UT Southwestern Neurology

State-of-the-art diagnosis/treatment of epilepsy, MS, stroke, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, dementia, spinal cord injury and brain tumors.

The UT Southwestern Department of Neurology focuses on providing the highest level of neurological care for our patients, conducting innovative research, and training the next generation of neurologists. Our vibrant Department comprises more than 75 full-time faculty and 25 adjunct or voluntary faculty in 12 specialized sections, supporting a spectrum of complex and innovative approaches to neurol

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08/19/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Waugh, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, who was selected as the NeuroNEXT Early Stage Investigator for 2021-2022 at UT Southwestern. NeuroNEXT, funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts clinical trials for treatments of #neurological diseases through partnerships with academia, private foundations, and industry. Dr. Waugh's research focus is on the genetic and structural causes of dystonia.

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Waugh, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, who was selected as the NeuroNEXT Early Stage Investigator for 2021-2022 at UT Southwestern. NeuroNEXT, funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts clinical trials for treatments of #neurological diseases through partnerships with academia, private foundations, and industry. Dr. Waugh's research focus is on the genetic and structural causes of dystonia.

08/12/2021

Dr. Susan Iannaccone, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, has taken on a new role overseeing research for the UT Southwestern Pediatric Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Iannaccone currently leads several clinical trials investigating new treatments for spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Her research has been awarded grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH), Muscular Dystrophy Association, FDA, CureSMA and others. Dr. Iannaccone and a committee will provide mentorship for residents conducting research.

Dr. Susan Iannaccone, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, has taken on a new role overseeing research for the UT Southwestern Pediatric Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Iannaccone currently leads several clinical trials investigating new treatments for spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Her research has been awarded grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH), Muscular Dystrophy Association, FDA, CureSMA and others. Dr. Iannaccone and a committee will provide mentorship for residents conducting research.

08/09/2021

Our PGY-2 class of Neurology residents is about one month in and already making a meaningful impact for our patients.
At UT Southwestern, the PGY-2 year focuses on acute care of neurologic disease and it exemplifies one of our main program objectives, “supervised autonomy." Learn more about the #Neurology #Residency Program: https://bit.ly/2U5aPXM

Our PGY-2 class of Neurology residents is about one month in and already making a meaningful impact for our patients.
At UT Southwestern, the PGY-2 year focuses on acute care of neurologic disease and it exemplifies one of our main program objectives, “supervised autonomy." Learn more about the #Neurology #Residency Program: https://bit.ly/2U5aPXM

08/04/2021

While many people sleep in on weekends, consistently getting more than nine hours a night could indicate an underlying health issue. Dr. Safia Khan, a specialist in #sleep disorders, talked with Everyday Health about the risks of sleeping too much, too often. https://bit.ly/3jjYAPL

While many people sleep in on weekends, consistently getting more than nine hours a night could indicate an underlying health issue. Dr. Safia Khan, a specialist in #sleep disorders, talked with Everyday Health about the risks of sleeping too much, too often. https://bit.ly/3jjYAPL

UT Southwestern among top 25 in nation in eight specialties ranked by U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’ 07/28/2021

UT Southwestern among top 25 in nation in eight specialties ranked by U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’

UT Southwestern among top 25 in nation in eight specialties ranked by U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’ UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top 25 hospitals nationally in eight specialties ranging from brain to heart to cancer care, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals report.

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 07/27/2021

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post

Timeline Photos 07/22/2021

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Join us for the Journey support group for #stroke survivors at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's virtual meeting will focus on medication management with Leslie Erfe, BSN, RN, CRRN, Assistant Unit Manager for the inpatient rehab units at Parkland Health and Hospital System. https://fb.me/e/UDfRdpTU

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 07/14/2021

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post

Timeline Photos 07/05/2021

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Dr. Jessica Kiarashi was lead author on a new publication that shows how racism, socioeconomic status, and geographical location contributed to inequities in treating #headache
disorders. Dr. Kiarashi, Assistant Professor of Neurology, says she hopes the research facilitates progress toward addressing the disparities. Read more: https://bit.ly/3jws5zg

Photos from UT Southwestern Neurology Residency Program's post 07/02/2021

Photos from UT Southwestern Neurology Residency Program's post

Timeline Photos 06/29/2021

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DaiWai Olson, Ph.D., RN, was awarded a D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award in the category of Research. As Director of the Neuroscience Nursing Research Center (NNRC), he forged a pathway for more than 200 RNs at UT Southwestern to conduct their own #nursing #research projects. The NNRC has published 121 articles and submitted 164 scientific abstracts. Find out how Dr. Olson helped develop innovative nursing techniques to promote safe care for COVID-19 patients. https://bit.ly/3wY6ELq

