Ron is a pediatric neurologist who has practiced in Richmond, Virginia since 1970. He is an honors graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed his fellowship in pediatrics and neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Neurology (with special competence in Child Neurology). Dr. David’s interests relate to the study and broad practice of child neurology but also focus on the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience, now principally Autism Spectrum Disorders. He has a keen interest in classification issues and holds two U.S. patents (7,433520B1 and 7,7613343) in this area. His interest in developmental cognitive neuroscience and classification became intertwined in 1985 when he initiated and became principal investigator for a multi-center National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke Program Project, Nosology: Higher Cerebral Function Disorders in Children. (1 PO1 NS20489-01A1). Dr. David also developed a child neurology textbook that had a unique format and incorporated classification skills developed in association with the many colleagues with whom he worked during the period of the National Institutes of Health grant.
Dr. David is a Fellow of the American Academies of Pediatrics and Neurology as well as an elected Senior Fellow of the American Neurological Association. He is the series Editor of the Blackwell Neurology/Psychiatry Access Series (Second Edition) and Editor of Child and Adolescent Neurology, Clinical Pediatric Neurology, and Clinical Adult Neurology in that series. He is the editor of Demos Medical’s Clinical Pediatric Neurology and an associate editor of Demos Medical’s Clinical Adult Neurology (Third edition). He is a Richmond native, an avid sailor and adventurer. With his wife Susan and many others, he is helping to create a sustainable medical health delivery system in the south of Honduras, KHISH Proyecto Visión ONGD. He enjoys sailing and boasting about his seven children and fifteen grandchildren.