Samuel H. Zinner, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, The University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle Children's, University of Washington

Seattle Children's Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE, M/S OC.9.845
Seattle, WA 98105


Dr. Zinner pursues clinical, education, and research interests with a strong focus on psychosocial and behavioral aspects of neurodevelopment. Within the subspecialty field of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP), Dr. Zinner has particular interest in Tourette syndrome and its associated conditions, including Attention Deficit Disorders, learning disabilities, and anxiety disorders, among others, in the context of family, school, and other social influences. Dr. Zinner provides outpatient care services with the Neurodevelopmental Clinic at Seattle Children's Hospital; and with the University of Washington Autism Center. He is the coordinator for the pediatrics resident core DBP rotation. Current research activities center on a Tourette syndrome international multi-site collaborative genomic project. Dr. Zinner served as a member of the medical advisory board for the national Tourette Association of America from 2001 - 2014.

Selected Bibliography:

Zinner S., Gephart HR.
Accompanying Other Disorders, including Tics and Tourette Syndrome.
In Gephart HR (Ed.), ADHD Complex: Practicing Mental Health in Primary Care. 2019; Elsevier, Inc.

Yu D, Sul JH, Tsetsos F, Nawaz MS, et al. [includes Zinner SH].
Interrogating the Genetic Determinants of Tourette's Syndrome and Other Tic Disorders Through Genome-Wide Association Studies.
Am J Psychiatry. 2019;176(3):217-227. PubMed abstract

Anttila V, Bulik-Sullivan B, et al. (Zinner, SH. Supplementary Material).
Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain.
Science. 2018;360(6395):Supplement. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Ricketts EJ, Gilbert DL, Zinner SH, Mink JW, Lipps TD, Wiegand GA, Vierhile AE, Ely LJ, Piacentini J, Walkup JT, Woods DW.
Pilot Testing Behavior Therapy for Chronic Tic Disorders in Neurology and Developmental Pediatrics Clinics.
J Child Neurol. 2015. PubMed abstract

Bitsko RH, Holbrook JR, Visser SN, Mink JW, Zinner SH, Ghandour RM, Blumberg SJ.
A national profile of Tourette syndrome, 2011-2012.
J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2014;35(5):317-22. PubMed abstract / Full Text