Kyle J. Steinman, MD, MAS

Kyle J. Steinman, MD, MAS

Neurology, Autism Center

On staff since January 2011

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research

Language (Other than English): Spanish

  • Dr. Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS, is a pediatric neurologist, specializing in pediatric cognitive/behavioral neurology, with a particular emphasis on disorders of language and language development. In addition to children with neurologic disorders causing 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.

    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 Childrens 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 Childrens and UW in 2011. Dr. Steinman provides care to patients in the general neurology clinic, the Seattle Childrens Autism Center, and in outreach clinics in Yakima, WA. Dr. Steinmans research focuses on understanding brain differences that underlie language and cognitive functioning in individuals with autism.

    • Luis Monterey CA 01.10.17

      Dr steinman was my neurologist for a long time .i had my surgery after 1 year. Of seeing him at the university of San Francisco CA .ill always remain him with that smile. On him .wish u the best .hope u can still helping as much children as u can.god bless u for everything .hope u still remembering me too .thanks .sincerely :LUIS E DIAZ VASQUEZ

    • Bertha Denair California 04.21.16

      my daughter Emily was his patient for six years totally loved the way he attended my daughter.Always returned my calls. My husband and I felt comfortable trusted him with our daughter and were sadden when he told use he was moving to Seattle. He introduced us to a colleague that's still her Doctor till this day. I thank him for everything he did and wish him the best. He still holds a special place in our hearts thank you for all you done.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society UCLA School of Medicine 2000
    • Mann PC | Gospe SM | Steinman KJ | Wilfond BS
      Integrating neurocritical care approaches into neonatology: should all infants be treated equitably?
      Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association , 2015 Aug. 6
    • Bernier R | Steinman KJ | Reilly B | Wallace AS | Sherr EH | Pojman N | Mefford HC | Gerdts J | Earl R | Hanson E | Goin-Kochel RP | Berry L | Kanne S | Snyder LG | Spence S | Ramocki MB | Evans DW | Spiro JE | Martin CL | Ledbetter DH | Chung WK
      Clinical phenotype of the recurrent 1q21.1 copy-number variant.
      Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics , 2015 June 11
    • 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.
      23054248 Journal of medical genetics , 2012 Oct. : 49(10)660-8 PMCID: PMC3494011
    • Simons Vip Consortium
      Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP): a genetics-first approach to studying autism spectrum and related neurodevelopmental disorders.
      22445335 Neuron , 2012 Mar. 22 : 73(6)1063-7
    • Steinman KJ, Mostofsky SH, Denckla MB
      Toward a narrower, more pragmatic view of developmental dyspraxia.
      20032517 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.
      19255035 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.
      20014370 Developmental disabilities research reviews , 2009 : 295-308


Board Certification(s)

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
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.