Cheryl D. Tierney, MD

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Cheryl D. Tierney, MD
Behavior and Developmental Pediatrics

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Professor of Pediatrics, Developmental Pediatrician

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About Me

Cheryl Tierney-Aves, MD, MPH, is a board-certified behavior and developmental pediatrician who received her medical degree from Tufts University in Medford, Mass., and served her internship and pediatric residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Tierney completed fellowships in health services research, as well as developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, earning a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. She is an active member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and sits on the Advocacy Committee. Dr. Tierney-Aves has a passion for disability advocacy and promotes evidence-based interventions for developmental and behavioral disorders.

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Professional Education

Education

Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine (Massachusetts) - 1996

Fellowship

Fellowship, Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Boston Childrens Hospital (Massachusetts) - 2002

Residency

Residency, Pediatrics Carolinas Medical Center (North Carolina) - 1999

Internship

Internship, Pediatrics Carolinas Medical Center (North Carolina) - 1997

Research Interests

  • Autism
  • Childhood apraxia of speech
  • Pediatric behavior sleep disorder

Academic Interests

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Sleep disorders

Awards

  • Central Penn Parent, Healthcare Heroes Award: Advocacy finalist, 2017
  • Dauphin County Administrator Award, 2012
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013