Scott Faber, MD

Scott Faber, MD

Director of Developmental Pediatrics

Developmental Pediatrics
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Biographical Summary:
Scott Faber, MD, is a developmental pediatrician at The Children’s Institute, working with children with severe developmental and behavioral disorders, including autism. Dr. Faber previously served for six years as director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his internship in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and his residency at Boston Floating Hospital/New England Medical Center/North Shore Children’s Hospital in Boston. He practiced as a general pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center prior to completing a fellowship in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.

Dr. Faber has spoken at conferences sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Academic Societies, and the Autism Research Institute. He has published on biomarkers present in children with autism, the effects of deprivation prior to international adoption, and other topics.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Boston Floating Hospital of New England Medical Center and North Shore Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital of University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
General Pediatrics


American Academy of Pediatrics

Research and Publications

Faber S, Zinn G, Bogges A, Fahrenholz T, Kern J, Kingston HM. A cleanroom sleeping environment’s impact on markers of oxidative stress, immune dysregulation, and behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015, 15:71, doi:10.1186/s12906-015-0564-0 The electronic version of this article can be found online at:

Zinn GM, Rahman GM, Faber S, Wolle MM, Pamuku M, Kingston HM. Evaluation of Dietary Supplement Contamination by Xenobiotic and Essential Elements Using Microwave-Enhanced Sample Digestion and Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry. J Diet Suppl. 2015 Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25730528

Fahrenholz T, Wolle MM, Kingston HM, Faber S, Kern JC 2nd, Pamuku M, Miller L, Chatragadda H, Kogelnik A. Molecular speciated isotope dilution mass spectrometric methods for accurate, reproducible and direct quantification of reduced, oxidized and total glutathione in biological samples. Anal Chem. 2015 Jan 20;87(2):1232-40. doi: 10.1021/ac503933t. Epub 2015 Jan 8. PMID: 25519489

Boggess AJ, Rahman GM, Pamukcu M, Faber S, Kingston HM. An accurate and transferable protocol for reproducible quantification of organic pollutants in human serum using direct isotope dilution mass spectrometry. Analyst. 2014 Dec 7;139(23):6223-31. doi: 10.1039/c4an00851k. PMID: 25302342

Faber S, Zinn GM, Kern JC 2nd, Kingston HM. The plasma zinc/serum copper ratio as a biomarker in children with autism spectrum disorders. Biomarkers. 2009 May;14(3):171-80. doi: 10.1080/13547500902783747

Stein M, Faber S., et al. International Adoption : A 4 year old child with unusual behavior adopted at six months of age. Journal of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. 2003 Feb; 24 (1):63-69.

Faber S. Behavioral sequelae of orphanage life. Pediatric Annals 2000, April; 29(4):242-248.

Coury DL, Berger SP, Stancin T, Tanner JL; Editors. Faber S; Contributor. Curricular guidelines for residency training in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. J Dev Behav Pediatr 1999, Apr:20(2Supp): S1-38

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