William D. Singer, MD, FAAP, received his medical degree in 1970 from the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Singer then went on to complete his internship in 1971 and residency in 1972 from SUNY Upstate Medical Center. In 1975 Singer finished a fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at the New England Medical Center. He has since become a member of numerous associations including The Child Neurology Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the International Child Neurology Society, the North American Brain Injury Society, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 1998 Dr. Singer was on the National Advisory Board for PABI, or, pediatric acquired brain injury. The foundation was created with four main goals: prevention, research, rehabilitation, and habilitation for children with brain trauma. Today Dr. Singer is practicing pediatrics at the Center for Developmental Neurology in Wellesely Hills, Massachusetts.
Education and Training
State University of New York Upstate Medical University; Syracuse
Dr. William D. Singer M.D.'s Expert Contributions
If this is recent behavior change, you should contact your pediatrician for help determining if something has happened to cause fear (bullying, physical or sexual abuse) or an event that is upsetting. A referral to a child psychologist could be very helpful in managing the child's behavior. If this behavior is a long standing one, even a continuation of the terrible twos, there may be a biochemical abnormality underlying the behavior. In these cases, even minor changes in expected activities, being asked to stop an enjoyable activity, I have worked with families of several hundred children with this type of behavior. If on psychological evaluation no trigger event is found, a trial of Amantadine HCL, an old medication, can be helpful in relieving the underlying anxiety and restore behavior to a more normal pattern, with few if any side effects. If this is the case, I would be happy to consult with your pediatrician if they contact me. READ MORE
- State University of New York Upstate Medical Center 1972
- State University of New York Upstate Medical Center; 1971
- Pediatric Neurology, New England Medical Center; 1975
Professional Society Memberships
- The Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Pediatrics The International Child Neurology Society, The North American Brain Injury Society,
What do you attribute your success to?
- Working Hard
- Newton Wesley Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital
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Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 2481Get Direction
WELLESLEY, MA 02481Get Direction
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