Stewart H. Mostofsky is a pediatric neurologist with subspecialty training and experience in pediatric behavioral neurology. He is a professor in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is director of the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
He has over 25 years of experience with the clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and has served as the medical director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute for over a decade.
In parallel, he has had extensive clinical research experience involving individuals with ASD, having served as the principal investigator on several National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded R01 projects involving the use of innovative behavioral, neuroimaging and brain stimulation techniques to investigate the neurologic basis of, and emerging therapeutic approaches for, developmental disorders, including ASD.
His research has had a particular emphasis on examining motor and sensory function in developmental disorders. Over the past year, this has involved increasing collaboration with co-investigators René Vidal (Johns Hopkins University) and Bahar Tunçgenç (University of Nottingham) on applying advanced computer vision methods to identify motor phenotypes in children with ASD.