Today we give you our second pediatric clinical case with Dr. Sakina Butt (see first episode here). This time she talks about hypoxic-ischemic injury and low Apgar scores in infants and young children, or “littles” as she endearingly refers to them.
I am board certified in clinical neuropsychology, with sub-specialty designation in pediatric neuropsychology. I completed my doctoral degree at Florida School of Professional Psychology in 2008. I completed an APA accredited doctoral psychology internship and postdoctoral psychology fellowship at The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2011. Following fellowship, I obtained medical staff appointment at Tampa General Hospital where I completed neuropsychological evaluations for a diverse pediatric population within the outpatient and inpatient settings. I transitioned to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2019 as a pediatric neuropsychologist with clinical focus being the assessment of neurodevelopment for patients 5 years of age and younger and research focus being the feasibility of longitudinal monitoring and outcomes for this population. Due to my interest in training, I was named the Neuropsychology Fellowship Training Director within one year of joining JHACH. I support JHACH efforts towards diversity and inclusion by serving on the DEI committee. As for professional service, I am a general member of the APPCN Board of Directors and ABCN Board of Directors. I serve as a practice sample reviewer for the pediatric subspecialty examination. I had the privilege of being on the planning commission and later selected as a delegate for the Minnesota Update Training Conference. I was co-chair of the 51st annual meeting of INS in February 2023 and am a member of the INS special interest group focused on neuropsychological assessment of babies, infants, and toddlers (BITSY SIG). I was also recently elected as Executive Secretary of the Society for Black Neuropsychology. I am also a member of the oral examiner cadre for the parent board examination. In addition to the service for neuropsychology, I serve as an APA Commission of Accreditation member and co-chair for the postdoctoral fellow policy group.