Pamela High, MD

Fellowship Program Director, Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Pamela High, MS, MD, is the director of Lifespan developmental behavioral pediatrics (DBP) at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and a professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She also serves as director of both the Rhode Island Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (RI LEND) training program and the Brown University Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program.

In her clinical work, Dr. High co-attends in the Children’s Neurodevelopment Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk.

Dr. High received her medical degree from the University of Florida, completed her residency at Stanford University, and completed her DBP fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, where she was the first woman pediatric chief resident.

She has served as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care; president of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; and has represented DBP on the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties.

Dr. High’s clinical and research interests include early childhood behavioral issues such as colic, sleep, and feeding issues; developmental and behavioral screening; and addressing the interrelationship of medical and psychological issues in childhood. 

Her community-focused work includes providing mentorship for young families and child health professionals, promoting literacy in primary care, and serving on the Rhode Island Early Learning Council and the boards of Rhode Island Kids Count and Reach Out and Read Rhode Island. Dr. High was recognized at the AAP national conference in November 2018 with the Anderson Aldrich Career Achievement Award in Child Development for her contributions to the field.



Children's Neurodevelopment Center
335R Prairie Avenue, Suite 1A
Providence, RI 02905


  • Medical School:  University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Residency:  Stanford University Medical Center
  • Fellowship:  University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine