical Director, Ohio Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics
Building Mental Wellness Learning Collaborative
President-Elect, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Academic Pediatrics Association
American College of Physician Executives
Editorial Board: Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

Clinical Interests

Developmental and behavioral concerns, consequences and outcomes, attention and behavioral disorders, effect of substance use disorders on children and adolescents, sleep and feeding disorders


Khalifa M, Stein J, Grau L, Nelson V, Meck J, Aradhya S, Duby J. Partial Deletion of ANKRD11 Results in the KBG Phenotype Distinct From the 16q24.3 Microdeletion Syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2013. Part A 9999:1–6.

Dempster RM, Wildamn BG, Langkamp D, Duby JC. Pediatrician identification of child behavior problems: the roles of parenting factors and cross-practice differences. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2012 Jun;19(2):177-87.

Leslie, LK, Slaw, K., Edwards, A., Starmer, AJ., Duby JC, and the Members of the Task Force on the Vision of Pediatrics 2020. Peering into the Future: Preparing, Envisioning, Engaging, and Reshaping Pediatrics in a Changing World. Pediatrics, November 2010.

Starmer, AJ. Duby, JC, Slaw, K. Edwards, A., Leslie, and the members of the Task Force on the Vision of Pediatrics 2020. Pediatrics in the Year 2020 and Beyond: Preparing for Plausible Futures. Pediatrics, November 2010.

Duby, JC. Chapter 12: Social-Emotional Development. In Voight R, Macias, M, and Myers s. (Ed.) Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Manual, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010.

Duby, JC and Plauche Johnson, C. Universal Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Snapshot Within the Big Picture. Pediatric Annals, 38(1):36-January 2009

American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities, Duby, JC, lead author. Role of Medical Home in Family-Centered Early Intervention Services, Pediatrics,120(5):1153-1158. November 2007.

Wilens T, McBurnett K, Bukstein O, McGough J, Greenhill L, Lerner M, Stein MA, Conners CK, Duby J, Newcorn J, Bailey CE, Kratochvil CJ, Coury D, Casat C, Denisco MJ, Halstead P, Bloom L, Zimmerman BA, Gu J, Cooper K, Lynch, J.M.: A Multisite, Controlled Trial of OROS® Methylphenidate (CONCERTA®) in the Treatment of Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 160(1):82-90, January 2006

McGough, JJ and the Adolescent Study Group. Once-Daily OROS Methylphenidate Is Safe and Well Tolerated in adolescents With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. J. of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 16(3):351-356, 2006.

American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities. Lipkin, P, Duby, JC, Biondich, P, Hagan, J, Duncan, P, Cooley, C, et al. Identifying Infants and Young Children With Developmental Disorders in the Medical Home: An Algorithm for Developmental Surveillance and Screening, Pediatrics,118:405-420, July 2006

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