Prof. Yael Leitner MD, is a General Pediatrician & a senior Pediatric Neurologist. She serves as the director of the Child Development Center, Marot Autism Clinic , and pediatric ADHD clinic, and the chief Neurologist of Marot Center for Autism, at the Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel- Aviv University.
She is a Clinical Professor in pediatrics, the organizer of the Continuous Medical Education course in Developmental Neurology and the secretary of the Israeli Child Development Society, and an elected member of the Israeli ADHD society council.
She has authored more than 60 publications and clinical research studies.
Her research work and interest centers around risk factors in Developmental Disabilities, prematurity, Intrauterine Growth Retardation, Autism and minor fetal MRI abnormalities & their impact on neurocognitive outcome.
She was the organizer of the continuous education course in Pediatric Neurology in the School of Occupational Therapy at the Tel-AVIV University,and is regularly involved in the teaching and supervision of several Community Child Development Units.