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Jennifer Accardo, MD, MSCE

Jennifer Accardo, MD, MSCE

Assistant professor

Developmental Pediatrics
Sleep Medicine

3600 Centre
Center for Sleep Medicine

Appointments: (804) 828-CHOR (2467)

Board Certifications

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology
Sleep Medicine

Medical School

St. Louis University School of Medicine


Cook County Children's Hospital


Kennedy Krieger Institute
University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Interest

Neurodevelopmental disabilities
Sleep problems in children with disabilities

Research Interests

Sleep problems in children with disabilities

Recent Publications

Accardo JA. 50 years ago in The Journal of Pediatrics: Dysmorphology (teratology). J Pediatr. 2016 Dec; 179: 67. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.06.042.

Hall Brown T, Belcher HME, Accardo J, Minhas R, Briggs EC. Trauma exposure and sleep disturbance in a sample of youth from the National Child Traumatic Stress Core Data Set. Sleep Health 2016; 2 (2): 123-128.

Paasch V, Leibowitz L, Accardo J, Slifer K. Preparing children with autism spectrum disorders for overnight sleep studies: A case series. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, May 12 , 2016,

Accardo JA. 50 years ago in The Journal of Pediatrics: The well-baby care of 530 infants. J Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 171: 37. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.

Accardo JA, Malow BA. Sleep, epilepsy and autism. Epilepsy & Behavior. 2014; Dec 9. pii: S1525-5050(14)00533-2. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.09.081.

Accardo J, Reesman J. Can you hear me snore? (Sleep Medicine Pearls). J Clin Sleep Med. 2013;9(11):1221-1223.

Paasch V, Hoosier TM, Accardo J, Ewen JB, Slifer KJ. Technical tips: performing EEGs and polysomnograms on children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Neurodiagn J. 2012; 52: 333-348.

Accardo JA, Marcus CL, Shults J, Meltzer LJ, Leonard MB, Elia J. The association between psychiatric comorbidities and sleep disturbances in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Dev Behav Peds. 2012; 33 (2) 97-105.

Accardo JA, Shults J, Leonard MB, Traylor J, Marcus CL. Differences in overnight polysomnography scores using the adult and pediatric criteria for respiratory events in adolescents. Sleep. 2010; 33 (10): 1333-1339.

Elia J, Takeda T, Deberardinis R, Burke J, Accardo J , Ambrosini PJ, Blum NJ, Brown LW, Lantieri F, Berrettini W, Devoto M, Hakonarson H.. Nocturnal enuresis: a suggestive endophenotype marker for a subgroup of inattentive attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Peds. 2009; 155 (2): 239-244.e5.


Dr. Jennifer Accardo joined the VCU faculty in 2017. She is on the editorial board of The Journal of Pediatrics and treasurer of Kennedy Fellows Association. Accardo is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Research Society, Child Neurology Society, Kennedy Fellows Association and Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine.

In 2015 Accardo was named a Top Doc for pediatric sleep medicine by Baltimore magazine. She is also the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from Kennedy Krieger Institute, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training Program.

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