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Cheryl D. Tierney, M.D.

Section Chief, Behavior and Developmental Pediatrics Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Pediatric Genetics
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: (800) 243-1455 / (717) 531-8414 Fax: (717) 531-0276


Behavior and Developmental Pediatrics

Patient Services Provided

Developmental Evaluations - Autism, ADHD, Speech & Language Disorders Pediatric Sleep Disorders Childhood apraxia of speech

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Cheryl Tierney, MD, MPH is a Board-Certified behavior and developmental pediatrician who has been in practice since 2002. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York and completed medical school at Tufts University in Boston. Her pediatric residency was at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. She completed Fellowships in Health Services Research, where she received her MPH at Harvard School of Public Health as well as Behavior and Developmental Pediatrics in 2002.  She is an active member of The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) as well as the Academic Pediatric Association (APA). She enjoys participating in outdoor activities with her family.

Professional Education

Fellowship, Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral, Boston Childrens Hospital (Massachusetts) (2002) Residency, Pediatrics, Carolinas Medical Center (North Carolina) (1999) Internship, Pediatrics, Carolinas Medical Center (North Carolina) (1997) M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine (Massachusetts) (1996)

Research Interests

  • Autism
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Pediatric Behavior Sleep Disorder

Academic Interests

Language Disorders
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Sleep Disorders


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