Kyle J Steinman, MD, MAS

Kyle J Steinman, MD, MAS

Neurosciences Center, Neurology, Autism Center

On staff since January 2011

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research

Language (Other than English): Spanish

  • Biography

    Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS, is a pediatric neurologist, specializing in pediatric behavioral and cognitive 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 Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Washington.

    Dr. Steinman earned his BA in Psychology with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, for medical school. Dr. Steinman completed Pediatrics residency at Childrens Hospital Oakland, followed by residency in Neurology/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 Seattle Childrens interdisciplinary Brain & Language Clinic, general neurology clinic, and 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 and other neurologic disorders.

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Awards and Honors
    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society UCLA School of Medicine 2000
  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Steinman KJ, Spence SJ, Ramocki MB, Proud MB, Kessler SK, Marco EJ, Green Snyder L, D'Angelo D, Chen Q, Chung WK, Sherr EH, Simons VIP Consortium.
      16p11.2 deletion and duplication: Characterizing neurologic phenotypes in a large clinically ascertained cohort.
      27410714 American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 2016 Nov. : 170(11)2943-2955
    • Chi DL, Momany ET, Mancl LA, Lindgren SD, Zinner SH, Steinman KJ
      Dental Homes for Children With Autism: A Longitudinal Analysis of Iowa Medicaid's I-Smile Program.
      26514624 American journal of preventive medicine, 2016 May : 50(5)609-15 PMCID:PMC4838561
    • D'Angelo D, Lebon S, Chen Q, Martin-Brevet S, Snyder LG, Hippolyte L, Hanson E, Maillard AM, Faucett WA, Macé A, Pain A, Bernier R, Chawner SJ, David A, Andrieux J, Aylward E, Baujat G, Caldeira I, Conus P, Ferrari C, Forzano F, Gérard M, Goin-Kochel RP, Grant E, Hunter JV, Isidor B, Jacquette A, Jønch AE, Keren B, Lacombe D, Le Caignec C, Martin CL, Männik K, Metspalu A, Mignot C, Mukherjee P, Owen MJ, Passeggeri M, Rooryck-Thambo C, Rosenfeld JA, Spence SJ, Steinman KJ, Tjernagel J, Van Haelst M, Shen Y, Draganski B, Sherr EH, Ledbetter DH, van den Bree MB, Beckmann JS, Spiro JE, Reymond A, Jacquemont S, Chung WK, Cardiff University Experiences of Children With Copy Number Variants (ECHO) Study., 16p11.2 European Consortium., Simons Variation in Individuals Project (VIP) Consortium.
      Defining the Effect of the 16p11.2 Duplication on Cognition, Behavior, and Medical Comorbidities.
      26629640 JAMA psychiatry, 2016 Jan. : 73(1)20-30
    • Mann PC, Gospe SM, Steinman KJ, Wilfond BS
      Integrating neurocritical care approaches into neonatology: should all infants be treated equitably?
      26248128 Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association, 2015 Dec. : 35(12)977-81
    • 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 Jun 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 March : 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
    • Miller DT, Chung W, Nasir R, Shen Y, Steinman KJ, Wu BL, Hanson E, Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Wallace SE, Amemiya A, Bean LJH, Bird TD, Ledbetter N, Mefford HC, Smith RJH, Stephens K
      16p11.2 Recurrent Microdeletion
      20301775 GeneReviews, 1993


Board Certification(s)

Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry

Medical/Professional School

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


Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Clinical Interests

Language and cognitive disorders resulting from neurologic disease (e.g. stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain cancer); developmental speech and language disorders; autistic spectrum disorders; other neurologic conditions with associated cognitive and behavioral dysfunction.