Dr. Graf strives to find the best diagnostic approaches to complex neurodevelopmental disorders and appropriate medical care for families whose children have neurodevelopmental disabilities. His clinical research interests are in neurogenetics, neurodevelopmental disorders, and bioethics. Dr. Graf serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Child Neurology. He is Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Child Neurology Society and an active member of the Ethics, Law, and Humanities Committee of the American Academy of Neurology.


Free University of Berlin


Albert Einstein College of Medicine

University of Washington Medical Center


Westchester Medical Center

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology With Special Qualification in Child Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Epilepsy

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • Graf WD, Li P. Professional Practice Guidelines and the Importance of Early Diagnosis for Developmental Disorders. In: Pediatric Genetic Testing for Developmental Disorders: Chromosomal Microarray Analysis (CMA). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2016.
  • Graf WD. Communicating Concerns about Early Signs of Autism to Parents. AMA Journal of Ethics 2015; 17:310-317.
  • Graf WD, Singh I. Can guidelines help reduce the medicalization of early childhood? J Pediatr 2015;166(6):1344-6.
  • Graf WD, Yu S. Cerebral Malformations. In: Rosenberg’s Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease, Fifth Edition. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. 2015.
  • Graf WD, Nagel SK, Epstein LG, Miller G, Nass R, Larriviere D. Pediatric neuroenhancement: ethical, legal, social, and neurodevelopmental implications. Neurology 2013;80:1251-60.
  • Graf WD, Miller G, Nagel SK. Addressing the problem of ADHD medication as neuroenhancements. Expert Reviews Neurotherapeutics. 2014;5: 569-81.
  • Nagel SK, Graf WD. Enhancement in children and adolescents – scrutinizing effects beyond cognition. Am J Bioethics (AJOB) Neuroscience 2013;4:22-4.
  • Le Pichon J-B, Yu S, Kibiryeva N, Graf WD, Bittel DC. Genome wide gene expression in a patient with 15q13.3 homozygous microdeletion syndrome. Eur J Hum Genet. 2013;21(10):1093-9.
  • Graf WD, Epstein LG. No PEDs in Pediatrics. Pediatric Neurology. 2014;50:288-289.
  • Yu S, Graf WD, Shprintzen RJ. Genomic disorders on chromosome 22. Curr Opin Pediatr 2012, 24:665-71) DOI:10.1097/MOP.0b013e328358acd0

Clinical Interests:

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuroethics

Locations for this Doctor

Exterior view of 4 Corporate Drive in Shelton

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Shelton (4 Corporate Dr.)

4 Corporate Drive, Suite 282
Shelton, CT06484
United States

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Hartford (85 Seymour St.)

85 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Westport

191 Post Road West
Westport, CT06880
United States

Exterior view of 310 Western Boulevard in Glastonbury

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Glastonbury

310 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT06033
United States

Exterior of 505 Farmington Avenue

Connecticut Children's Specialty Care and Surgery Center – Farmington

505 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT06032
United States

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Most Recent Comments

January 1, 2024
Very knowledgeable, asked pertinent questions in a way my 14 yo understood
January 1, 2024
Doctor Graf was AMAZING! He examined our daughter with a thorough neurological exam and educated her and then made a plan with her (and us) before we left. He was smart and courteous and respectful to explain everything
January 1, 2024
January 1, 2024
The Doctor he was excellent explaining me about the child care.
January 1, 2024
An excellent experience with Dr. Graf, as always.
November 11, 2023
Excellent care by Dr Graf- excellent care by his staff [...] with their assistance with my special needs son
November 11, 2023
Dr. Graf is the best doctor I have encountered not just in my son's life but in my entire experience. We actually look forward to visits with him. He is a wealth of knowledge and applies that along with a genuine care and concern for his patients. Dr. Graf is very communicative and always includes our (parents) concerns in decision making processes. His sincere interest in quality of life and care makes him an invaluable part of my son's care team.
November 11, 2023
We have never had a specialist that has taken their time, explain things so clearly, and really work with me to formulate a plan concerning my daughter. Dr. Graf explains everything to me in a way I understand. He engages with my daughter and he really seems to enjoy his work. He is very thorough. Patient, kind and really wants the best for [...]. I'm thrilled that he is our neurologist.
October 10, 2023
Dr. Graf was very nice, empathic, and very knowledgeable. He used examples to explain what my daughter was experiencing. He also spoke to her versus at her. He asked questions regarding what she was experiencing and gave clear directions.
September 9, 2023
August 8, 2023
Nice service and great care provider