The University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) announces that Patricia Aguayo, MD, PhD has been appointed as the new medical director of UNI’s Neurobehaivor HOME Program and the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic (ASDC).
The Neurobehavior HOME Program is a coordinated care program and center of excellence that provides both medical and mental health healthcare to people with developmental disabilities.The ASDC provides services for children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.
Aguayo’s responsibility will be to foster continued delivery of comprehensive, lifespan care to individuals with developmental disabilities and program development for treatment of individuals on the autism spectrum.
Along with her position as a medical director, Aguayo has a faculty appointment as an assistant professor in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry. She has been working in the HOME clinic since moving to Utah with her family and joining the Department of Psychiatry’s faculty in October 2017.
Dr. Aguayo trained for her medical degree in Mexico City and finished psychiatry residency at Westchester Medical Center in New York. Her child psychiatry training was completed at the Yale Child Study Center in Connecticut and she has additional LEND (Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) training completed as well as a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona.