Dr. Edward Gustavson

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Ed Gustavson Developmental Pediatrician

Ed Gustavson, MD, graduate of Harvard Medical School, Pediatric, Residency and Fellowship program of UNM, and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program of UNC, is board-certified in Pediatrics and Neonatology, and is a Fellow of the College of Clinical Pharmacology, Fellow of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and a member of the American College of Rehabilitation Medicine.

He was Clinical Director of the Children's Medical Center, Tulsa, until it closed in 2012. For 5 years he was medical director of the Neuro-Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital. Formally he taught and work at LSU Medical School in Shreveport, LA, and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He was a major in the US Army Medical Corps from 1973 through 1975.

He has been married to Cynthia, a psychotherapist and author, for 5 decades, and they have two adult children, Kent and Britta. Doctor Gustavson loves spending time with his beautiful granddaughter, Svea. He is active in his church, and still rides his bike and swims.

Dr. Gustavson has been honored many times. In 2005 he was awarded the Big Steps Award by the Parent Child Center of Tulsa for his work on the board of directors and the many programs he helped to develop. In 2006 the Tulsa March of Dimes gave him the Great Spirit Award for his advocacy of children with developmental problems. In 2008 the Tulsa Area United Way gave him the Community Volunteer Doctor of the Year Award for his health advocacy efforts, and in 2011 the Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children (TPAC) gave him their Community Service Award. In both 2011 and 2012 Dr Gus received two awards from vital medical review website, Compassionate Doctor Recognition and Patients Choice Award. In May 2016, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in medicine from his alma mater, Gustavus Adolphus College. In 2017 he was presented with the Mike Synar Environmental Excellence Award by the LEAD Agency, Inc.,  "for his sustained effort to treat our most vulnerable children from the Tar Creek Superfund Site"

Developmental-behavioral pediatricians evaluate, counsel, and provide treatment for children, adolescents, and their families with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties, including:

  • Learning disorders including dyslexia, writing difficulties, math disorders, and other school-related learning problems
  • Attention and behavioral disorders including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and associated conditions including oppositional-defiant behavior, conduct problems, depression, and anxiety disorders
  • Tics, Tourette syndrome, and other habit disorders
  • Regulatory disorders including sleep disorders, feeding problems, discipline difficulties, complicated toilet-training issues, enuresis (bedwetting), and encopresis (soiling)
  • Developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, spinabifida, mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, and visual and hearing impairments
  • Delayed development in speech, language, motor skills, and thinking ability
  • Behavioral and developmental problems complicating the full range of pediatric chronic illnesses and disabling conditions (for example, genetic disorders, epilepsy, prematurity, diabetes, asthma, cancer)