Lauren Dengle Sanchez, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in general pediatric neurology, neurofibromatosis, neuro-oncology, and Tourette syndrome.

After earning her medical degree at the UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School, Dr. Dengle completed residencies in pediatrics and child neurology at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a special qualification in child neurology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014.

Among her other roles, Dr. Dengle is the Associate Program Director of the UT Southwestern Pediatric Neurology Residency and a member of the Neurofibromatosis Clinic and the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia team. She also serves on the Program Director Committee at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

In addition, she is a member of the American Academy of Neurology’s Consortium of Neurology Program Directors. In 2021, she was listed among D Magazine’s Best Doctors and Pediatric Specialists for Pediatric Neurology.

Personal Note

When she is not at work, Dr. Dengle enjoys spending time with her family, reading, working crossword puzzles, and going to escape rooms.

Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011-2014), Child Neurology
  • Residency - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2009-2011), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (2005-2009), Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
Honors & Awards
  • Best Doctors and Pediatric Specialists: Pediatric Neurology 2021, D Magazine
  • Outstanding Mentorship Award 2018, Frisco Independent School District
  • Resident Excellence in Care Award 2014, Children’s Medical Center, Neuroscience Nursing Floor
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • Acute Seizure in Children in the Emergency Setting. S Auvin and R Sankar (eds.) in Patients with Epilepsy at the Emergency Setting.
      Dolce A and Hartman A (2013), Montrouge, France, John Libbey Eurotext
  • Publications
    • Aberrant Drp1-mediated mitochondrial division presents in humans with variable outcomes.
      Whitley BN, Lam C, Cui H, Haude K, Bai R, Escobar L, Hamilton A, Brady L, Tarnopolsky MA, Dengle L, Picker J, Lincoln S, Lackner LL, Glass IA, Hoppins S, Human molecular genetics 2018 11 27 21 3710-3719
    • Identification of novel candidate disease genes from de novo exonic copy number variants.
      Gambin T, Yuan B, Bi W, Liu P, Rosenfeld JA, Coban-Akdemir Z, Pursley AN, Nagamani SCS, Marom R, Golla S, Dengle L, Petrie HG, Matalon R, Emrick L, Proud MB, Treadwell-Deering D, Chao HT, Koillinen H, Brown C, Urraca N, Mostafavi R, Bernes S, Roeder ER, Nugent KM, Bader PI, Bellus G, Cummings M, Northrup H, Ashfaq M, Westman R, Wildin R, Beck AE, Immken L, Elton L, Varghese S, Buchanan E, Faivre L, Lefebvre M, Schaaf CP, Walkiewicz M, Yang Y, Kang SL, Lalani SR, Bacino CA, Beaudet AL, Breman AM, Smith JL, Cheung SW, Lupski JR, Patel A, Shaw CA, Stankiewicz P Genome medicine 2017 Sep 9 1 83
  • Neuro oncology

Clinical Focus

  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neurofibromatosis

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