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Globally Recognized Pediatric Neuroscientist, Steven Hicks, MD, PhD, Named Chief Medical Officer

SAN ANTONIO, TX, January 9, 2023- As You Are, a virtual clinic dramatically increasing access to early autism diagnostic services, has named Dr. Steve Hicks, MD, PhD, to be its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hicks is an Associate Professor of Academic General Pediatrics at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. 

He is a physician scientist who has served the Central Pennsylvania community as a general pediatrician since 2015, performing well-child check-ups, sick visits, and developmental evaluations. His clinical focus is on the early, and accurate diagnosis of autism. Dr. Hicks’ interest in autism stems from his PhD training in neurogenetics. As a physician scientist, he studies the influence of genetics and the environment on pediatric diseases involving growth and neurodevelopment.

Hicks said, “I am thrilled to join the dedicated ‘As You Are’ team in their effort to improve the wellbeing of children. ‘As Your Are’ has enormous potential to positively impact child health.” 

He has been awarded the Outstanding Early Faculty Career Development Award from the National Association for Clinical and Translational Science, and the Distinguished Early Stage Investigator Award from the Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Hicks has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals, including JAMA Pediatrics and Clinical and Translational Medicine.

Kayla Wagner, CEO of As You Are, said, “Dr. Steve Hicks has been a member of our advisory board since As You Are first launched. We are excited to have such a respected scientist, pediatrician and researcher as our Chief Medical Officer.”

By providing diagnostic services for children aged 16 months to 10 years when there is a question of autism, As You Are is breaking geographic barriers for families who have been sitting on long waitlists, helping diagnose children earlier in development. Telehealth appointments with a physician are now available in nine states: Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. To learn more about As You Are and how to get started, please visit

As You Are is managed and operated by Quadrant Biosciences Inc. and its affiliates. Quadrant Biosciences Inc. is a life sciences company dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by delivering innovative diagnostic, therapeutic, and virtual care solutions for global health priorities. Quadrant Biosciences is headquartered in Syracuse, NY, and located throughout the SUNY Upstate Medical University campus. To learn more, visit


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