About Dr. Udell

Brian D. Udell MD

Brian D. Udell, MD
Medical Director
The Child Development Center of America

I was the first pediatrician to publish medical research regarding the use of computers to calculate and document infant intravenous nutritional support. With my partners in Pediatrix Medical Group, we were able to expand treatment to infants throughout the United States, providing a new, improved level of in-hospital care for high risk newborns.

This newly emerging epidemic of Attention Deficit and Autism Spectrum disorders has inspired me to focus my training and practice on problems with childhood development. Because there has been such an explosion of families who are affected by these challenges, I am in a unique position to help evaluate all of the available research and treatments, and to provide a combination of all of the proposed therapies so that my patients have the best chance to achieve their highest potential.


Dr. Udell is a leader in the healthcare industry with forty years of experience. Presently, Dr. Udell is practicing behavioral pediatrics in Davie, FL where he has focused on children with developmental disabilities including ADHD and Autism.

Dr. Udell attended Temple University on a Guggenheim Scholarship and went to Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine for his MD degree. He then became a resident in Pediatrics and Chief Resident at The Wilmington Medical Center in Delaware and the Dupont Institute. He spent two years as a Fellow in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. His main focus throughout the earliest years of his training was on brain hemorrhage and subsequent neuro-development, plus the use of computers to assess newborn nutrition (including some of the earliest publications about that topic).

His first practice was in New Orleans, LA, and Dr. Udell moved from there to became a partner at the neonatal practice in Fort Lauderdale, FL, which eventually became Pediatrix Medical Group (now Mednax). Dr. Udell was the Medical Director of Broward General Medical Center’s newly built Newborn Intensive Care Unit, one of the largest and busiest of its kind in the US. He then became the Medical Director of Pediatrix Medical Group, supervising hundreds of physicians from all around the country.

From 2002 until 2008, he was a partner at Best Practices Medical Partners, LLC and principle in the medical malpractice insurance company Applied Medico-Legal Solutions RRG. There, Dr. Udell spearheaded the drive to help physicians get better medical malpractice coverage by evaluating and implementing best practices by using computer algorhythms to assess medical outcomes.

Since his days as a practicing newborn specialist, Dr. Udell has consistently demonstrated a commitment to improved medical care in America. Through community activism and congressional testimony, and by focusing on data collection and analysis to evaluate various health outcomes, Dr. Udell has helped shape various Florida and US healthcare policies.

Dr. Udell is involved in several professional healthcare and charitable organizations and has received numerous honors and awards. He holds a B. A. degree from Temple University, a Doctor of Medicine from Thomas Jefferson University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.

The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs has awarded Fellowship status after a perfect record of attending all of the scientific conferences.


  • Temple University BA
  • Thomas Jefferson University MD
  • Chief Resident in Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellowship Emory University
  • Fellow, Sub-Board Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • University of Miami MBA
  • Autism Research Institute/Defeat Autism Now! – Fulfill all Basic and Advanced Requirements
  • Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs Fellowship
  • International Society for Autism Research – Professional Member

Practice of Medicine

  • Director, NICU Broward General Medical Center
  • Chief Medical Officer Pediatrix Medical Group
  • President Obstetrix Medical Group
  • President Applied Medico-Legal Solutions, RRG
  • Follow-up Developmental Clinic
  • Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center
  • Medical Director, Child Development Center of America, PA

Board Member

  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies
  • Autism Society (of America) Broward County Chapter
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Brian D. Udell MD
6974 Griffin Road
FL 33314
Office phone – 954-873-8413
Fax – 954-792-2424

Email bdumd@childdev.org
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