Meet the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics team
PCH is proud to have developmental-behavioral pediatricians on board with a focus on: child development and behavior, learning to integrate other subspecialties, accessing community services, advocating for children, and evaluating the child as part of the whole family. By providing these professionals with training and access to crucial information and resources, the Developmental Pediatrics Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital is supporting optimal childhood development through the early identification of problems.
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics team at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Robin Blitz, MD, Director, Developmental Pediatrics
Robin K. Blitz, MD is fellowship trained and board certified in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) and in Pediatrics. She has many years experience in working with children and their families and in teaching residents. Along with being a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), she also is a member of Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, an organization that has provided leadership in residency education, and a Zero to Three Fellow. Dr. Blitz has also worked in various teaching capacities throughout her career.
Beth Trevino, MD is Board Certified in Pediatrics and fellowship trained in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. She had several years experience working with children with various developmental and behavioral issues and has a special interest in underserved populations. Dr. Trevino practiced as a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician in California for four and a half years before joining the Developmental Pediatrics team at Phoenix Children's Hospital in 2013. She is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Trevino is the Elective Director for medical students who rotate through the Developmental Pediatrics rotation at Phoenix Children's Hospital and assists in residents education and training as well.
Amber Wright, RN, MSN, CPNP
Amber Wright is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and graduated from Arizona State University with her Masters in Science in Nursing in 2009. Amber has worked with children with special needs for over 10 years and also has experience in respite and habilitation care, emergency medicine, and chronic orthopedic disorders. In addition to serving a leadership role for Arizona’s chapter of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), she is also a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP), National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), and the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG-US). She is currently pursuing a post-Master's certificate in Positive Behavior Support at Northern Arizona University, and she is working to expand developmental pediatric services to the communities of Northern Arizona (including an exciting partnership with Flagstaff Medical Center).
Jodi Meadows, RN, MSN, CPNP,
Jodi Meadows is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and graduated from Columbia University with her Masters in Science in Nursing in 2009 and is board certified as a pediatric mental health specialist. Jodi has worked in Developmental/Behavioral pediatrics for 5 years and has a special interest in working with children who have ADHD. She is a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP).