SOM grad returning to present Founders’ Week lectures

Timothy Buie, M.D., ’84
Timothy Buie, M.D., ’84

Timothy Buie, M.D., ’84, has dedicated much of his life to working with autistic children, earning numerous notable accolades such as the 2009 Professional of the Year award from the Autism Society of America and the Margaret Bauman Award for Autism Care.

A pediatric gastroenterologist at the Lurie Center for Autism at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Buie will return to Kansas City as the featured speaker for two lectures during the UMKC Founders’ Week celebration on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4.

Buie will present the University’s Founders’ Week Master Class at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Block Executive Hall, Room 414. He will talk on lessons he has learned from caring for autism patients. He will present the noon conference lecture at the School of Medicine on Oct. 4, speaking on gastrointestinal issues associated with autism.

After receiving his medical degree from the School of Medicine, Buie completed his training in pediatric gastroenterology at the Yale University School of Medicine. Today, he leads a multidisciplinary program called LADDERS (Learning and Developmental Disabilities Evaluations and Rehabilitation Services) that treats children, adolescents and adults stricken with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Buie has published a variety of papers and book chapters that characterize gastrointestinal disorders in children afflicted with autism and other developmental disorders. He was a founder and developer of the Autism Treatment Network, a multicenter program that evaluates medical problems and comorbidity in autistic children.

Founders’ Week is a week-long celebration of UMKC’s 80th anniversary that beings on Saturday, Sept. 28, includes a 5K run/walk on Sept. 29, and continues throughout the week with a series of lectures and events including a Commemoration Day ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 1 at Swinney Recreation Center. A Chancellor’s Lunch is planned for 11 a.m. on Oct. 3 on the Hospital Hill Campus on the Health Sciences Building Courtyard.

Visit the Founders’ Week website for a complete list of the week’s events.

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