Posted on: July 12, 2011
Ann Cutler, MD, FAAP is a developmental pediatrician at the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute on Disability and Human Development who has worked in the Chicago community for over 24 years. She graduated from Wayne State Medical School, completed her pediatric residency at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago as well as a fellowship in developmental disabilities at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in neurodevelopmental pediatrics.
Dr. Cutler, the former Director of the Leadership Education in the Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, serves as coordinator of the Zero through Three Developmental Diagnostic Program and was a co-principal investigator of the Unmet Needs Project, which focused on the needs of children in Illinois with and at risk for disabilities. Dr. Cutler has been a leader in the Chapter’s Screening Tools and Education for Providers (STEPPs) and Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care (EDOPC) developed to assist pediatricians with developmental screening. She has also helped primary care providers statewide better recognize and treat autism spectrum disorders, and advocate for better services, and has recently received the 2012 Autism Ally Health Services Award from The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) in acknowledgment of her extraordinary commitment to offering and promoting services to care for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.
In 2008, Dr. Cutler was elected to the ICAAP Executive Committee. She is also one of the co-chairs of the ICAAP Committee on Child Development and one of ICAAP’s most active and valued volunteers.