Taiwo Babatope, MD , MPH, MBA serves as Fellowship Training Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program and Director of the Autism Spectrum disorders and Neurodevelopmental specialty clinic. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a telemedicine-based provider with the UTHealth Houston Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN).

Babatope earned her doctor of medicine degree from The College of Medicine, University of Lagos and obtained master’s degrees in public health (MPH) and in business administration (MBA) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her residency and fellowship training at UTHealth McGovern Medical School where she served as chief fellow during her final year. Babatope has been active on numerous committees and has been the recipient of several awards, including the AACAP Educational Outreach Program Award, David Mendell Fellowship award in Family Therapy, APA/APAF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Award, AACAP Systems of Care Special Program Clinical Projects Award, and the Cynthia W. Santos Best Clinician Educator Inaugural Award.

Babatope has a special interest in early childhood disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities. She has extensive training and experience working with this special population and continuously explores innovative approaches to provide the best possible care to her patients. Babatope also has strong interests in Ethics, Professionalism and in promoting evidence-based clinical care with measurable outcomes. She enjoys opportunities to inspire, educate, and mentor her trainees.


MD, College of Medicine
University of Lagos
MPH, Health Care Organization and Policy
University of Alabama at Birmingham
MBA, Business Administration
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Autism and Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Intellectual disabilities disorders (IDD)
  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders

Research Interests

  • Systems of Care approach to clinical care management
  • Ethics, Professionalism and Organizational Culture
  • Leadership and Mentorship