Julia Frei
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Frei is a Developmental Pediatrician and Assistant Professor at McMaster University. Dr Frei provides clinical services at both McMaster Children's Hospital and Ron Joyce Children's Center. Dr. Frei's clinical work focuses on the assessment and management of children and youth with complex neurodevelopmental disorders including Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Dr. Frei is the clinical director of the McMaster Spina Bifida Clinic and also provides Developmental support for children with neuromuscular conditions such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Dr. Frei has a strong interest in assessing and supporting the developmental and emotional needs of children and youth who have experienced complex developmental trauma.

Dr. Frei has a strong interest in Medical Education. She is the Program Director for the Developmental Pediatrics Subspecialty Residency Training Program. Her focus is on evaluation and educational plan development for the struggling learner.

Dr Frei supports her exceptional clinical and educational work with her activities at MacART and her position as a Board Member with Autism Ontario.
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