Raun D. Melmed, M.D., is one of the country’s most respected developmental and behavioral pediatricians. He is director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale and co-founder and medical director of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC). He is an adjunct senior researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix and on the faculty at Arizona State University. Dr. Melmed earned his medical degree at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his internship in Tel Hashomer Hospital in Israel, a residency in pediatrics at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, New York and a fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he was an instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Melmed is a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is board-certified in pediatrics as well as in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. The author or co-author of more than 70 publications, he makes presentations nationally and internationally. Dr. Melmed is a member of the First Place® Global Leadership Institute faculty and advisory board.