Elizabeth Mumper, MD
Plenary and Concurrent Presenter
Dr. Mumper is President and CEO of The RIMLAND Center, established to mentor clinicians interested in children with neurodevelopmental problems. Her general pediatrics practice is Advocates for Children. Advocates for Families is her practice devoted to the care of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental problems.
Dr. Mumper graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater College with a degree in General Science. She attended the Medical College of Virginia, did residency training at the University of Massachusetts and University of Virginia, and was invited to serve as Chief Resident of Pediatrics at UVA.
She spent five years in practice at F Read Hopkins Pediatrics in Lynchburg. She spent over a decade as Director of Pediatric Education at the Lynchburg Family Practice Residency Program. She maintained a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Virginia for 16 years. She served as Medical Director of the Autism Research Institute for five years. She is currently on the faculty of MAPS (Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs), and teaches for Intersect for Kids. She is on the Medical Advisory Board for TACA (Talk About Curing Autism).
Dr. Mumper has been honored to receive many awards over the years, including being named a Miracle Maker in Central Virginia in 1996 by the Children’s Miracle Network, Woman of the Year in Health and Sciences in 1998 by the YWCA and several Inspiring Change Awards from the MINDD Foundation. She received a national award for corporate public service at the National Press Club in Washington on behalf of the Bike Helmet Safety Campaign she co-chaired for many years.
Dr. Mumper has written book chapters about allergy, immunology and behavioral and developmental pediatrics published in the book Pediatrics published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, which is a board review series book for medical students and includes many questions and answers. During the past seven years, she has conducted clinical research at the Rimland Center and published peer reviewed articles in the medical literature.
One of the joys of her current work is the opportunity to teach others about medical problems of children with autism and related disorders. She lectures nationally and internationally and mentors physicians around the world. Her travels on behalf of children with autism have taken her to Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.