Robin K Blitz, MD, is a board-certified developmental-behavioral pediatrician, the Senior Medical Director for the Special Needs Initiative at UnitedHealthcare, and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix. She earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, followed by a fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Maryland.
Robin Blitz has more than 26 years of experience in providing care for children with special needs, educating healthcare providers, residents, medical students, educators, and families, as well as creating and directing different patient-centered programs to serve children with ASD, ADHD, Down syndrome, Fragile X, and in foster/adopted homes.
She also directed the Early Access to Care-Az, a learning collaborative focused on early diagnosis and medical home care to children with Autism.
She is a fellow of the AAP and SDBP. She was chosen as a Fellow of Zero-To-Three (1989) and an Arizona trainer on Early Brain and Child Development. She has served on many local and state committees, including the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Autism, the Children’s Health Committee of First Things First, and the Arizona Telemedicine Council. She participated on committees with the AzAAP, the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group and the Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium.
She has received multiple awards including the Betty Kerr Volunteer of the year, YWCA Woman of the year in Science and Research, Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award, Mercy Maricopa RISE Award in Health and Innovation, and many local, state and national “Top Doctors” awards.
Robin Blitz’s clinical interests include the special needs of foster and adopted children, prenatal alcohol and drug exposure, Down syndrome, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), ASD, Fragile X Syndrome, ADHD, learning disabilities, the care of premature infants, and children with multiple developmental disabilities.