Kimberly Dianne Goodspeed, MD $$

Pediatric Neurologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2012)
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2018), Neurodevelopmental Medicine
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2014), Pediatrics
Board Certification
American Board of Psy&Neurology/Child Neurology
  • Research Interests

    • Phelan-McDermid syndrome
    • Pitt-Hopkins syndrome
    • Rare genetic developmental disorders in children
    • Rett syndrome
    • SLC6A1-related disorders
  • Publications

    • Current knowledge of SLC6A1-related neurodevelopmental disorders. Goodspeed K, Pérez-Palma E, Iqbal S, Cooper D, Scimemi A, Johannesen KM, Stefanski A, Demarest S, Helbig KL, Kang J, Shaffo FC, Prentice B, Brownstein CA, Lim B, Helbig I, De Los Reyes E, McKnight D, Crunelli V, Campbell AJ, Møller RS, Freed A, Lal D, Brain communications 2020 2 2 fcaa170
    • Bringing everyone to the table - findings from the 2018 Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation International Conference. Goodspeed K, Bliss G, Linnehan D, Orphanet journal of rare diseases 2020 06 15 1 152
    • Analysis of recent shared ancestry in a familial cohort identifies coding and noncoding autism spectrum disorder variants. Tuncay IO, Parmalee NL, Khalil R, Kaur K, Kumar A, Jimale M, Howe JL, Goodspeed K, Evans P, Alzghoul L, Xing C, Scherer SW, Chahrour MH, NPJ genomic medicine 2022 Feb 7 1 13
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Neurology
    • American Neurological Association
    • American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy
    • Child Neurology Society
    • Dallas Pediatric Society
    • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2020-2021
    • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care 2020, UT Southwestern
    • NeuroNEXT Early Stage Investigator Award 2019, UT Southwestern
    • Swim with the Sharks finalist 2018, UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine
    • Research Scholar 2016, American Neurological Association
    • Research Scholar 2016, Rare Disease Clinical Research Network Scholar
    • Pediatric Intern of the Year 2013, UT Southwestern
    • Merck Manual Award 2012, UT Health Science Center at Houston Medical School
    • Medical Student of the Year 2011, Texas Medical Association

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