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Ellen C. Perrin, MD accepting new patients


Programs + Specialties
Training + Education Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia; Strong Memorial Hospital
Board Certifications Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatrics
NPI # 1215010350
Gender Female
Language(s) French, German

Locations + Directions

Floating Hospital for Children
4th Floor
75 Kneeland St.
Box 334
Boston, MA 02111
Fax #: 617-636-5621
Phone #: 617-636-8100

Publications + National Presentations

1. Curtin C, Humphrey K, Vronsky K, Mattern K, Nicastro S, and Perrin EC. Expanding Horizons: A Pilot Mentoring Program Linking College Students and Teens with ASD. Clinical Pediatrics, 55(2), 2016. 150-156.

2. Perrin, E.C., Sheldrick, R.C., McMenamy, J.M., Henson, B.S., Carter, A.S. (2014). Improving parenting skills for families of young children in pediatric settings: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics, 168(1), 16-24. DOI:10.1001/ jamapediatrics.2013.2919. PMID: 24190691.

3. Smith, N., Sheldrick, R.C. & Perrin, E.C. (2012). An abbreviated screening instrument for autism spectrum disorders. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34, 149-155. DOI: 10.1002/imhj.21356.

4. Perrin, E.C., Sheldrick, R.C. (2012). The challenge of mental health care in pediatrics. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 166, 287-288. DOI:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.202; PMID 22064872.

5. Shipman, D., Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C. (2011). Quality of life in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Reliability and validity of self-report. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 32, 85-89. DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e318203e558; PMID 21187785.

1. Marakovitz, S.M., Sheldrick, R.C., Ramirez, L.I., Garfinkel, D.W., Perrin, E.C. Detecting Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children: Effectiveness of Developmental and Autism-Specific Screening Questionnaires. (2015, May). Platform presentation delivered at the Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, San Diego, CA.

2. Perrin, E.C. & Sheldrick, R.C. (2015, October). The Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children and Its Use in Clinical Care, Grand rounds at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA.

3. Salisbury, L, Hannum C, Nyce J, Sheldrick RC, Perrin EC. (2016, May). Screening for Autism among children 31 to 48 months. Platform presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies conference, Baltimore, MD.

4. Rojas B, Garfinkel D, Restrepo B, Sheldrick RC, Perrin EC, and Marakowitz S. (2016, May). Screening Implications of the Broader Autism Phenotype in young children. Platform Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies conference, Baltimore, MD.


Ellen C. Perrin, MD is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is board certified in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. She has been on the academic faculties of the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University Medical School, and the University of Rochester School of Medicine before coming to the Floating Hospital in 2000. She has been actively involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Board of Pediatrics, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, and the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Her clinical and research interests include children’s understanding of illness concepts, the management of developmental and behavioral issues and chronic health problems in primary care, and children in nontraditional families. She and Dr. Chris Sheldrick developed the Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children (SWYC) in response to the growing interest in comprehensive monitoring of children’s development in primary care and other settings.

Professional Memberships

Ambulatory Pediatric Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics
Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics