Paul Carbone is a general pediatrician with an interest and experience in the area of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related developmental disabilities. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of California at San Diego in 1997. He joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 2006 and currently holds the position of Associate Professor within the Department of Pediatrics.
As an academic pediatrician, Carbone works closely with families of children with disabilities. His clinical settings are varied and include the University’s Child Development Program in Salt Lake City and the University of Utah Neurobehavior HOME Program, a lifespan clinic that provides comprehensive medical and mental health services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
He is a current member of the Council on Children with Disabilities Autism Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is the co-editor of the book “Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Every Parent Needs to Know”, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Carbone’s research focuses on the primary medical care of children with ASD. He has examined parent and pediatrician perspectives of the medical home, primary care screening, addressing co-occurring medical conditions, sexuality and genetic testing of children with ASD within the primary care setting. Most recently, he led a pilot project that examined the feasibility of using general pediatricians as first-tier diagnosticians as a means to decrease wait times for ASD diagnostic evaluations.
He has authored several American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Reports that provide guidance to pediatricians in the care of children with ASD. One clinical report provides recommendations on effective parent-provider-community partnerships to optimize outcomes for children with ASD and the other provides guidance on the promotion of adaptive recreation for children with developmental disabilities.