Stephen Kanne, Ph.D.
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Stephen Kanne, Ph.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

I am a Board Certified (ABPP) licensed clinical pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in diagnostic assessments, especially if the individual is suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder. I am also the Director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, overseeing all aspects of the Center’s operations.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology


  • Autism
  • Developmental Problems
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Pediatric Autism
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorder


Stephen M. Kanne is the Director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain and an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry (interim) at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He received his bachelor’s degree and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Washington University. He completed a clinical internship at the University of California, San Diego, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Kanne’s current research interests focus on children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, targeting diagnostic tools, outcome measures, behavioral phenotyping, co-occurring symptoms, evidence-based therapies, and subthreshold symptoms. In addition to publishing in the areas of autism, Dr. Kanne has also published in the areas of cognitive neuropsychology, history of neuropsychology, and pediatric traumatic brain injury. Dr. Kanne is boardcertified in Clinical Neuropsychology.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

• Received the Superhero for Kids Award from the St. Louis ARC (2019)
• Received Recognition Award from ATN for chairing Behavioral Science Committee (2011)
• Received the Thompson Center 2007 Excellence Award (2007)
• Received the Educated Heart award from the Judevine Center for Autism (2004)
• National Research Service Award from National Institute of Aging
• Richard and Mildred Poletsky Education Fund Award (1996)


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Professional Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Psychologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Washington University, 1999
  • B.A., Washington University, 1985


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