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Jennifer Accardo, MD, MSCE

Assistant professor
42 Ratings

Developmental pediatrics, Sleep medicine

Board Certifications

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


Brook Road Campus
2924 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23220
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3600 Centre
3600 W. Broad Street, Suite 115
Richmond, VA 23230
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Children's Pavilion
1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Areas of interest

Neurodevelopmental disabilities
Sleep problems in children with disabilities


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

Accardo has been named a Top Doc in Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics by Richmond Magazine from 2017-2020. 


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


Accardo JA, editor. Sleep in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Guide. Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2019.

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

42 Ratings

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March 2021
She listen and make recommendations.
February 2021
Staff and Doctor were polite and kind The call went well no phone issues and doctor did show concern and listened well.
January 2021
Dr. Accardo was wonderful. she listened and heard what I had to say and seemed to be very knowledgeable about my child's history. The Dr. did not rush our appointment.
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
physician practice phone number(804) 228-5818       

Board Certifications

Clinical Interests

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

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