Nicole Tartaglia, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2000)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of Colorado Denver (2016)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1995)
Internship:
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Program (2001)
Residency:
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2004)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (Davis) Health System Program, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (2007)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics

Professional Titles

  • Founder & Director, eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic
  • Director, Denver Fragile X Clinic
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Recognition & Awards

  • 5280 Top Docs Award - Developmental Pediatrics, 5280 Magazine (2020)
  • Top 1% Patient Family Experience Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2020)
  • Patient-Family Experience Award – 5 Star Award, Children’s Hospital Colorado (2017)
  • J. Cole National Fragile X Clinician of the Year Award, National Fragile X Foundation (2016)
  • Top Docs Award - Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, 5280 [The Denver Magazine] (2016)
  • National Excellence in Healthcare–5 Star Award, Children’s Hospital PRC (2015)
  • National Champion of Hope Nominee – RARE Champion in Medical Care and Treatment, Global Genes Project (2015)
  • Top Docs Award – Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 5280 [The Denver Magazine] (2015)
  • National Excellence in Healthcare–5 Star Award, Children’s Hospital PRC (2013)
  • Patricia S. Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award, Klinefelter Syndrome & Associates (AXYS) (2013)
    For development of interdisciplinary eXtraOrdinary Kids Clinic and research in neurodevelopmental disorders
  • K23 Patient Oriented Research Career Development Award, NIH / NINDS (2011)
  • Research Scholar Award, The Children's Hospital Research Institute (2010)
  • Junior Faculty Scholar Award, Western American Federation for Medical Research (2010)
  • Research Scholar Award, The Children's Hospital Research Institute (2009)
  • Young Investigator Award, Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (2008)

Research Interests

Neurodevelopmental Disorders X&Y Chromosome Disorders (Klinefelter syndrome/ XXY, XXYY, Triple X, Turner syndrome, XYY, other sex chromosome disorders) Fragile X syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety

Teaching

  • Professor (2021)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Pediatrics - Developmental - Behavioral Pediatrics

