Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Stehel cares for patients in the Newborn Nursery at Parkland Health and Hospital System, as part of the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern. Dr Stehel is a member of the Texas Pediatric Society Fetus and Newborn committee. Her interests are breastfeeding, hearing impairment and cytomegalovirus infection (CMV). She has presented and published on CMV infection in the newborn. Dr Stehel attended medical school at The University of Texas Southwestern and graduated in 1997. She completed her Pediatrics Residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas in 2000. After completion of her residency she joined the faculty at UTSW and has been working as a general pediatrician in the Newborn Nursery since. Dr Stehel enjoys teaching medical students and residents. A particular interest of hers is the development of a commitment to life-long learning during residency. She has been recognized as an excellent teacher by the Pediatric Residents on several occasions. She coordinates the 3rd and 4th year medical student clerkships in the newborn nursery. She is also a UTSW college mentor for a small group of first year medical students. Dr. Stehel has been married for 9 years. She enjoys running with her husband Ed. They have completed many events including a marathon. You can find them outside with their daughter Emery.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Children's Health Dallas (1997-1998), Pediatrics
  • Residency - Children's Health Dallas (1998-2000), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1993-1997)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Pediatric Society, Member (2002)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (2003)
  • Dallas Area Breastfeeding Alliance (2009)
  • International Lactation Consultant Association (2010)
  • Texas Medical Association (2012)
Honors & Awards
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of California at San Diego
  • Top Ten Faculty Teachers 2002-2004, Pediatric Residents, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas
  • Grass Roots Teaching Award 2006, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas
Books & Publications
Research
  • Resident and Medical Student Education
  • Pneumonia, Hypocalcemia, and Gentamicin in the Term and Near-Term Neonate
  • CMV and hearing impairment
  • Breastfeeding