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 30 years experience in general pediatrics, including nutrition, developmental and behavioral medicine, and high risk infant follow-up. As Medical Director of the Low Birth Weight Clinic at Childrens Medical Center in 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 Medical Director of Quality for Childrens Medical Center, with over 25 years experience in quality management.


Medical School
University of Colorado School of Medicine (1974)
Saint Joseph Hospital - Denver, CO (1975), Rotating
Children's Medical Center (1978), Pediatrics

Specialty Areas


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature infants with severe respiratory failure enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of inhaled nitric oxide
Hintz SR, Van Meurs KP, Perritt R, Poole WK, Das A, Stevenson DK, Ehrenkranz RA, Lemons JA, VOhr BR, Heyne R, et. al. J Pediatrics 2007 151 16-22
Comprehensive Follow-up Care and Life-Threatening Illnesses Among High-Risk Infants
Broyles RS, Tyson JE, Heyne RJ, et al JAMA 2000

Honors & Awards

  • ARCH Employee of the Month
  • Top Ten Teacher in Department of Pediatrics
  • Mead Johnson National Pediatric Scholar
  • Senior Clinician of the Year NCTIPA

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Childrens Medical Center, Medical Director of Quality
  • Low Birth Weight Development Center,Board Vice President