Kathleen M. Cardinale, MD

Specialty

Child Neurology


Phone
(877) 925-3637
Accepting New Patients

Biography

A pediatric neurologist, Kathleen Cardinale, MD, makes it a point to always talk to her patients first—even if the younger ones maybe don’t understand what kind of doctor she is.

“I might tell them I take care of their brain, or their head, and leave it at that,” says Dr. Cardinale, who has an interest in treating children with developmental disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. “While it may be tempting to talk to the adults in the room, I always explain things to the child first.”

Dr. Cardinale says neurology is a natural fit for her. “I’ve known for a long time that I would do something with neuroscience. It’s fascinating to think about how we develop our personalities and how we think,” she says. “And I realized during my medical training how much I love kids and what joy they bring me, so it was easy to put the two together.”

Working with children and families who are struggling with a neurologic disability fulfilling, Dr. Cardinale says. “I love being there for a family. For example, a child with cerebral palsy may be in a wheelchair or need help feeding or have a multitude of other challenges,” she says. “That can be overwhelming and they need someone advocating for them. I enjoy supporting them, problem-solving and helping them connect with other specialists.” 

Gender

Female

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

1 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06504

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Fax
(203) 737-7635

Pediatric Specialty Center

500 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

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Fax
(203) 737-7635

747 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06850

747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850

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5520 Park Ave, Trumbull, CT, 06611

5520 Park Ave
MG-600
Trumbull, CT 06611

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Fax
(203) 372-0109

Education & Training

Education

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Internship

Duke University Medical Center

Residency

Duke University Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • empire blue cross/blue shield
  • great west
  • healthnet
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • private healthcare system (phcs)
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare