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Dr. Patricia Evans serves as the Director of the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, which includes an ACGME-accredited, 4 year core residency in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Dr. Evans received her MD from Texas Tech University School of Medicine, and completed her pediatric training at Texas Tech University Health Science Center; her Adult and Pediatric Neurology training at UT Southwestern School of Medicine; and her fellowship in Cognitive Development through the NIH at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Evans received her Ph.D. in research psychology through Walden University.  She completed the Palatucci Fellowship in Advocacy (AAN); and was formerly the chair of the Ethics Section for the AAN.  She carries board certification in Pediatrics (ABP), Neurology with Special Qualification in Pediatric Neurology (AAN), and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (AAN).  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Pediatrics; she is a member of the Child Neurology Society (CNS).  Special research interests include Fragile X Syndrome; Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan; and neuroethics in the pediatric setting, particularly in the context of end-of-life decision making. Dr. Evans has authored a textbook on Autism Spectrum Disorder; as well as several book chapters on autism as well as ethics.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (1983-1986), Pediatrics
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1992-1995), Pediatric Neurology
  • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1995-1996), Neurology
  • Fellowship - Wake Forest University School of Medicine (2004-2004), Pediatric Neurology
  • Fellowship - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center (1994-1994), Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Fellowship - Wake Forest University School of Medicine (1993-1993), Epilepsy
  • Medical School - Texas Tech University School of Medicine (1979-1983)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Walden University (2013-2014), Research Psychology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1986)
  • Child Neurology Society (1992)
  • American Academy of Neurology (1992)
  • Fragile X National Foundation (2012)
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Neurologist of Dallas, D Magazine (2002, 2012)
  • America's Top Pediatricians 2004-2006, Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • Donald Palatucci Fellowship for Patient Advocacy 2005
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology 2007
  • Neurology-on-the-Hill Spokesperson for the 2008 Leadership Development Program 2008, American Academy of Neurology
  • Best Pediatric Specialists 2013-2014, D Magazine
Books & Publications
Research
  • Down's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Fragile X

Clinical Focus

  • General Neurology

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