Our Providers

Dr. Karen Harum

Karen H. Harum, MD, FAAP

Board Certified General Pediatrician

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Dr. Harum has practiced developmental medicine for over 23 years and has special expertise in the neuroscience of learning and autism. Her affiliations include:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Fellowship Trained
  • Member, Society for Developmental Pediatrics
  • Member, Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs

Dr. Harum is a graduate of the University of Miami and Stetson University. She received pediatric training at the University of Miami and training in her subspecialty of neurodevelopmental disabilities at Johns Hopkins University and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Harum and Clinic for Special Children were originally located in New Bern, NC through mid-2006 and relocated to Wilmington, NC in late 2006.


  • 1999 - Completed Fellowship training in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Johns Hopkins University/Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • 1991, 1999, 2005, 2016 – American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2000, 2018 - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • 1988 – National Board of Medical Examinations
  • 2007 – National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology
  • 1991, 2001 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • 1992, 2001 – Neonatal Advanced Life Support
  • 1991, 2001 – Pediatric Advanced Life Support


  • 1997-1999 – National Research Service Award in Neuroscience
  • 1982 – Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
  • 1983 – Chemistry Honor Society
  • 1978 – College scholarship in Oboe performance at Stetson University

Professional Organizations

  • 2012 – Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs
  • 1995 – Kennedy Fellows Association

Personal fun facts: I played concert Oboe in college and enjoyed carving my own reeds.  I was a tour guide at Disneyworld. I am thankful for my two grown sons who have helped me grow as a person.

Meet Dr. Nutt

Dr. Robert Nutt

Coming June 17, 2020!

Dr. Robert Nutt graduated from Dartmouth College with a dual major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Comparative Religious Studies. He received his doctorate of medicine degree from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He then moved to Rochester, New York, where he taught deaf and hard of hearing students at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. He completed his pediatric residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center (Golisano Children’s Hospital) in New York, followed by two clinical fellowships in Academic General Pediatrics and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Nutt was a Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellow (2014-2015), and received his Master’s in Public Health degree from the University of Rochester in 2016.

Dr. Nutt has served on numerous task forces and advisory committees, including the American Academy of Pediatrics Leadership Team on Early Hearing Detection and Intervention and the North Carolina Council on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He has been invited to present at regional, national, and international conferences on the importance of early identification of hearing loss, the importance of bilingualism (English and ASL) on the development of deaf and hard of hearing children, and understanding the interactions between deafness and developmental disabilities, especially that of deafness and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dr. Nutt and his family moved to Davidson, North Carolina, in 2017 and fell in love with the state. He worked in the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics division of Atrium Health before joining our team in Wilmington. Dr. Nutt believes strongly in the inclusion of parents and siblings in the care of a child with special needs. He brings his dedication to the whole child and this wealth of clinical, educational, and research experience to our exceptional and growing practice in Wilmington experience.

Personal fun facts: I was a tri-Varsity athlete in high school and on the rowing team in college. I love building things with my hands – from LEGOs to furniture. My wife and I are fluent in sign language and use English and ASL in our home. We have three children, each with their own personality and all with an insatiable thirst for learning and creativity.

Meet Margaret Pietruczuk

Margaret Pietruczuk

Margaret Pietruczuk, APN, graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2009, and earned her Master of Science in Nursing(MSN) from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2013. Prior to her nursing career, she earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Gdansk University in Poland and worked as an English teacher. In 2001 Margaret was awarded a special scholarship from the European Union and moved to complete an internship as an English teacher in Denmark. She taught Polish to adults in the community and learned Spanish while there.

Margaret came to the US with her husband and four suitcases in the summer of 2004 and has lived in Chicago for the past 16 years. Her first job in healthcare was with Dr. Kenneth Stein, where she was a medical receptionist and assistant for three years before starting a full-time fast track BSN program at Loyola, which she earned in 13 months. Upon graduation she was offered a position at one of her clinical sites and became an RN on the postpartum unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. On the job she was trained to be a Charge Nurse and Breastfeeding Counselor. She was cross trained to work in the neonatal step-down unit.

Margaret worked nights while she went to graduate school at UIC, and it took about three years to earn her MSN and become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). In the meantime, she welcomed her miracle IVF twin boys in the spring of 2014 and took her NP boards while seven months pregnant. As a PNP, Margaret worked for pediatric offices in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, most recently at Ravenswood Pediatrics, where she spent three and one-half years before joining CSC in Wilmington.

Having two children with autism, Margaret is well versed in biomedical interventions and passionate about children with developmental delays. She is committed to helping them enjoy the best quality of life. Margaret’s other areas of clinical interest include nutrition, eczema, childhood obesity, allergies, anxiety, depression, and ADD/ADHD.

Personal fun facts: I love cooking and baking (especially for my boys who follow a gluten-free, casein-free [GFCF] diet) and restoring and assembling furniture. I am looking forward to being able to domore of this once I have a garage! I love arts and crafts, and I know the dialog to every episode of the TV series “Friends,” which I still watch in my spare time.

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