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William G. Sharp, PhD

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Director, Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Associate Professor
Division of Autism and Related Disorders
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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William Sharp, PhD assumed the role of Director of the Feeding Program at Marcus Autism Center in 2013. In this role, Dr. Sharp leads a team of multidisciplinary professionals whose mission is to enhance the overall quality of life for children and their families by providing evidenced-based, comprehensive care for the medical, behavioral, nutritional and oral motor concerns associated with pediatric feeding disorders. Under his leadership, the Feeding Program has undergone significant expansion at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, including the opening of a second location at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics in 2018, as well as growth in assessment and outpatient services at numerous Children’s ambulatory locations. In 2014, he was awarded the Allied Healthcare Hero Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for his dedication to improving treatment and access to care for children with chronic and severe feeding concerns.


Dr. Sharp is nationally and internationally recognized for his presentations and publications on the prevalence, cause and potential impact of chronic feeding difficulties and related challenging behaviors in pediatric populations. His current research focuses on developing and evaluating innovative, community-viable methods of treatment delivery-based on the need to expand the availability of effective interventions in community settings.

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