J. Seth VanZant, MD, MPH

  • Resident, PGY-3

J. Seth VanZant, MD, MPH, is a fellow in the neurodevelopmental disabilities program at the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. VanZant received his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University, his Master in Public Health degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He completed pediatric residency and is continuing his neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities fellowship at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. VanZant's clinical and research interests deal with the provision of general pediatric, developmental, and neurologic care for children with neurodevelopmental disability and complex medical conditions. He also has interests in caring for children and young adults with Down syndrome, and transition care for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and complex healthcare needs.

Fellow Biographical Details


Jamestown, OH

College or Medical School

State University of New York Downstate


UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Research Project
  • Inclusive health for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities Healthcare transition for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities Social determinants of health Public health and epidemiology.
Career and Research Interests

To provide general pediatric, as well as neurologic and developmental care, to patients with developmental disabilities. I am particularly interested in working with kids with medical complexity, children with Down syndrome and neurofibromatosis.

Research Project Mentors

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Public Health Association, 2016-Present
    • Disability Section
    • Community Health Planning & Policy Section   
  •  American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, 2016-Present
    • Student/Resident Committee 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016-Present
    • Council on Children with Disabilities
    • Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics​
    • Section on Pediatric Trainees    

Education & Training

  • BS, Forensic Science, Eastern Kentucky University, 2012
  • MPH, Public Health, Healthcare Management and Policy, Wright State University, 2014
  • MD, University of South Florida, 2018
  • Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2018-2021

Selected Publications