Timeline Photos 06/24/2021

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A recent donation to the O'Donnell Brain Institute has provided UT Southwestern with the first magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound in Texas. The technology is a valuable tool for the non-invasive treatment of brain disease. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3wYrhr7

Timeline Photos 06/18/2021

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Felicia Berno, B.S.N., RN-BC, Neurology Clinic, received a 2021 D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award for Direct Care. Felicia often receives positive feedback from her patients who appreciate her pro-active approach to ensuring that they understand their plan of care and have the resources they need. Among her colleagues, Felicia is known as a problem-solver who helps things run smoother in her clinical area. Congratulations, Felicia, and thank you for all you do for our patients! https://bit.ly/35wFjnB

Timeline Photos 06/16/2021

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Today we are recognizing Kellie Shaw, Child Neurology Residency Program Coordinator, for her 25 years of service to UT Southwestern. A big part of her job is assisting with the recruitment of residents and fellows as well as supporting them during their years of training. Thank you Kellie for all you do to support the field of child neurology!
https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/ctplus/stories/2021/erp21-shaw.html

Timeline Photos 06/11/2021

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We would like to extend our congratulations and gratitude to Lisa Renee Horton who is celebrating a big service milestone at UT Southwestern -- her 30-year anniversary! Lisa is currently Senior Administrative Assistant II in the Department of Neurology. She may just be the perfect combination of characteristics in a co-worker. Her colleagues describe her as professional, pleasant to be around, no-nonsense, dependable, and honest. Thank you, Lisa, for everything that you do everyday to support the Department of Neurology and the O'Donnell Brain Institute. https://bit.ly/3cpfDNs

Timeline Photos 06/11/2021

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Congratulations to Suzanne Stone, B.S.N., RN, who received a D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award. As UTSW Stroke Program Manager, Suzanne is known for providing quality #nursing care through the effective use of resources and the development of innovative programs in clinical practice, education, and research. Among her many achievements, Suzanne led the #stroke program to its first Comprehensive Stroke Center certification in 2016. https://bit.ly/3xaIjSp

Photos from UT Southwestern Neurology Residency Program's post 06/07/2021

We are so proud of our PGY-4 residents who graduated this weekend. Congratulations to you all!

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 06/02/2021

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post

05/25/2021

Neuromuscular disorder specialist Dr. Jaya Trivedi has been nominated APP Champion of the Year. This distinction is given to a UT Southwestern employee or faculty member that collaborates, influences, supports, mentors, and encourages APPs. Congratulations, Dr. Trivedi - and thank you for your leadership!

Neuromuscular disorder specialist Dr. Jaya Trivedi has been nominated APP Champion of the Year. This distinction is given to a UT Southwestern employee or faculty member that collaborates, influences, supports, mentors, and encourages APPs. Congratulations, Dr. Trivedi - and thank you for your leadership!

Timeline Photos 05/20/2021

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UT Southwestern and Children's pediatric headache specialist, Dr. Tonia Sabo, has seen how migraine pain can negatively impact a young person's life including school and family life. As one of the physicians at the only neurologist-led pediatric headache clinic in North Texas, Dr. Sabo creates a detailed action plan for each of her patients that can aid in controlling #migraines. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3u41tqV

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 05/14/2021

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post

Timeline Photos 05/11/2021

Thank you, Julie! We appreciate all that you do.

Julie Olson, Sr. Administrative Assistant to Neurology Chair, Dr. Elan Louis, was awarded the "2021 UT Southwestern Spirit of Caring Award." The award recognizes the teamwork and compassion of UT Southwestern employees who stayed on campus to do their jobs during the pandemic. Congratulations, Julie, and thank you for your service to UTSW and your colleagues!

Timeline Photos 05/07/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Safia Khan on her selection to serve on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine!

Dr. Safia Khan, an O'Donnell Brain Institute sleep disorders specialist, has been chosen to serve on the accreditation committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The committee evaluates existing accreditation programs and standards and makes all accreditation status decisions. Learn more about Dr. Khan: https://bit.ly/2SB24DJ

Timeline Photos 05/03/2021

Thank you for all you do, Memoree Lee - we appreciate you!

Memoree Lee, Certified Medical Office Assistant, Neurology Clinic, (on left) received the "2021 UT Southwestern Spirit of Caring Award" for her dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards were given to UTSW employees who remained on campus during the pandemic and who uphold our values of excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. Congratulations Memoree and thank you for your continued service to our patients!
Photo: Kimberly Kelley, BSN, RN-BC, Ambulatory Nurse Supervisor, Neurology Clinic (on right) presents Spirit of Caring Award to Memoree Lee.

