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    Dr. Beckwith is a graduate of the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatrics Residency and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, before her move to the East Coast. Dr. Beckwith joined the staff of Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) in 2011, providing clinical services as a Board-Certified Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician.

    Dr. Beckwith holds various leadership roles at CSH. She served as Medical Staff President 2020-2023, and is currently the AVP of Ambulatory Medical Practices and Section Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH). Dr. Beckwith is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and serves as Fellowship Program Director for the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Fellowship in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics.

    In her Section Chief role, Dr. Beckwith oversees the nation’s largest Section of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, which includes 18 physicians and 15 nurse practitioners. This role provides an opportunity to significantly impact the quality of care provided to children with special needs across the state through development of innovative care models and quality initiatives.

    A large portion of her clinical practice and special interest is work with children with autism and their families. Dr. Beckwith has published on nutritional concerns and obesity risk for children with autism spectrum disorder, in addition to the developmental outcomes of children with prenatal opiate exposure. She participated in the initial design for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Screening at CSH, and continues to be a champion for SDOH-informed care.

    Dr. Beckwith resides in Westfield, NJ with her husband, 2 daughters, and cockapoo.

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