Publications

  • Westmark CJ, Kniss C, Sampene E, Wang A, Milunovich A, Elver K, Hessl D, Talboy A, Picker J, Haas-Givler B, Esler A, Gropman AL, Uy R, Erickson C, Velinov M, Tartaglia N, Berry-Kravis EM. Soy-Based Infant Formula is Associated with an Increased Prevalence of Comorbidities in Fragile X Syndrome. Nutrients. 2020 Oct 14;12(10). PubMed PMID: 33066511
  • Berry-Kravis E, Horrigan JP, Tartaglia N, Hagerman R, Kolevzon A, Erickson CA, Hatti S, Snape M, Yaroshinsky A, Stoms G, Glass L, Jones NE. A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study of Trofinetide in the Treatment of Fragile X Syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2020 Sep;110:30-41. PubMed PMID: 32660869
  • Davis SM, Soares K, Howell S, Cree-Green M, Buyers E, Johnson J, Tartaglia NR. Diminished Ovarian Reserve in Girls and Adolescents with Trisomy X Syndrome. Reprod Sci. 2020 Nov;27(11):1985-1991. PubMed PMID: 32578162
  • Wigby K, Cordeiro L, Wilson R, Angkustsiri K, Simon TJ, Tartaglia N. Adaptive functioning in children and adolescents with Trisomy X: An exploratory analysis. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2020 Jun;184(2):456-468. PubMed PMID: 32548885
  • Davis SM, DeKlotz S, Nadeau KJ, Kelsey MM, Zeitler PS, Tartaglia NR. High prevalence of cardiometabolic risk features in adolescents with 47,XXY/Klinefelter syndrome. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2020 Jun;184(2):327-333. PubMed PMID: 32542985
  • Janusz J, Harrison C, Boada C, Cordeiro L, Howell S, Tartaglia N, Boada R. Executive function in XXY: Comparison of performance-based measures and rating scales. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2020 Jun;184(2):469-481. PubMed PMID: 32519473
  • Cordeiro L, Villagomez A, Swain D, Deklotz S, Tartaglia N. Adaptive Skills in FXS: A Review of the Literature and Evaluation of the PEDI-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) to Measure Adaptive Skills. Brain Sci. 2020 Jun 6;10(6). PubMed PMID: 32517224
  • Tartaglia N, Howell S, Davis S, Kowal K, Tanda T, Brown M, Boada C, Alston A, Crawford L, Thompson T, van Rijn S, Wilson R, Janusz J, Ross J. Early neurodevelopmental and medical profile in children with sex chromosome trisomies: Background for the prospective eXtraordinarY babies study to identify early risk factors and targets for intervention. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2020 Jun;184(2):428-443. PubMed PMID: 32506668
  • Gravholt CH, Tartaglia N, Disteche C. Sex chromosome aneuploidies in 2020-The state of care and research in the world. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2020 Jun;184(2):197-201. PubMed PMID: 32496026
  • Thompson T, Howell S, Davis S, Wilson R, Janusz J, Boada R, Pyle L, Tartaglia N. Current survey of early childhood intervention services in infants and young children with sex chromosome aneuploidies. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2020 Jun;184(2):414-427. PubMed PMID: 32449585
  • Cordeiro L, Braden M, Coan E, Welnick N, Tanda T, Tartaglia N. Evaluating Social Interactions Using the Autism Screening Instrument for Education Planning-3rd Edition (ASIEP-3): Interaction Assessment in Children and Adults with Fragile X Syndrome. Brain Sci. 2020 Apr 22;10(4). PubMed PMID: 32331269
  • Reisinger DL, Shaffer RC, Tartaglia N, Berry-Kravis E, Erickson CA. Delineating Repetitive Behavior Profiles across the Lifespan in Fragile X Syndrome. Brain Sci. 2020 Apr 17;10(4). PubMed PMID: 32316611
  • Coffman MC, Shaffer RC, Schmitt LM, Dominick KC, Pedapati E, Wang A, Berry-Kravis E, Tartaglia N, Erickson CA. Examination of Correlates to Health-Related Quality of Life in Individuals with Fragile X Syndrome. Brain Sci. 2020 Apr 4;10(4). PubMed PMID: 32260381
  • Hoffmann A, Wang A, Berger N, Cordeiro L, Shaffer R, Tartaglia N, Erickson C, Berry-Kravis E. Language across the Lifespan in Fragile X Syndrome: Characteristics and Considerations for Assessment. Brain Sci. 2020 Apr 4;10(4). PubMed PMID: 32260354
  • McCabe KL, Popa AM, Durdle C, Amato M, Cabaral MH, Cruz J, Wong LM, Harvey D, Tartaglia N, Simon TJ. Quantifying the resolution of spatial and temporal representation in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. J Neurodev Disord. 2019 Dec 20;11(1):40. PubMed PMID: 31861974
  • Davis SM, Reynolds RM, Dabelea DM, Zeitler PS, Tartaglia NR. Testosterone Treatment in Infants With 47,XXY: Effects on Body Composition. J Endocr Soc. 2019 Dec 1;3(12):2276-2285. PubMed PMID: 31737857
