Daniel B. Kessler, MD, FAAP


Credentials: Medical Director, Children’s Developmental Center Easter Seals Southwest Human Development, Daniel B. Kessler and Associates Phoenix, Arizona

Daniel B. Kessler, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician with over 30 years of experience, serves as medical director of Southwest Human Development's Children's Development Center where he works with a transdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive, integrated care for young children with developmental and behavioral problems and their families. Dr. Kessler served as the director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Children's Health Center of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center for over 21 years. At the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he has an appointment as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics.

In 2013, Dr. Kessler received the Phoenix Business Journal's Health Care Heroes Award in the Physician category and has also been recognized as a "Top Doc" by Phoenix Magazine and nationally in the Best Doctors in America list on multiple occasions.

He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Pediatrics and Fellowship training in Child Development and Family Violence/Child Abuse at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center in New York and the Children's Hospital in Boston where he trained with noted "Baby Doctor" T. Berry Brazelton.

In addition to his abiding interest in babies and the earliest relationships, Dr. Kessler has expertise in autistic spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and related co-morbidities, problems of learning and emotional adjustment, feeding and self-regulation.

Dr. Kessler’s private practice, Daniel B. Kessler, M.D. and Associates, where he provides evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents, is located at Southwest Human Development. Dr. Kessler is assisted in his practice by long-term colleague Lynn Aiken, RN, MS, PNP.