Ami Bax, MD
OKLEND Co-Director, Chief - Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, OU Child Study Center
Dr. Ami Bax (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Section Chief at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). She received her undergraduate degree in Musical Arts from the University of Oklahoma, M.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa, and a Master’s in Clinical and Translational Science from OUHSC. She is an Oklahoma Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities graduate and now serves as Oklahoma LEND Program Co-Director. She is also the Vice Chair for the OK UCEDD-LEND Consumer Advisory Committee. Dr. Bax is the medical director for the OU Child Study Center and directs the Child Study Center’s JumpStart Preschool Autism and Developmental Delay Evaluation Clinic. She also enjoys providing diagnostic and treatment care for children with autism, ADHD, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and other behavioral health problems. She directs the OU Developmental & Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship program and has conducted interdisciplinary research related to pediatric residents’ parenting advice, preschool ADHD, neurobiologic differences in children with autism and ADHD, and developmental follow-up evaluation program for children post-single ventricle palliation. Through much of her research and LEND networking, Dr. Bax has mentored fellows, residents, and other trainees and expanded collaborations with faculty in DBP, General Pediatrics, Allied Health, Genetics, Pediatric Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Pediatric Critical Care. Dr. Bax is a member of the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network Steering Committee, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Research and Education Committees, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.