Welcome to the Rossignol Medical Center

About Dr. Rossignol

Dr. Rossignol received his Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia.  Coming from an academic background, Dr. Rossignol searched the medical literature looking for a solution after both of his children were diagnosed with autism.  He has made it his mission to research and publish in autism.  In the last 9 years, he has 53 papers, abstracts, editorials, and book chapters (including those in press) concerning autism and related conditions. 

 

Dr. Rossignol has a special interest in autism spectrum disorders, PANS/PANDAS, cerebral palsy, and related neurological and developmental disorders as well as medically complex children and adults.  Dr. Rossignol is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP) and a Fellow of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (FMAPS).

 

See Dr. Rossignol's Google Scholar Profile.

Not just medicine - It's about caring and helping you and your child

Caring for medically complex children and adults is, obviously, complex.  There are no “cookie cutter” templates that can be followed that will work consistently for all individuals.  Each individual possesses a unique medical puzzle.  That is why Dr. Rossignol treats each person individually, providing care with one goal in mind – to unlock this puzzle and allow each individual to thrive.

Identifying the biochemical fingerprint of autism: Implications for testing and treatments

Acccumulating evidence has demonstrated that autism is sometimes characterized by complex abnormalities such as oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, certain genetic abnormalities, exposure(s) to environmental toxicants, immunological abnormalities, infections, and in some cases, developmental regression and seizures. These abnormalities may contribute to the symptoms of autism, such as sleep problems, obsessive behavior, speech delay, impaired social interaction, self-stimulatory behavior, hyperactivity, inattention, and abnormal gastrointestinal findings.  Many children with autism have a unique combination of these abnormalities and may possess some or all of these problems simultaneously.  The early identification of these abnormalities may help clinicians and parents choose more effective treatment options.  Dr. Rossignol’s aim is to identify the unique biochemical abnormalities that each individual possesses (e.g., the biochemical fingerprint) and work to create the most effective treatments for these abnormalities using evidence-based medicine principles.  See a list of publications by Dr. Rossignol which discuss many of these abnormalities and potential treatments.

HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER INFORMATION

  1.  Name and license: Daniel A. Rossignol, Physician and Surgeon
  2.  Highest level of academic degree: MD
  3.  Board certification: American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) 

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