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 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 - three Fellow. Dr. Blitz has also worked in various teaching capacities throughout her career.
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), and volunteers monthly to provide free medical/nursing care to low income families in South Phoenix. Currently, she is also working with Dr. Blitz to develop multidisciplinary clinics for Fragile X disorder and Down Syndrome.
Jennifer Farabaugh, BS
Jennifer Farabaugh grew up in Tempe, Arizona and attended Arizona State University receiving her Bachelor Degree in in Family Studies, Child Development and Communication. Jennifer has worked with children and youth for the past 14 years in various modalities including interning with Arizona’s DCYF Family to Family program in 2007. She has worked in the healthcare field for the past 7 years and is currently the Administrative Assistant and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric rotation scheduler at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.