  • Berry-Kravis E, Kidd SA, Lachiewicz AM, Choo TH, Tartaglia N, Talapatra D, Aguirre-Kolb C, Andrews H, Riley K. Toilet Training in Fragile X Syndrome. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2019 Dec;40(9):751-761. PubMed PMID: 31593026
  • Eckert EM, Dominick KC, Pedapati EV, Wink LK, Shaffer RC, Andrews H, Choo TH, Chen C, Kaufmann WE, Tartaglia N, Berry-Kravis EM, Erickson CA. Pharmacologic Interventions for Irritability, Aggression, Agitation and Self-Injurious Behavior in Fragile X Syndrome: An Initial Cross-Sectional Analysis. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Nov;49(11):4595-4602. PubMed PMID: 31468273
  • Tartaglia N, Bonn-Miller M, Hagerman R. Treatment of Fragile X Syndrome with Cannabidiol: A Case Series Study and Brief Review of the Literature. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2019;4(1):3-9. PubMed PMID: 30944868
  • Hutaff-Lee C, Bennett E, Howell S, Tartaglia N. Clinical developmental, neuropsychological, and social-emotional features of Turner syndrome. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2019 Mar;181(1):126-134. PubMed PMID: 30767374
  • Martin S, Cordeiro L, Richardson P, Davis S, Tartaglia N. The Association of Motor Skills and Adaptive Functioning in XXY/Klinefelter and XXYY Syndromes. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2019;39(4):446-459. PubMed PMID: 30592247
  • Martin S, Cordeiro L, Richardson P, Davis S, Tartaglia N. The Association of Motor Skills and Adaptive Functioning in XXY/Klinefelter and XXYY Syndromes. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2018 Dec 28;:1-14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30592247
  • Dy ABC, Tassone F, Eldeeb M, Salcedo-Arellano MJ, Tartaglia N, Hagerman R. Metformin as targeted treatment in fragile X syndrome. Clin Genet. 2018 Feb;93(2):216-222. PubMed PMID: 28436599
  • Dy ABC, Tassone F, Eldeeb M, Salcedo-Arellano MJ, Tartaglia N, Hagerman R. Metformin as targeted treatment in fragile X syndrome. Clin Genet. 2017 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28436599
  • Ross JL, Kushner H, Kowal K, Bardsley M, Davis S, Reiss AL, Tartaglia N, Roeltgen D. Androgen Treatment Effects on Motor Function, Cognition, and Behavior in Boys with Klinefelter Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2017 Jun;185:193-199.e4. PubMed PMID: 28285751
  • Wigby K, D'Epagnier C, Howell S, Reicks A, Wilson R, Cordeiro L, Tartaglia N. Expanding the phenotype of Triple X syndrome: A comparison of prenatal versus postnatal diagnosis. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Nov;170(11):2870-2881. PubMed PMID: 27644018
  • Liu JA, Hagerman RJ, Miller RM, Craft LT, Finucane B, Tartaglia N, Berry-Kravis EM, Sherman SL, Kidd SA, Cohen J. Clinicians' experiences with the fragile X clinical and research consortium. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Dec;170(12):3138-3143. PubMed PMID: 27604509
  • Davis S, Howell S, Wilson R, Tanda T, Ross J, Zeitler P, Tartaglia N. Advances in the Interdisciplinary Care of Children with Klinefelter Syndrome. Adv Pediatr. 2016 Aug;63(1):15-46. PubMed PMID: 27426894
  • Ross JL, Tartaglia N, Merry DE, Dalva M, Zinn AR. Behavioral Phenotypes In Males With XYY and Possible Role of Increased NLGN4Y Expression in Autism Features. Genes Brain Behav. 2015 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25558953
  • Dennis A, Howell S, Cordeiro L, Tartaglia N. "How Should I Tell my Child?" Disclosing the Diagnosis of Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies. J Genet Couns. 2015 Feb;24(1):88-103. PubMed PMID: 25179748
  • Tartaglia N, Howell S, Wilson R, Janusz J, Boada R, Martin S, Frazier JB, Pfeiffer M, Regan K, McSwegin S, Zeitler P. The eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic: an interdisciplinary model of care for children and adolescents with sex chromosome aneuploidy. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2015;8:323-34. PubMed PMID: 26229481
  • Ross JL, Tartaglia N, Merry DE, Dalva M, Zinn AR. Behavioral phenotypes in males with XYY and possible role of increased NLGN4Y expression in autism features. Genes Brain Behav. 2015 Feb;14(2):137-44. PubMed PMID: 25558953
  • Dennis A, Howell S, Cordeiro L, Tartaglia N. "How should I tell my child?" Disclosing the diagnosis of sex chromosome aneuploidies. J Genet Couns. 2015 Feb;24(1):88-103. PubMed PMID: 25179748
