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Jennifer Accardo, MD, MSCE

Assistant professor
33 Ratings
4 Comments
Specialties

Developmental pediatrics, Sleep medicine

Board Certifications

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology, Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine

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Locations

Center for Sleep Medicine
2529 Professional Road
Richmond, VA 23235
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3600 Centre
3600 W. Broad Street, Suite 115
Richmond, VA 23230
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Areas of interest

Autism
Neurodevelopmental disabilities
Sleep problems in children with disabilities

Bio

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.

Education

Medical School St. Louis University School of Medicine
Residency Cook County Children's Hospital
Fellowship Kennedy Krieger Institute University of Pennsylvania

Research interests

Sleep problems in children with disabilities

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cpp0000139

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.

Ratings & reviews

33 Ratings
4 Comments

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October 2019
Dr. Accardo was wonderful. [...]
October 2019
I trusted her as a doctor [...]
April 2019
Very caring, asked great questions.
February 2019
She is very professional and provides the care considering the patients situation and parents choices also. Explain all the possible outcomes.
  • Specialty: Pediatric Sleep Medicine Developmental Pediatric
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Clinical Interests

  • Autism
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Sleep problems in children with disabilities

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