Pediatric Psychiatry | More

Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience and Pediatrics Director, Neuropsychology; Coordinator, Child Psychology Training Program; Vice-Chair, Biological Sciences Division/University of Chicago Medical Center Institutional Review Board

773-702-2227 Request an Appointment Refer a Patient
Scott J. Hunter, PhD
Scott J. Hunter, PhD, specializes in pediatric neuropsychology and pediatric psychology. In the clinic and in his research, Dr. Hunter focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of learning, developmental, and neurobehavioral disorders, with particular interests in the neuropsychological complications of medical illness and its treatment in pediatric patients, executive function development, subcortically-based neurodevelopmental disorders, and the identification of neurological and behavioral risk factors that contribute to developmental disabilities.

Dr. Hunter is an expert in the neuropsychological and psychosocial aspects of many childhood-onset conditions, including learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), epilepsy, childhood cancers, hydrocephalus, neurofibromatosis and autism. He is also an expert on the impact environmental and socioeconomic factors have on neuropsychological development and disabilities. He has written articles and book chapters on his research and clinical interests, and has given presentations based on his research findings at conferences around the world.


Areas of Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Pediatric Movement Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Developmental Sequelae of Prenatal & Neonatal Brain Injuries
  • Brain & Nervous System Tumors
  • Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Infectious & Autoimmune Diseases
  • Learning Disabilities


University of Illinois at Chicago

Additional Education

  • Internship: Northwestern University Medical School, Stone Institute of Psychiatry
  • Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center, NY

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Sigma Xi
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

To Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

At a Glance

Practicing Since1997

Board Certifications

  • Psychology

Languages Spoken

  • English