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Dr. Nevada Reed

MD, Executive Director

Nevada Reed, M.D., is an ABPN board certified pediatric neurologist. She completed medical school at Washington University School of Medicine. She finished her Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Reed has over 25 years of expertise in treating children and young adults with a variety of neurological diagnoses. She is an advocate for children with autism spectrum disorders on the state and local level. She has additional expertise in the areas of movement disorders, language regression, and ADD/ADHD. She also treats many children with seizures, headaches, anxiety, and OCD.

Dr. Reed came to Akron Children’s Hospital in 2003 as a staff child neurologist and was named medical director of the Autism Program. During her years at Akron Children’s, she developed an inter-disciplinary autism assessment team and was active in creating several programs for family support and education. For the past 15 years, Dr. Reed has grown the medical team at KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center. She now treats children at the KidsLink practice in Montana, as well as in Ohio. Dr. Reed also directs the KidsLink Connect program and KidsLink Global charity.

Dr. Reed has served on the Ohio Autism Taskforce (appointed by Governor Taft) and on the Advisory Board for the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence disabilities (OCALI). She has been the primary investigator for several autism research projects. She is active in the American Academy of Neurology and has completed the Practice Leadership Program. She participated in AAN’s Neurology on the Hill to consult with House members and Senators about the unique needs of children with developmental disabilities. She has served on a AAN Mentorship Committee to develop mentorship opportunities in neurology for students of all ages.

Dr. Reed enjoys treating children with a variety of neurologic needs and believes that family involvement is essential for the best medical care. She is married and has four children.

Services provided by Dr. Reed include:

  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Medical testing
  • Treatment planning
  • Second opinions
  • Medication treatment and clinical monitoring
  • Family education

Dr. Reed values the ability to spend time with her patients during their initial assessment, as well as in follow-up. New diagnostic assessments last for approximately 2 hours. New visits for treatment planning or medication intervention are scheduled for 1-1/2 hours, and follow-up appointments are 45 minutes.