Buchanan, Carrie

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Buchanan, Carrie

Carrie Buchanan is board certified in pediatrics and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. After graduating from fellowship at Greenville Health System, she joined the Center for Translational Research (CTR) team at Greenwood Genetic Center under the leadership of Dr. Walter Kaufmann. Her research interests include autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome and Phelan-McDermid Syndrome.

The Center for Translational Research Team's efforts include a range of multidisciplinary approaches to the study of neurodevelopmental disabilities, specifically intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, and commonly associated genetic disorders, such as Rett syndrome and fragile X syndrome. Dr. Buchanan will be involved in the development of outcome measures, identification of biomarkers and the design and implementation of clinical trials. She will also be involved in the development of a Fragile X Syndrome Clinic and a Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Clinic where her focus will be primarily behavioral management.

Contact Information

Office (864) 250-7944
Fax (864) 250-9582
cbuchanan@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S., Biology, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, 2006

  • M.D., Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2010

  • Pediatric Residency, Greenville Health System, 2010-2013

  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship, Greenville Health System, 2013-2016

Publication

  • Brooks J, Kellet J, Seaanner J, Jenkins C, Buchanan C, Kinsman A, Kelly D. Using a driver simulator to train the motor aspects of pre-driving skills of young adults with and without autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2016 Jul; 46 (7):2408-26. 
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27055416
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