Rockville, Md.— TLC—The Treatment and Learning Centers is pleased to announce new Board of Trustees member Geoffrey S. Platnick, Shareholder with the Family Law practice group of the Potomac firm Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, PA; and new Medical Advisory Board Member Karin Belsito, M.D., D.M.D. of the Pediatric Care Center of Bethesda.
Geoffrey S. Platnick, who has been practicing law in the DC area for over ten years, is recognized as a rising star Maryland attorney by Super Lawyers magazine and has been named a Montgomery County Bar Leader for 2012. Trained and certified in collaborative law practice, Mr. Platnick is a member of the Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals and the Maryland Collaborative Law Association. A graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo Law School, he is licensed to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the United States District Court of Maryland. Mr. Platnick is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of Montgomery County. He was formerly Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where he worked in the area of child support establishment and enforcement.
Karen Belsito, M.D., D.M.D., is currently a developmental pediatrician with the Pediatric Care Center of Bethesda and an associate medical staff member of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Belsito is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both General Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. She is experienced in identifying, assessing, and treating children with developmental and behavioral disorders, including ADHD, language and motor delays, genetic disorders, and autism. Dr. Belsito received her D.M.D. and M.D. from the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine, and continued her work as a faculty member at the University of Florida. She also served as medical director for both the Early Intervention Program (Early Steps) of Northeast Florida, and the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.