Walt Karniski, M.D., is a developmental pediatrician, trained at Boston Children’s Hospital. He was director of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, for fifteen years. He then opened a private practice and for twenty years, evaluated and treated children with ADHD, autism, anxiety, learning disabilities, and other developmental difficulties. During that time, he developed and operated three private schools for children with ADHD, anxiety, and learning disabilities. Over the forty years he has been practicing, he has evaluated and treated close to ten thousand children, conducted numerous studies of brain activity in children, and has been director of a child abuse program and a program for enhancing development in children born prematurely. Dr. Karniski approaches each child as a unique individual with distinctive strengths and weaknesses, where the diagnosis does not matter as much as understanding the specific needs of that child. His book ADHD Medication: Does It Work and Is It Safe? (#CommissionsEarned) (Roman & Littlefield) is a comprehensive resource about ADHD medications. The information is presented with frequent stories from his practice to present the sometimes complex information in a clear and easy-to-understand way.
Walt Karniski, M.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.