Howard William Needelman, MD

Howie NeedelmanHoward William Needelman, MD
Developmental Pediatrics
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985380 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5380

Phone: (402) 559-4985

Professional Summary:

Dr. Needelman is board certified in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine and Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and is Assistant Professor with Munroe-Meyer Institute and the Department of Pediatrics. He serves as Faculty Coordinator for Project DOCC and also is Resident Rotation Director of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics.


MD, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, 1976
BS, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1972


  • A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study with Three Fixed Doses of Aripiprazole in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Autistic Disorder (Clinical Protocol CN138179)
  • School Psychology Leadership Specialization in Family-Centered Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Project DOCC at MMI
  • Open Pilot Study of SSRIs Citalopram (Celexa) and Fluvoxamine (Luvox) for Stereotyped and Self-Injurious Behavior in Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • A Phase III Open-Label Safety and Efficacy Study of Tomoxetine Hydrochloride in Outpatients with ADHD ages 6 to 18 years (B4Z-MC-LYAB)
  • Health Care Training in Developmental Disabilities for Medical Providers

Publications: (within the last 5 years)

  • Needelman, H., Hoskappal, A., Roberts, H., Evans, M., & Bodensteiner, J.B. (2010). The effect of hydrocortisone on neurodevelopmental outcome in premature infants less than 29 weeks gestation. Journal of Neonatal Child Neurology,Vol. 25 (4), pp 448-452.
  • Vaughan, B., Roberts, H.J. & Needelman, H. (2009). Current medications for the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Psychology in the Schools, 46, 846-85.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society
  • Nebraska Medical Association
  • Society of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics


  • Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois
  • High distinction in Zoology
  • B.S. with high honors
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • James Scholar