Thursday, June 16, 2011

Autism Doctor Admits He Has Unconventional Therapy but Gets Results

Came across this on The Baltimore Sun's website by Dr. Mark Geier, who has a medical degree, a doctoral degree in genetics, is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics as a genetic counselor, is a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology. He is a former assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is licensed to practice medicine in 11 states and lives in Silver Spring. His email is

If there's a single statement that everyone who works in the field of autism can agree on, it's that there is so much that we still don't know.
Medical professionals can't even definitively say why more children are being diagnosed as having autism or similar developmental delays, much less agree on the best courses of treatment and therapy. Yet all of us who work with families of children with autism can't help but be affected by the emotions of desperate parents.
This month, I go before an administrative law judge to appeal a decision by the Maryland Board of Physicians to summarily suspend my medical license related to the treatment of children with autism. I wish that I was permitted to respond to the various allegations in detail, but the board's privacy restrictions make that impossible. (For the record, I have tried to waive my privacy rights and asked that my appeal be opened to the public, but have thus far been denied.)

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