Stanford University - USA
Dr. Hardan is a Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University. He is the Carl Feinstein Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University. He is also the Director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Dr. Hardan is a Board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist as well as a general psychiatrist with more than 20 years experience assessing and treating children and adults with developmental disorders including autism. Over the years, he has won several teaching awards including the John Romano Award at the University of Rochester and the “Outstanding Teacher” at Stanford University.
Dr. Hardan research expertise is in the neurobiology of autism and in the development of innovative treatment for individuals with intellectual disabilities. He served as a principal investigator on numerous projects examining the neurobiology of autism and assessing the effectiveness of a wide range of interventions. He is the recipient of several grants examining the efficacy of Pivotal Response Treatment in autism and the role of vasopressin in the social deficits of autism. He has completed several investigations that aim at increasing our understanding of the pathophysiology of individuals with developmental disorders while applying multimodal imaging techniques. He also has led several clinical trials examining the effectiveness of novel interventions such as N-Acetylcysteine and pivotal response group training in children with autism. Finally, Dr. Hardan has published more than 100 journal articles and has co-authored several book chapters in the field of developmental disorders and autism.