A graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine and of the Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Pediatric Residency Program, Dr. Buckley developed an abiding interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders when her daughter regressed into the world of autism at four years of age. She developed a similar interest in Breast Cancer when she developed it herself in 2009. These illnesses ultimately led her to Functional Medicine, and she became one of the first pediatricians in the world to successfully complete the certification process in 2016.
Using an integrative/functional medicine approach to both diseases, both mother and daughter have had dramatic recoveries. As a result of these successes, this approach has been implemented into her unique and diverse practice in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where she cares for children of all ages.
Author of the books Healing Our Autistic Children (2009), Breast Cancer: Start Here (2014), and Youth Sports: Start Here (2016), she is an international speaker on autism and related disorders, and has mentored physicians from around the world in applying functional medicine to the illness of autism. She developed a patented antioxidant formula for peri-vaccination and peri-oxidative stress use, and most recently is co-founder of HealingAutismAcademy.com, a 12 month online interactive academy educating parents on the options they have for healing their children with autism and optimizing their function with cutting edge therapies, launching in July 2018.
Dr. Buckley has founded the HealthyUNow Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit foundation dedicated to creating Healthy Living educational, vocational, therapeutic and residential facilities for individuals and their families impacted by autism. These facilities, both virtual and located on a 20-acre campus in St. Augustine, will integrate the local community with its residents.
For fun, she sings chorally in church, SCUBA dives, cooks, crochets, and loves to sail and to read. She enjoys diverse activities with her family and adult children.
Julie A. Buckley MD IFMCP