Sheppard Pratt has a multidisciplinary team of providers dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate autism spectrum disorder services. We involve a wide variety of clinicians to ensure that your child or loved one has all of the support they need to thrive. Different types of disciplines bring needed expertise to the table – meaning that every aspect of care is thoughtfully planned out.

Our team includes child and adult psychiatrists, behavioral specialists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, and special educators. 

Meet Our Team

  • Robert Wisner-Carlson, MD

    Chief, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Outpatient Program; Senior Psychiatrist and Service Chief, Adult Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Unit; Clinician Investigator, Sheppard Pratt Autism Registry; Chair, Ethics Committee
    Specialties:
    Adult Psychiatry, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Neuropsychiatry
  • Susannah Dowling, MSN, MACP, RN, PMHNP-BC

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    Specialties:
    Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Jason Emejuru, MD

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Center for Autism
    Specialties:
    Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatrics
  • Tom Flis, MS, BCBA, LBA, LCPC

    Clinical Director, The Center for Autism; Behavioral Services Manager
    Specialties:
    Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Psychotherapy
  • Kathy Flannery, MEd

    Regional Director, Sheppard Pratt Schools
    Specialties:
    Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School Mental Health Services, Special Education
  • Vaune Kopeck, OTR/L

    Occupational Therapist
    Specialties:
    Occupational Therapy
  • Bimla Rai, MD

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Sheppard Pratt Outpatient Clinics + Schools
    Specialties:
    Anxiety Disorders, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Robert J. Schloesser, MD

    Associate Chief Medical Information Officer; Director, Point-of-Care Research & Innovation
    Specialties:
    Adult Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry
  • Sara Uram, LCSW-C

    Social Worker
    Specialties:
    Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurodevelopmental Disorders