Jessica Moreland, M.D.

Jessica Moreland, M.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty Development

  • Thomas Fariss Marsh, Jr. Chair in Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - Critical Care


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Jessica Moreland received her bachelor’s degree in zoology from Duke University. She obtained her M.D. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1992. Dr. Moreland remained at Vanderbilt University for her residency training in pediatrics and her fellowship training in pediatric critical care. After completion of all of her postgraduate training, she was recruited to join the faculty at the University of Iowa. 

Dr. Moreland was appointed as an Assistant Professor on the tenure track in 1998 and rose to the rank of Professor with Tenure in 2013. Her research focus has centered broadly on the theme of neutrophil-based inflammation. While on faculty at the University of Iowa, Dr. Moreland served initially as the Fellowship Director for Pediatric Critical Care and served as the Division Director prior to joining UT Southwestern. 

Dr. Moreland took over as the Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care at UT Southwestern in January of 2014. She is currently the Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and the Thomas Fariss Marsh, Jr. Chair in Pediatrics.

Dr. Moreland was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018 and 2022 and its Best Pediatric Specialists list for 2020 and 2021.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1995-1998), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1992-1995), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1988-1992)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Society for Leukocyte Biology
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • American Pediatric Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor, 2018, 2022
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist, 2015, 2020-2021
  • Election to American Pediatric Society 2013
  • Best Doctors in America 2012-2013, Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Above and Beyond Award 2005-2006, University of Iowa Health Care
  • Election to Society for Pediatric Research 2001
  • Elliot V. Newman Award 1997, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Forum
  • House Officer Research Award 1995, Society for Pediatric Research
  • David Karzon Award 1995, Vanderbilt University, Department of Pediatrics
  • Amos Christie Award in Pediatrics 1995, Vanderbilt University Medical School
  • 1992 Alpha Omega Alpha 1992, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Books & Publications
  • Translational analysis of neutrophil activation state during cardiopulmonary bypass and during chronic inflammatory disease
  • Neutrophil priming
  • NADPH oxidase and reactive oxygen species signaling
  • Inflammation and the resolution of inflammation
  • Granule and vesicle exocytosis

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