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Child Neurology Faculty

Dr. Berge Minassian

Berge Minassian, M.D.

  • Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, Neuroscience, and the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology
  • Jimmy Elizabeth Westcott Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Neurology
  • William Grant McLaughlin Pediatric Neurology Education Fund
  • Interests: Gene therapy for childhood neurological disorders; Lafora disease (EPM2); Unverricht-Lundborg disease (EPM1); adult polyglucosan body disease; neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses CLN5, CL7, CLN14 (KCTD7, EPM3); RBCK1 deficiency; SURF1 deficiency
Dr. Dallas Armstrong

Dallas Armstrong, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
Dr. Susan Arnold

Susan T. Arnold, M.D.

  • Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: EEG/neurophysiology; epilepsy; surgical management of epilepsy; antiepileptic drug treatment in children; Landau-Kleffner syndrome
Dr. Rachel Bailey

Rachel Bailey, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Interests: Engineering adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors; developing gene therapies for pediatric neurological disorders; developing gene therapies for Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases; selective targeting of AAV vectors to the central and peripheral nervous systems; translation of gene therapies to clinical trials
Dr. Wilmot Bonnet

Wilmot Bonnet, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Diana Castro

Diana Castro, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Neuromuscular medicine; neuro-rehabilitation; pediatric electromyography and nerve conduction studies; general neurology
Dr. Xin Chen

Xin Chen, Ph.D.

  • Instructor of Pediatrics
Dr. Lauren Dengle

Lauren Dengle, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Brain tumor; neurologic effects of cancer; tics and movement disorders; neuro-oncology
 Dr. Alison Dolce

Alison Dolce, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Medical and surgical therapy for medically refractory childhood epilepsy; neonatal seizures; refractor status epilepticus
Dr. Michael Dowling

Michael Dowling, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.C.S..

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Pediatric stroke; cerebrovascular disease; neurologic complications of sickle cell disease; neurologic injury in children with acute anemia; alternative etiologies for stroke in sickle cell disease; Sturge-Weber syndrome
Dr. Patricia Evans

Patricia Evans, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics and Psychiatry
  • Interests: Medical ethics; neurobehavior; neurodevelopmental disorders
Dr. Kimberly Goodspeed

Kimberly Goodspeed, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology & Neurotherapeutics and Psychiatry
Dr. Benjamin Greenberg

Benjamin Greenberg, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics and Pediatrics
  • Interests: Autoimmune disorders; multiple sclerosis; transverse myelitis; neuro myelitis optica
Dr. Steven Gray

Steven J. Gray, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth & Development, Hamon Center for Regenerative Science & Medicine, Molecular Biology, and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector engineering; developing AAV vector-based treatments (gene therapy) for nervous system diseases; facilitating bench-to-bedside translation of gene therapy into Phase I clinical trials; improving AAV vector manufacturing processes; understanding and overcoming immune responses associated with viral vector-based gene therapy approaches
Dr. Meagan Hainlen

Meagan Hainlen, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Summer camps for kids with medical conditions; care of children with chronic and neurodegenerative conditions; palliative care; transition
Dr. Susan Iannaccone

Susan T. Iannaccone, M.D.

  • Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Warren A. Weinberg, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Neurology and Learning
  • Interests: Neuromuscular medicine; neurorehabilitation; Duchenne muscular dystrophy; spinal muscular atrophy
Dr. Saima Kayani

Saima Kayani, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Neurogenetics
Dr. Andrea Lowden

Andrea Lowden, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
Dr. Michelle Machie

Michelle Machie, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
Dr. Sharmistha Mitra

Sharmistha Mitra, Ph.D.

  • Instructor of Pediatrics
Dr. Felix Nitschke

Felix Nitschke, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry
Dr. Juan Pascual

Juan M. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, Physiology, and Pediatrics
  • Interests: Rare and complex diseases; mitochondrial diseases; neurogenetic disorders; neurometabolic diseases; brain metabolism; functional-brain imaging; neural excitability; synaptic transmission
Dr. Eric Remster

Eric Remster, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Concussion and traumatic brain injury; dysautonomia; intracranial pressure disorders; migraine and headache disorders
Dr. Tonia Sabo

Tonia Sabo, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Pain Management, and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Headache; concussion
Dr. Rana Said

Rana Said, M.D.

  • Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Epilepsy-intractable; ketogenic diet; treatment of refractory epilepsy; medical education
Dr. Sarah Sinnett

Sarah Sinnett, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Deepa Sirsi

Deepa Sirsi, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Genetic epilepsy syndromes
Dr. Mathew Stokes

Mathew Stokes, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Autonomic dysfunction in concussion; epidemiology and long-term outcomes following concussion
Dr. Afsaneh Talai

Afsaneh Talai, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
Dr. Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer Thomas, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
Dr. Cynthia Wang

Cynthia Wang, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Autoimmune encephalitis; acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM); multiple sclerosis; neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder; anti-NMDAR encephalitis
Jeffrey Waugh

Jeffrey L. Waugh, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Interests: Functional consequences of dystonia treatment such as deep brain stimulation; neurophysiology of the neostraitum; structural basis of dystonia