Robyn A Filipink
  • Robyn A. Filipink

    Medical Director, Fragile X Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Director, Movement Disorders Clinic, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Robyn A. Filipink

Medical Director, Fragile X Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Director, Movement Disorders Clinic, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Research Interests

  • Fragile X
  • Tourette syndrome and Movement disorders
  • Specialty care for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders

Biography Summary

Dr. Robyn Filipink is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biological Sciences, she did her residency in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and started her faculty position at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Filipink's certifications are in Pediatrics, Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology and NeuroDevelopmental Disabilities. She was awarded the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Department of Pediatrics Junior Clinician Award during her first year on faculty.

Dr. Filipink is the Director of the Movement Disorders clinic and the Tourette syndrome clinic. She evaluates, educates and treats patients with a range of symptoms including tics, chorea, tremor, ataxia, dystonia, Parkinsonism and related genetic neurodegenerative disorders. Her expertise in NDD expands her care to patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, neurodegenerative disorders and genetic syndromes. Dr. Filipink is the Director of the Fragile X clinic. She provides initial evaluations, referrals and long term follow up to children, adults and their families who have Fragile X syndrome and Fragile X Associated syndromes. This clinic participates in the Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium.