Mark Wolraich, MD
Dr. Wolraich is the CMRI/Shaun Walters Professor of Pediatrics and the Chief of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and the Director of the Child Study Center. He received his MD from SUNY Syracuse Health Sciences Center. His residency training in pediatrics was split between the SUNY Syracuse Health Sciences Center and the University of Oklahoma followed by a fellowship in the care of handicapped children at the University of Oregon. Dr. Wolraich was a pediatric faculty member at the University of Iowa from 1976-1990 and at Vanderbilt University from 1990-2001, where he was Director of the Division of Child Development and the Director of the Child Development Center. He has been the Chief of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Director of the OU Child Study Center since 2001. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and Mental Health, Maternal and Child Health Research Program, National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation and several private foundations.
Dr. Wolraich has been active nationally in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) where he has chaired multiple committees. Dr. Wolraich is a member and past president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric. He contributed to obtaining board certification for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and served on the Sub-board of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics of the Board of Pediatrics. He has received the Lewis D. Hollaway Award for Research in Health Science Education from the University of Iowa, the Lee Salk Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology, induction into the CHADD Hall of Fame of the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the Edith Kinney-Gaylord Presidential Professorship for meeting the highest standards of excellence in teaching and research from the University of Oklahoma, Mentor Award from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma and the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the AAP for outstanding work in the area of child health and human development.
Dr. Wolraich was the co-editor of the Advances in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (1982-92). He has authored 150 journal articles or book chapters including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has edited or written 22 books including 3 editions of Disorders in Development and Learning (Mosby and BC Decker), the DSM-PC Child and Adolescent Version (AAP) as senior editor, Behavioral Pediatrics (Springer-Verlag) as co-editor and most recently, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Evidence and Practice (Mosby) as senior editor as well as three books on ADHD.