Biography

Roy J. Heyne, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, with over 35 years experience in general pediatrics, including nutrition, developmental and behavioral medicine, and high risk infant follow-up. As Medical Director of the Thrive Program (formerly Low Birth Weight Clinic) at Children's Health Children's Medical Center Dallas, he oversees comprehensive, multi-disciplinary clinical follow-up of high-risk infants, participates in multiple national research projects, and provides education for a broad spectrum of medical trainees and staff. He is co-founder of the Low Birth Weight Development Center, and as Board Vice President he continues to oversee its provision of psychosocial-educational services to high-risk infants and their families. In the area of medical administration, he serves as Patient Safety Officer at Children's Health Children's Medical Center Dallas, with over 30 years experience in quality management.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Colorado School of Medicine (1970-1974)
  • Internship - Saint Joseph Hospital - Denver, CO (1974-1975), Rotating
  • Residency - Children's Health Dallas (1975-1978), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (2004)
Honors & Awards
  • Senior Clinician of the Year NCTIPA 1987
  • Mead Johnson National Pediatric Scholar 1992
  • Top Ten Teacher in Department of Pediatrics 2004
  • ARCH Employee of the Month 2006
Books & Publications
Research
  • Neurodevelopmental follow-up of high risk infants
  • Metabolic syndrome in high risk infants
  • Growth/nutrition follow-up of high risk infants

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Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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