Dr. Michael J. Goldberg graduated from UCLA Medical School in 1972, after which he did his Pediatric Internship and Residency at LAC-USC MED CTR. Since the early 1980's, his interest has focused on the development and treatment of “Immune Dysregulation” / “Neuro-Cognitive” disorders including CFS/CFIDS and its particular connection to ADHD in children (& adults). This interest has extended into the neuro-cognitive dysfunctional link between many children with Autism / PDD and siblings / parents with ADHD, and "CFIDS". As the founder and director of the N.I.D.S. (Neuro-Immune Dysfunction Syndromes) medical advisory board and research institute, Dr. Goldberg is actively pursuing collaboration with researchers to accelerate identification and potential new therapeutic modalities for these children. In addition, he has testified at congressional hearings in Washington D.C., "Autism - Present Challenges, Future Needs - Why the Increased Rates?"