Karen Ratliff-Schaub, M.D.

Director of Clinical Services Co-Director, LEND Program

Developmental Clinics, LEND






Karen Ratliff-Schaub, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her primary clinical, research and educational activities include: autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and developmental disabilities. Dr. Ratliff-Schaub received her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio, and completed the pediatric residency program at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, followed by a fellowship in behavioral and developmental pediatrics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.


  • autism spectrum disorder
  • spina Bifida
  • implementation of best practices
  • education of medical student about disabilities , medication, behavioral intervention


Dr. Ratliff-Schuab has conducted many presentations including:

  • Autism Interventions.  Presentation for Therapists at Children’s Hospital Autism Center, Columbus, OH, February 22, 2007.
  • Helping Students Cope:  Medical Intervention and Mental Health Strategies.  Presentation at the 2006 Columbus Children’s Autism Conference, Columbus, OH, October 26, 2006.
  • Helping Students Cope: Medical Intervention and Mental Health Strategies, 2006
  • Nationwide Children’s Autism Conference, Understanding & Educating Children with Asperger Syndrome, Columbus, Ohio, October 26, 2006

Autism in Early Childhood and School-Aged Children.  Presentation at the 3rd Autism Summit of NW Ohio, Bowling Green, OH, June 2004.