  • Bardsley MZ, Kowal K, Levy C, Gosek A, Ayari N, Tartaglia N, Lahlou N, Winder B, Grimes S, Ross JL. 47,XYY syndrome: clinical phenotype and timing of ascertainment. J Pediatr. 2013 Oct;163(4):1085-94. PubMed PMID: 23810129
  • Hutaff-Lee C, Cordeiro L, Tartaglia N. Cognitive and medical features of chromosomal aneuploidy. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013;111:273-9. PubMed PMID: 23622175
  • Visootsak J, Ayari N, Howell S, Lazarus J, Tartaglia N. Timing of diagnosis of 47,XXY and 48,XXYY: a survey of parent experiences. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Feb;161A(2):268-72. PubMed PMID: 23322622
  • Berry-Kravis E, Hessl D, Abbeduto L, Reiss AL, Beckel-Mitchener A, Urv TK, Outcome Measures Working Groups. Outcome measures for clinical trials in fragile X syndrome. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Sep;34(7):508-22. PubMed PMID: 24042082
  • Angkustsiri K, Leckliter I, Tartaglia N, Beaton EA, Enriquez J, Simon TJ. An examination of the relationship of anxiety and intelligence to adaptive functioning in children with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012 Nov-Dec;33(9):713-20. PubMed PMID: 23117596
  • Schaaf CP, Boone PM, Sampath S, Williams C, Bader PI, Mueller JM, Shchelochkov OA, Brown CW, Crawford HP, Phalen JA, Tartaglia NR, Evans P, Campbell WM, Tsai AC, Parsley L, Grayson SW, Scheuerle A, Luzzi CD, Thomas SK, Eng PA, Kang SH, Patel A, Stankiewicz P, Cheung SW. Phenotypic spectrum and genotype-phenotype correlations of NRXN1 exon deletions. Eur J Hum Genet. 2012 Dec;20(12):1240-7. PubMed PMID: 22617343
  • Hager K, Jennings K, Hosono S, Howell S, Gruen JR, Rivkees SA, Tartaglia NR, Rinder HM. Molecular diagnostic testing for Klinefelter syndrome and other male sex chromosome aneuploidies. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2012 Apr 23;2012(1):8. PubMed PMID: 22524164
  • Cordeiro L, Tartaglia N, Roeltgen D, Ross J. Social deficits in male children and adolescents with sex chromosome aneuploidy: a comparison of XXY, XYY, and XXYY syndromes. Res Dev Disabil. 2012 Jul-Aug;33(4):1254-63. PubMed PMID: 22502852
  • Ross JL, Roeltgen DP, Kushner H, Zinn AR, Reiss A, Bardsley MZ, McCauley E, Tartaglia N. Behavioral and social phenotypes in boys with 47,XYY syndrome or 47,XXY Klinefelter syndrome. Pediatrics. 2012 Apr;129(4):769-78. PubMed PMID: 22412026
  • Tartaglia NR, Ayari N, Hutaff-Lee C, Boada R. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms in children and adolescents with sex chromosome aneuploidy: XXY, XXX, XYY, and XXYY. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012 May;33(4):309-18. PubMed PMID: 22333574
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Member
  • Society for the Study of Behavioral Phenotypes, Member
  • Western Society for Pediatric Research (WSPR), Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2003, 2010)
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Board Certification (2008)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Genetic Conditions and Testing
Clinical Interests
Neurodevelopmental Disorders X&Y Chromosome Disorders (Klinefelter syndrome/ XXY, XXYY, Triple X, Turner syndrome, XYY, other sex chromosome disorders) Fragile X syndrome Autism spectrum disorders ADHD Developmental Delay Medication management in children with developmental disabilities, autism, and genetic disorders

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide personalized and respectful care for my patients and their families, with an understanding of the complexities of their medical/genetic conditions, their culture, and their families.

Personal Interests
Outdoor activities in the mountains, Spending time with friends and family

Volunteer Activities
I am involved with many advocacy and support organizations including The XXYY Project, AXYS Association for X&Y Chromosome Variations, and the National Fragile X Foundation.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2000)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Colorado Denver (2016)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1995)
Internships:
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Program (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2004)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (Davis) Health System Program, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (2007)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics
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