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Daniel Coury, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Department of Pediatrics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
Dr. Daniel Coury received his MD fro the University of Tennessee in 1978. Following his pediatric residency at University of Tennessee, Memphis, Dr. Coury pursued Fellowship training in ambulatory pediatrics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. His focus on behavior and learning problems, child abuse, and psychosocial aspects of primary care lead him to a position as director of Continuity Clinics at Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and The Ohio State University. In 1984 he co-founded the Teen Tot Clinic at Children's Hospital, serving as the program's physician for its first 3 years. In 1984, he also co-founded the Fellowship Training Program in Behavioral-Developmental Pediatrics at Children's Hospital. This training program was the recipient of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association Teaching Award in 1988.

In 1985, he established the Behavior Problems Clinic, which later became the Behavior and Learning Disabilities Clinic at Children's Hospital. He continues to serve as the director of the clinic, and this is his major clinical activity. After 9 years as director of the Resident Continuity Clinic Program, he stepped down from these duties in order to focus more time on developmental and behavioral pediatrics. He continues to see patients both at the hospital and in a community primary care setting.

In 1990, Dr. Coury established the Section of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics at Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University. He continues to serve as chief of the section, in addition to other hospital administrative roles. He is a professor of clinical pediatrics in the College of Medicine and Public Health at The Ohio State University.

Additional activities over the past 15 years include federal funded projects in the areas of drug exposed infants, training in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, pediatric residency curriculum guidelines, pediatry psychopharmacology, training professions in dual diagnosis, and establishment of a Web site for developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

He is also active in conducting pediatric psychopharmacology clinical trials. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and regularly reviews for several journals.

He is active in several national organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA) and the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. He will serve as president-elect of the APA from May 2003 until April 2004, and then as APA president until April 2005. Dr. Coury is currently president-elect of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and serves on the Bright Futures Education Center advisory committee.