Damon Korb, Guest Speaker

Damon Korb, Guest Speaker


Director, Center for Developing Minds
Author, Raising an Organized Child

Damon Korb, M.D., a board certified behavioral and developmental pediatrician, examines the neurodevelopmental brain functions that determine how a child learns, behaves, and socializes. With the opening of Center for Developing Minds in 2005, Dr. Korb has held pivotal roles in the establishment of three unique clinics in Santa Clara County that serve children with developmental variations.

From 2004 to 2005, Dr. Korb served as the pediatric consultant for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic at Kaiser Permanente. While at Kaiser, he assisted with the development of a prototype multidisciplinary clinic for children with autism and related disorders, which was replicated throughout the Kaiser system.

In 2000, Dr. Korb joined the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and created Center for Learning and Achievement (CLA). This program brought educational and developmental services to a previously underserved population in Santa Clara County. At CLA, he directed the educational rotation in behavior and development for the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital pediatric residents.

Dr. Korb is a frequent speaker, having lectured to parents and professionals on a wide range of neurodevelopmental topics. In 2014, he was elected to the board of directors and is currently the president of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Prior to specializing in child behavior and development, Dr. Korb worked as a primary care pediatrician in New York, California, and North Carolina and he is a father of five fabulous children.

Dr. Korb completed his behavioral and developmental fellowship training at Center for Development and Learning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He finished his pediatric internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and earned his medical degree in 1994 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. Dr. Korb received a B.S. in psychobiology from the University of Southern California in 1990.

Dr. Korb was a keynote speaker at our 13th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers’ Conference on June 27, 2020. He shared his deep insights on teaching executive function skills to early learners through young adults.

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