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 04/30/2021

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post

Timeline Photos 04/26/2021

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Congratulations to our amazing #stroke team who once again earned accreditation for UT Southwestern as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The effort was led by Dr. Mark Johnson, Suzanne Stone, RN, and Dr. Babu Welch.
“This reaccreditation demonstrates the continued commitment of UT Southwestern to cutting-edge care for patients with complex cerebrovascular disorders and stroke,” said Dr. Mark Johnson.
“The care of patients with cerebrovascular disease is our history, our mission, and our passion,” Dr. Welch added.

04/23/2021

Neurologists from all over the world are meeting online this week for the Annual American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting.
The conference is also for administrative leaders like Debra Clamp, FACMPE, who is manager of the UT Southwestern Neurology Clinic. Debra shared her expertise with administrators from around the country on improving access for patients and optimizing the clinical workflow. Great work, Debra!

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 04/16/2021

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post

Timeline Photos 04/14/2021

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Early-career scientists studying nervous system function are invited to apply to our Neural Scientist Training Program. Fellows like Emre Caglayan in @konopkalab receive mentorship and funding to support their growth into academic leaders. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2PRek1Z

Dr. Garzon-Muvdi - Head for the Cure 5K 2021 03/31/2021

Dr. Garzon-Muvdi - Head for the Cure 5K 2021

Dr. Garzon-Muvdi - Head for the Cure 5K 2021 Sign up today to join Dr. Garzon-Muvdi and the UT Southwestern O'Donnell Brain Institute team in the virtual Head for the Cure 5K

Dr. Lega – Head for the Cure 5K 2021 03/30/2021

Dr. Lega – Head for the Cure 5K 2021

Dr. Lega – Head for the Cure 5K 2021 Sign up today to join Dr. Lega and the UT Southwestern O'Donnell Brain Institute team in the virtual Head for the Cure 5K

03/29/2021

Dr. Deborah Friedman has been named the recipient of the American Headache Society® (AHS) 2021 John R. Graham Lecture Award. This honor highlights Dr. Friedman's service to the AHS and the field of Headache Medicine as a clinician and educator. Congratulations, Dr. Friedman!

Dr. Deborah Friedman has been named the recipient of the American Headache Society® (AHS) 2021 John R. Graham Lecture Award. This honor highlights Dr. Friedman's service to the AHS and the field of Headache Medicine as a clinician and educator. Congratulations, Dr. Friedman!

03/24/2021

We are SO EXCITED to announce our incoming Adult Neurology and Neuro/Psych Class of 2025. Welcome to the UTSW Neurology family!⁣⁣
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𝐒𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐚𝐚𝐢𝐳 𝐄𝐧𝐚𝐦: Aga Khan University Medical College⁣⁣
𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐊𝐞𝐫: Tulane University School of Medicine⁣⁣
𝐑𝐚𝐦𝐲𝐚 𝐊𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲: UTSW Medical School⁣⁣
𝐒𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐧 𝐋𝐲𝐧𝐜𝐡: Boston University School of Medicine⁣⁣
𝐊𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐨𝐮𝐢: UTSW Medical School⁣⁣
𝐕𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐧𝐚𝐯𝐢 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐌𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐲: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine⁣⁣
𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐍𝐠𝐮𝐲𝐞𝐧: UTSW Medical School⁣⁣
𝐅𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐨𝐥𝐚 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐳𝐮𝐞𝐥𝐚: UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine⁣⁣
𝐍𝐢𝐥 𝐒𝐚𝐞𝐳 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐬: Universidat de Barcelona Facultat de Medicina⁣⁣
𝐄𝐧𝐫𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐮 𝐇𝐚𝐧: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Faculdad de Medicina⁣⁣
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03/12/2021

Sign up to join the UT Southwestern team for the 3rd annual Miles for Migraine virtual event. Funds raised in support of the walk/run go to UTSW's Headache Fellowship program. The event offers a 2 mile walk, 5k run and a 10k run and takes place March 17-25. https://bit.ly/3rHa42w

Sign up to join the UT Southwestern team for the 3rd annual Miles for Migraine virtual event. Funds raised in support of the walk/run go to UTSW's Headache Fellowship program. The event offers a 2 mile walk, 5k run and a 10k run and takes place March 17-25. https://bit.ly/3rHa42w

03/05/2021

#NorthTexas - Sign up your team today! Each registered Team Captain will receive a Team Captain kit and will include a one-of-a-kind Team Captain t-shirt, a selfie cut-out, Wall of Hope cards, event poster, virtual event instructions, and more! headforthecure.org/north-texas

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