Alexander Van Speybroeck, MD

Alexander Van Speybroeck, MD

Medical Director, Spina Bifida Program
Co-Director, Residency Program - IMPACT Global Health Track
Attending Physician
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC

Alexander Van Speybroeck MD/MPH is an attending pediatrician in the Division of General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is also medical Director of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Spina Bifida Program, and Co-Director Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Residency Program Global Health IMPACT Tract Program.

He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics.

Dr. Van Speybroeck has an additional pediatrics practice caring for Children with Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy and Cerebral Palsy at Shriners Hospital for Children, Los Angeles. Van Speybroeck has been active in Global Health Care since 1998 serving in medical missions in Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mongolia, Viet Nam and Guatemala. Van Speybroeck has been active on a national and local level related to the care of Children with Spina Bifida as a member, lecturer and researcher for the national Spina Bifida Association and US Centers for Disease Control Center on Birth Defects.

Clinical Interests

Global Health Programs Specifically Focused on International Care of Children with developmental disabilities


Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine/Boston University School of Public Health


Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Children's Hospital Los Angeles



Pediatrics; American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Global health, Spina Bifida Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Humanism Award Nominee 2008, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ABCD excellence Award 2007 CHLA Intern of the year 1998, Victor Stork award for future potential in pediatrics, 2001, Shriners Hospital for Children 10 year service award 2012 Recognition of Public Service awards for volunteer medical missions ministry of health, State of Sonora Mexico, Countries of Ecuador, Nicaragua, El Salvador 2002-13


Heterogeneity of Muscle Fat Infiltration in Children with Spina Bifida Tishya A. L. Wren, Ph.D. 1-2, Skorn Ponrartana, M.D. 2, Alexander Van Speybroeck, M.D. 3,Deirdre D. Ryan, M.D. 1, Jonathan M. Chia, M.S. 4, Houchun H. Hu, Ph.D. Research in Developmental Disabilities 35 (2014) 215–222 October, 2013


Spina Bifida, Global health