Daniela Ziskind, MD

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Daniela Ziskind, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, specializing in the care of children with autism.

Areas of Expertise: Early child development, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Daniela Ziskind, MD, is board-certified in pediatrics and developmental-behavioral pediatrics and is an attending physician in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She specializes in evaluating and treating children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental delays, genetic differences, learning difficulties and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Dr. Ziskind is drawn to treating children with ASD and other developmental differences because it gives her a chance to work closely with the children as well as help their families find the supports they need. “I enjoy evaluating children who don’t seem to be developing or behaving as expected, and then partnering with their parents to find ways to help,” she says. “And I enjoy helping parents navigate through the journey of raising their unique child.”

Dr. Ziskind wants every family to feel cared for during their time at CHOP. “I strive to give each family the same care I would want for my own family members,” she says. “I also aim to inspire parents to build on their child’s areas of strength so that their child can feel proud and reach his or her fullest potential.”

Education and experience

Dr. Ziskind earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed her residency in pediatrics at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York. She continued her training with a fellowship in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. During her fellowship, she conducted research regarding the use of therapy and medication in young children with autism spectrum disorder.

Looking forward, she is excited about upcoming developments in her specialty. “As our field evolves, I look forward to our having more knowledge about the genetic risk factors for autism spectrum disorder and being better able to tailor treatments for individual children,” she says.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics- Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY


Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Treatment of autism spectrum disorders