Kyle J. Steinman, MD, MAS

Kyle J. Steinman, MD, MAS

Autism Center, Neurology

On staff since January 2011

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research

Dr. Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS, is a pediatric neurologist, specializing in cognitive/behavioral neurology, with a particular emphasis on autism and other disorders involving abnormal language development. In addition to children with language and cognitive challenges, he cares for children with general pediatric neurological disorders. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Washington and the Medical Director of the UW Autism Center.

Dr. Steinman earned his BA in Psychology, with Departmental Honors and with Distinction, from Stanford University. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, for medical school, before returning to the San Francisco Bay Area for his Pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland, followed by residency training in Child Neurology and clinical fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Steinman also earned a Masters of Advanced Studies degree in Clinical Research at UC San Francisco. Dr. Steinman was a faculty member at UC San Francisco prior to his recruitment to Seattle Children’s and UW in 2011. Dr. Steinman provides care to patients in the general neurology clinic, the Seattle Children’s Autism Center, the UW Autism Center, and in outreach clinics in Yakima, WA. Dr. Steinman’s research focuses on understanding brain differences that underlie language and cognitive functioning in individuals with autism.


Board Certification(s)

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neu
Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry

Medical/Professional School

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles
University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland
Neurology, University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco


Behavioral Neurology, University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco

Clinical Interests

Developmental speech and language disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disorders in neurologic disease, other neurologic conditions with associated cognitive and behavioral dysfunction.

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society UCLA School of Medicine 2000
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Stanford University 1995
Psi Chi Honor Society Stanford University 1994


  • Zufferey F, Sherr EH, Beckmann ND, Hanson E, Maillard AM, Hippolyte L, Macé A, Ferrari C, Kutalik Z, Andrieux J, Aylward E, Barker M, Bernier R, Bouquillon S, Conus P, Delobel B, Faucett WA, Goin-Kochel RP, Grant E, Harewood L, Hunter JV, Lebon S, Ledbetter DH, Martin CL, Männik K, Martinet D, Mukherjee P, Ramocki MB, Spence SJ, Steinman KJ, Tjernagel J, Spiro JE, Reymond A, Beckmann JS, Chung WK, Jacquemont S, Simons VIP Consortium, 16p11.2 European Consortium
    A 600 kb deletion syndrome at 16p11.2 leads to energy imbalance and neuropsychiatric disorders.
    Journal of medical genetics , 2012 Oct. : 49(10)660-8
  • Simons Vip Consortium
    Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP): a genetics-first approach to studying autism spectrum and related neurodevelopmental disorders.
    Neuron , 2012 Mar. 22 : 73(6)1063-7
  • Steinman KJ, Mostofsky SH, Denckla MB
    Toward a narrower, more pragmatic view of developmental dyspraxia.
    Journal of child neurology , 2010 Jan. : 71-81
  • Steinman KJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Glidden DV, Kramer JH, Miller SP, Barkovich AJ, Ferriero DM
    Neonatal watershed brain injury on magnetic resonance imaging correlates with verbal IQ at 4 years.
    Pediatrics , 2009 Mar. : 1025-30
  • Steinman K, Ross J, Lai S, Reiss A, Hoeft F
    Structural and functional neuroimaging in Klinefelter (47,XXY) syndrome: a review of the literature and preliminary results from a functional magnetic resonance imaging study of language.
    Developmental disabilities research reviews , 2009 : 295-308

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Simons Variation in Individuals Project Simons Foundation
Verbal and Non-Verbal Semantic Knowledge in Autism Academic Enrichment Fund, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Seattle Childrens Research Institute
Verbal and Non-Verbal Semantic Knowledge in Autism and their Neuroanatomic Correlates Clinical Research Scholars Program, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Seattle Childrens Research Institute