About Navreet (Reet) Sidhu, MD
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatric Neurologist
Dr. Sidhu is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in developmental and behavioral neurology. She was born and raised in Chicago and attended Northwestern University where she received high honors in Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. She also attended graduate school in speech-language pathology before earning her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. She completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital. She left the Midwest to complete training in Pediatric Neurology at Harvard University, Boston Children's Hospital, where she also served as Chief Resident. She also completed an additional fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital.
After completing her medical training, Dr. Sidhu was a faculty member of Columbia University in the Department of Neurology for nearly a decade. During her time there, she was the Co-Director of the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program for Autism and Related Disorders where she led a multidisciplinary team of physicians and psychologists specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. She left New York City and moved to Atlanta where she was on the faculty in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Emory University for the past 5 years. During her time there, she was the Medical Director for the Marcus Autism Center and also created the Developmental Neurology Program (DNP) for Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where she served as the Medical Director. Here she led interdisciplinary teams of clinicians in the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics, child psychiatry, psychology, genetics, nursing and care coordination.
Her research interests focus on autism spectrum disorder. She was the Principal Investigator for the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) of Columbia University and served as Co-chair of the Neurology Committee of the ATN. She has been an invited speaker to national conferences along with presentations at national society meetings on the topic of autism. She has written book chapters in prominent neurology textbooks such as Merritt’s Neurology and Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice in addition to the Yale Encyclopedia for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Sidhu has dedicated her career toward caring for children and young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Sidhu's personal commitment to developmentally disabled individuals stems from her younger brother who has autism and a history of epilepsy. This has been a strong driving force in her life and the reason she became a pediatric neurologist. She is truly dedicated to helping children and their families cope with the many challenges they face throughout their lifetime. She knows how important it is to find a physician you can trust and the impact this makes on everyone’s lives, which is why she considers it a privilege to care for your child. Her unique perspective, both personally and professionally, led her to create Inspire Pediatric Neurology so she can continue her passion of helping children and their families live their best life. Let us all live, grow and INSPIRE!