Michael Regalado, MD

Michael is Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Regalado received his MD degree from the University of Colorado. He completed pediatric residency training at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, fellowship training in child development at UCLA, and is a graduate fellow of Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. He supervises the training of pediatric residents LAC+USC in the context of subspecialty clinics for the assessment of developmental disabilities and low birthweight preterm infants. He has developed an interdisciplinary training program in infant-toddler development and assessment for medical residents, social workers, child care providers, preschool teachers, and psychologists in collaboration with the Hope Street Family Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Regalado’s expertise is in early child development, particularly the development of children at risk for developmental disabilities, parenting, and the provision of developmental services in primary health care. He contributed to the development of the National Survey of Early Childhood Health providing a data source that has been used for policy change at the state level over the past decade. He has been a consultant to California Children’s Services, the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Developmental Services Project, and the Mental Health Task Force of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2014, Dr. Regalado was invited to join the board of directors for the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative.