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Cara Cuddy, PhD

Cara Cuddy, PhD
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Department Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
Primary Location Childrens Hospital for Rehabilitation
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
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Childrens Hospital for Rehabilitation
Primary Location

Childrens Hospital for Rehabilitation

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Behavioral Intervention for Issues in Early Childhood
  • Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
  • Contracted Early Childhood Consultation to Preschool Programs
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Parent Guidance and Training
  • Pediatric Behavioral Medicine
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Behavioral Issues in Early Childhood
  • Pediatric Feeding Disorders
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About Cara Cuddy, PhD

Dr. Cuddy completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1993. She completed her Psychology Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland.  She is a clinical psychologist on the staff of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Shaker Campus and the Cleveland Clinic Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health. For the past 12 years, she has been Director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program, an Interdisciplinary Team working intensively with young children and their families who present with a wide range of feeding difficulties. Dr. Cuddy has considerable experience working with a wide variety of children with chronic medical and/or developmental conditions. She also has specific expertise in early childhood mental health and development and provides consultation to a local early childhood program. She has presented both regionally and nationally on the topic of feeding disorders in young children. Dr. Cuddy has worked extensively with young children with special needs and their families for over 15 years. 
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Child Clinical Psychology
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
clinical child & adolescent psychology
Cleveland, OH

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Clinical Psychology
Cleveland, OH

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
clinical psychology
Cleveland, OH

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Specialty Interests

Spinal Diagnostics, Interventional Pain Management, Spine Wellness

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/29/2024, Dr. Cuddy has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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