Manuel F Casanova, MD

Dr. Casanova belonged to the founding board of the National Alliance for Autism Research (now Autism Speaks) and the Autism Tissue Board. He has served on the Board of Directors or Scientific Advisory Board of numerous organizations (e.g., Autism Research Institute, Generation Rescue, On Mental Health, Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Clearly Present Foundation) and is presently on the editorial board of 15 different medical journals. Among many honors Dr. Casanova was the chairperson of the Developmental Brain Disorders Study Section, received a Physicians Recognition Award by the American Medical Association, and holds a Stanley Scholars title, distinguished faculty, honorary professor and lecturer for several academic institutions. In 2016, Dr. Casanova was elected president of the International Consortium of Autism Institutes (ICAI).Dr. Casanova is a neurologist. He is the SmartState Endowed Chair in Childhood Neurotherapeutics and a professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. He belonged to the founding board of the National Alliance for Autism Research (now Autism Speaks) and the Autism Tissue Board. He has served on the Board of Directors or Scientific Advisory Board of numerous organizations (e.g., Autism Research Institute, Generation Rescue, On Mental Health, Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Clearly Present Foundation) and is presently on the editorial board of 15 different medical journals. Among many honors Dr. Casanova was the chairperson of the Developmental Brain Disorders Study Section, received a Physicians Recognition Award by the American Medical Association, and holds a Stanley Scholars title, distinguished faculty, honorary professor and lecturer for several academic institutions. In 2016, Dr. Casanova was elected president of the International Consortium of Autism Institutes (ICAI).Dr. Casanova belonged to the founding board of the National Alliance for Autism Research (now Autism Speaks) and the Autism Tissue Board. He has served on the Board of Directors or Scientific Advisory Board of numerous organizations (e.g., Autism Research Institute, Generation Rescue, On Mental Health, Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Clearly Present Foundation) and is presently on the editorial board of 15 different medical journals. Among many honors Dr. Casanova was the chairperson of the Developmental Brain Disorders Study Section, received a Physicians Recognition Award by the American Medical Association, and holds a Stanley Scholars title, distinguished faculty, honorary professor and lecturer for several academic institutions. In 2016, Dr. Casanova was elected president of the International Consortium of Autism Institutes (ICAI).

Dr. Casanova has provided a large number of plenary lectures including a magisterial presentation at the World Congress of Autism. His research has been recognized by a EUREKA award from the NIMH for the introduction of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in the Therapy of autism spectrum disorders. He has published over 280 articles in peer reviewed journals, 125 book chapters, and edited 9 books. Dr. Casanova is the author of two recently published books “Defining Autism” (2018) and “Autism Updated” (2019).