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Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Medical College of Virginia


UC San Diego


UC San Diego, University of Chicago School of Medicine

Board Certifications

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Neurology, Pediatrics




Dr. Doris Trauner is a pediatric neurologist and specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego as well as a distinguished professor of neurosciences and pediatrics at UC San Diego.

After earning her medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Trauner completed an internship and a residency at UC San Diego, followed by a fellowship at the University of Chicago. Widely recognized and respected for her academic leadership, Dr. Trauner has held a joint appointment in the UC San Diego Neurosciences and Pediatrics Departments since 1977 and served as the chief of pediatric neurology from 1981 to 2015. She has served on numerous national and local committees, including the UC San Diego Committee on Academic Personnel and the Rady Children's Medical Staff Executive Committee. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in addition to medical students and residents.

Dr. Trauner's research focuses on the cognitive consequences of conditions that alter brain development early in life, including both structural and metabolic disorders. She studies children with neurodevelopmental, genetic and metabolic disorders. She has over 190 publications including research articles and book chapters, as well as two books.

Dr. Trauner also maintains an active clinical practice in pediatric neurology, with clinical interests encompassing the entire spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, language impairment, developmental delay, neurobehavioral disorders and epileptic behavior syndromes, specializing in the latter two. She is board certified in pediatrics, child neurology and neurodevelopmental diseases.


A novel rapamycin cream formulation improves facial angiofibromas associated with tuberous sclerosis complex: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial.
Aitken P, Stanescu I, Boddington L, Mahon C, Fogarasi A, Liao YH, Ivars M, Moreno-Artero E, Trauner D, DeRoos ST, Jancic J, Nikolic M, Balážová P, Price HN, Hadzsiev K, Riney K, Stapleton S, Tollefson MM, Bauer D, Pinková B, Atkinson H

Spatial attention in children with perinatal stroke.
Adamos T, Chukoskie L, Townsend J, Trauner D

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic-Associated Social Changes on Boys with Moderate to Severe Autism.
Hannawi AP, Knight C, Grelotti DJ, Trauner DA

Longitudinal Stability of Spatial Inattention in Children With Perinatal Stroke.
Kriksciun J, Knight C, Trauner D

Visual and verbal learning and memory in cystinosis.
Frankel AM, Trauner DA

Editorial: Neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Trauner DA

Heterozygous Variants in KMT2E Cause a Spectrum of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Epilepsy.
O'Donnell-Luria AH, Pais LS, Faundes V, Wood JC, Sveden A, Luria V, Abou Jamra R, Accogli A, Amburgey K, Anderlid BM, Azzarello-Burri S, Basinger AA, Bianchini C, Bird LM, Buchert R, Carre W, Ceulemans S, Charles P, Cox H, Culliton L, Currò A, Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) Study, Demurger F, Dowling JJ, Duban-Bedu B, Dubourg C, Eiset SE, Escobar LF, Ferrarini A, Haack TB, Hashim M, Heide S, Helbig KL, Helbig I, Heredia R, Héron D, Isidor B, Jonasson AR, Joset P, Keren B, Kok F, Kroes HY, Lavillaureix A, Lu X, Maas SM, Maegawa GHB, Marcelis CLM, Mark PR, Masruha MR, McLaughlin HM, McWalter K, Melchinger EU, Mercimek-Andrews S, Nava C, Pendziwiat M, Person R, Ramelli GP, Ramos LLP, Rauch A, Reavey C, Renieri A, Rieß A, Sanchez-Valle A, Sattar S, Saunders C, Schwarz N, Smol T, Srour M, Steindl K, Syrbe S, Taylor JC, Telegrafi A, Thiffault I, Trauner DA, van der Linden H Jr, van Koningsbruggen S, Villard L, Vogel I, Vogt J, Weber YG, Wentzensen IM, Widjaja E, Zak J, Baxter S, Banka S, Rodan LH

Hierarchical processing of visual stimuli in nephropathic cystinosis.
Sathappan A, Trauner D

Auditory neglect in children following perinatal stroke.
Martin K, Trauner DA

Neuroanatomical correlates of emotion-processing in children with unilateral brain lesion: A preliminary study of limbic system organization.
Ng R, Lai P, Brown TT, Järvinen A, Halgren E, Bellugi U, Trauner D

Comparison of Spontaneously Elicited Language Patterns in Specific Language Impairment and High-Functioning Autism.
Craig M, Trauner D

Associations Between Social Functioning, ADHD Symptomatology, and Emotion Functioning in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Williams Syndrome.
Ng R, Bellugi U, Trauner D

Neurocognitive Complications of Cystinosis.
Trauner D

Social functioning and autonomic nervous system sensitivity across vocal and musical emotion in Williams syndrome and autism spectrum disorder.
Järvinen A, Ng R, Crivelli D, Neumann D, Arnold AJ, Woo-VonHoogenstyn N, Lai P, Trauner D, Bellugi U

Chiari I Malformation in Nephropathic Cystinosis.
Rao KI, Hesselink J, Trauner DA

Patterns of Sensitivity to Emotion in Children with Williams Syndrome and Autism: Relations Between Autonomic Nervous System Reactivity and Social Functioning.
Järvinen A, Ng R, Crivelli D, Neumann D, Grichanik M, Arnold AJ, Lai P, Trauner D, Bellugi U

Clock drawing in children with perinatal stroke.
Yousefian O, Ballantyne AO, Doo A, Trauner DA

Behavioral correlates of epileptiform abnormalities in autism.
Trauner DA

Nephropathic cystinosis: an international consensus document.
Emma F, Nesterova G, Langman C, Labbé A, Cherqui S, Goodyer P, Janssen MC, Greco M, Topaloglu R, Elenberg E, Dohil R, Trauner D, Antignac C, Cochat P, Kaskel F, Servais A, Wühl E, Niaudet P, Van't Hoff W, Gahl W, Levtchenko E

Face and location processing in children with early unilateral brain injury.
Paul B, Appelbaum M, Carapetian S, Hesselink J, Nass R, Trauner D, Stiles J

Big strokes for little folks.
Trauner DA, Lo W

Incidence and behavioral correlates of epileptiform abnormalities in autism spectrum disorders.
Mulligan CK, Trauner DA

Hippocampal volume and memory performance in children with perinatal stroke.
Gold JJ, Trauner DA

Early language development after peri-natal stroke.
Trauner DA, Eshagh K, Ballantyne AO, Bates E

Effect of age at treatment on cognitive performance in patients with cystinosis.
Viltz L, Trauner DA

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