Dr. David Coulter, MD

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Dr. David Coulter, MD
Dr. David Coulter became interested in neurology when he was in high school and wanted to learn how the brain works. He entered medicine in order to take care of patients with brain problems, choosing neurology over psychiatry because it seemed like a better fit for him. Dr. Coulter's professional and academic activities are concentrated on the issues related to neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD), particularly epilepsy, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability (what used to be called mental retardation) and autism. In June 2004 he became the President of the American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR). As president, Dr. Coulter began the process that led to changing the name of the organization to the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) in 2008. He was also a co-author on the official document that changed the name from mental retardation to intellectual disability. Dr. Coulter has had a long-standing interest in ethics and spirituality related to neurodevelopmental disabilities. He has written many articles on the treatment of epilepsy in children with other neurodevelopmental disabilities, and this continues to be a large part of his clinical practice. He has been the neurologist at a school for autism for the past 12 years, where he also treats many children who had seizures. At BCH Dr. Coulter is part of the team caring for children with cerebral palsy and continue to participate in continuing education activities on that topic.

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Dr. David Coulter became interested in neurology when he was in high school and wanted to learn how the brain works. He entered medicine in order to take care of patients with brain problems, choosing neurology over psychiatry because it seemed like a better fit for him.

Dr. Coulter's professional and academic activities are concentrated on the issues related to neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD), particularly epilepsy, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability (what used to be called mental retardation) and autism. In June 2004 he became the President of the American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR). As president, Dr. Coulter began the process that led to changing the name of the organization to the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) in 2008. He was also a co-author on the official document that changed the name from mental retardation to intellectual disability.

Dr. Coulter has had a long-standing interest in ethics and spirituality related to neurodevelopmental disabilities. He has written many articles on the treatment of epilepsy in children with other neurodevelopmental disabilities, and this continues to be a large part of his clinical practice. He has been the neurologist at a school for autism for the past 12 years, where he also treats many children who had seizures. At BCH Dr. Coulter is part of the team caring for children with cerebral palsy and continue to participate in continuing education activities on that topic.

Dr. Coulter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pediatrics
  •  Board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and Pediatrics
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neurological Injuries

Education

  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University

    Completed in 1974

    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 1978

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1999

    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Pediatric Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • Disability Evaluation
  • Learning Disabilities Testing
  • Medication Management for Learning and Behavioral Disabilities
  • Neurological Testing