Dr. Sidhu is a child neurologist who specializes in behavioral child neurology, in particular autism spectrum disorder. She is the Medical Director for the Marcus Autism Center. She is a native of Chicago and attended Northwestern University where she received a B.S. in Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. She also attended graduate school in speech pathology and went on to earn her medical degree from Northwestern. She completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital. She left the Midwest to complete training in Pediatric Neurology at Harvard University, Boston Children's Hospital, where she also served as Chief Resident. She also completed an additional fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital.
After completing her medical training, Dr. Sidhu was on the faculty of Columbia University in the Department of Neurology for nearly a decade.
Her research interests focus on autism and epilepsy. She was the Principal Investigator for the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) of Columbia University from 2011 to 2013 and served as Co-chair of the Neurology Committee of the ATN. She has been an invited speaker to national conferences along with presentations at national society meetings on the topic of autism. She has written book chapters in prominent neurology textbooks such as Merritt’s Neurology and Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice in addition to the Yale Encyclopedia for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Sidhu has dedicated her career toward caring for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), in particular those with autism and epilepsy. Dr. Sidhu's personal commitment to autism stems from her younger brother who has ASD and a history of epilepsy. This has been a strong driving force in her life and the reason she became a child neurologist. She is truly dedicated to helping families of individuals with autism cope with the many challenges they face throughout their lifetime.
Sean Ahlberg’s aggressive behavior was keeping him from enjoying time with his family and getting out into the world. Since beginning his treatment at Marcus, Sean's behavior has changed and he has even become verbal with help from the Language and Learning Clinic.
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