Raun Melmed, MD
Developmental Pediatrician and Clinical Director
Dr. Raun Melmed is the clinical director of Cortica Scottsdale, formerly known as Melmed Center, and a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. He is a co-founder and the medical director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. A native of South Africa, he completed his postgraduate studies in Israel, New York City, and Boston. He was a fellow at the Children's Hospital in Boston where he was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Melmed is an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix. He is a member of the Society for Behavioral Pediatrics, the Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a board-certified pediatrician and is also certified as a Diplomate in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.
Dr. Melmed has been instrumental in setting up nationally recognized physician training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with developmental and behavioral concerns and has authored a program geared toward the early screening of autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Melmed is the co-author of Succeeding with Difficult Children. He has published numerous articles and chapters and has presented around the world on topics related to development and learning. Dr. Melmed is a member of the board of directors of community agencies including the New Directions Institute, the Council for Jews with Special Needs.