Cindy Wang, M.D.

Cindy Wang, M.D.

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Autoimmune Neurology
  • Demyelinating Disorders


Cynthia Wang, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in autoimmune neurology (specifically, autoimmune encephalitis, autoimmune epilepsy, and anti-NMDAR encephalitis) and demyelinating disorders (specifically, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, MOG antibody disease, optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis [ADEM]).

Dr. Wang earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. She completed a residency in child neurology at the University of Michigan Health System and gained advanced training in autoimmune neurology as the James T. Lubin Fellow in Rare Neuroimmunological Diseases at UT Southwestern.

Certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a special qualification in child neurology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Dr. Wang is the Neuroimmunology Fellowship Coordinator at UT Southwestern. She also serves on the Pediatric Neurology Residency Interview Committee and the Pediatric Neurology Resident Scholarly Advancement Committee for the Child Neurology Program at Children’s Health.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society, as well as an ad hoc reviewer for the journals Neurology, Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders, and Pediatric Neurology.

Dr. Wang’s clinical research interests include improving the diagnosis and treatment of antibody-negative autoimmune encephalitis and studying the long-term neuropsychological outcomes in children with autoimmune brain disorders. She has presented widely and published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals related to her clinical interests. Her publications include a contribution to the book Neuroimmunology: Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune Neurology and Related Diseases.

Personal Note

When she’s not at work, Dr. Wang enjoys rock climbing, roller skating, and drawing and painting.

Education & Training
  • Internship - University of Michigan Health System (2011-2013), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2007-2011)
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016-2018), Autoimmune Neurology
  • Residency - University of Michigan Health System (2013-2016), Child Neurology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
Honors & Awards
  • James T. Lubin Fellow in Rare Neuroimmunological Diseases 2016-2018, Transverse Myelitis Association
  • Summer Medical Student Research Grant 2008, UT Southwestern
  • Undergraduate Research Programs Grant 2006, Stanford University
  • Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society 2005-2006
Books & Publications
  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Clinical Focus

  • Autoimmune Neurology
  • Demyelinating Disorders

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