Juan M Pascual, MD $$

Pediatric Neurologist

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Juan Pascual, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurologist at Children’s Health who specializes in genetic and metabolic diseases of the nervous and neuromuscular systems.

Dr. Pascual received his medical degree from the Universidad de Granada in Spain and his Ph.D. in molecular physiology and biophysics from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He also received residency training in pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital and in neurology and pediatric neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York/Columbia University Medical Center.

As one of few actively practicing pediatric neurologists in the nation who is also a laboratory scientist, Dr. Pascual is interested in the molecular mechanisms that cause inherited metabolic and excitability disorders using electrophysiology and nuclear magnetic resonance (MRI) both in human subjects and in models of human diseases.

His laboratory is located in the newest biomedical research building (NL) at UT Southwestern and is an integral part of the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics. The laboratory is home to scientists from very broad backgrounds and levels of training and expertise who have joined efforts to endow both pediatric neurology and human developmental neuroscience with a strong scientific basis.

As a clinician, Dr. Pascual specializes in genetic and metabolic diseases of the nervous and neuromuscular systems of infants, children and adults, with a particular emphasis on complex diagnostic problems, second opinions for patients visiting from the rest of the U.S. and abroad, and in clinical trials.

Dr. Pascual received certification in neurology with Special Qualification in child neurology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has special clinical research expertise in rare diseases, glucose metabolism, mitochondrial, degenerative and multi-organ disorders. 

Education and Training

Medical School
Universidad de Granada (1990)
Washington University School of Medicine (1999), Pediatrics
Columbia Univ College of Phys & Surgeons (2002), Pediatric Neurology
Graduate School
Baylor College of Medicine (1995)
Board Certification
American Board of Psy&Neurology/Child Neurology


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