Dr. Timmons is was born in South Carolina and raised primarily in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Davidson College in Davidson, NC, as an undergraduate, followed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the M.D.-Ph.D. program, where he completed his doctoral dissertation under Dr. Neil Kirkman in the Division of Human Genetics and Metabolism. He did a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and served as Chief Resident during his senior year. He then did a two year fellowship in Anatomic and Clinical Pediatric Pathology at The Children's Hospital in Denver, where he studied with Dr. J. Bruce Beckwith.

Dr. Timmons joined the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1988 in the Division of Pediatric Pathology, based at Children's Medical Center Dallas. He participates in the service activities of the Surgical Pathology, Hematopathology, and Autopsy services. He is active on the Medical Staff of Children's, having chaired the Transfusion, By-Laws, and Medical Records Committees of the hospital, and was recognized in 2001 for leading a task force that completely revised the hospital constitution. He also participates in the Perinatal Autopsy service at Parkland Memorial Hospital. In 2002, he was named Director of Resident Training for the Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern.

He is currently a representative-at-large to the leadership council of the Program Directors Section of the Association of Pathology Chairs. He is also active in the Society for Pediatric Pathology, having served on the Education, Abstract, Practice and Long-Term Planning Committees and Sub-Committees of that Society and as Chair of the Slide Survey program of the Society. He is currently Chair of the Fellowship Committee and a member of the Council of the Society.


Medical School
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (1977)
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (1982)
Northwestern U. Medical Ctr.-Chicago (1983), Pathology
Northwestern U. Medical Ctr.-Chicago (1985), Pathology
Children's Hospital of Denver (1988), Pediatric Pathology

Research Interest

  • Genetic analysis of hemoglobinopathies
  • Pathology of pediatric tumors


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Low-grade Bone Lesions in Survivors of Childhood Medulloblastoma/Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor.
Koral K, Roy D, Timmons CF, Gargan L, Bowers DC Acad Radiol 2012 Jan 19 1 35-9
Melanotic Neuroectodermal Tumor of Infancy: Report of One Calvarial Lesion with T1 Shortening and One Maxillary Lesion.
Koral K, Derinkuyu B, Timmons C, Schwartz-Dabney CL, Swift D Clin Imaging 2010 34 5 382-384
Unusual case of Epstein-Barr virus DNA tissue positive: blood negative in a patient with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.
Levenson BM, Ali SA, Timmons CF, Mittal N, Muthukumar A, Payne DA Pediatr Transplant 2009 Feb 13 1 134-8
Imaging characteristics of atypical teratoid-rhabdoid tumor in children compared with medulloblastoma.
Koral K, Gargan L, Bowers DC, Gimi B, Timmons CF, Weprin B, Rollins NK AJR Am J Roentgenol 2008 Mar 190 3 809-14
A severely affected female infant with x-linked dominant chondrodysplasia punctata: a case report and a brief review of the literature.
Rakheja D, Read CP, Hull D, Boriack RL, Timmons CF Pediatr. Dev. Pathol. 2007 Mar-Apr 10 2 142-8
KAI-1 expression in pediatric high-grade osteosarcoma.
Leavey PJ, Timmons C, Frawley W, Lombardi D, Ashfaq R Pediatr. Dev. Pathol. 2006 May-Jun 9 3 219-24
Absence of expression of SMARCB1/INI1 in malignant rhabdoid tumors of the central nervous system, kidneys and soft tissue: an immunohistochemical study with implications for diagnosis.
Sigauke E, Rakheja D, Maddox DL, Hladik CL, White CL, Timmons CF, Raisanen J Mod. Pathol. 2006 May 19 5 717-25

Honors & Awards

  • Society for Pediatric Pathology
    Distinguished Colleague Award for outstanding service and leadership (2012)
  • Medical Student Teaching Award
    MSII Pathology Course - Small group teaching (2006)
  • Medical Student Teaching Award
    MSII Pathology Course - Small group teaching (2004)
  • Medical Student Teaching Award
    MSII Pathology Course - Small group teaching (2002)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Board of Pathology (2015)
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (2013)
  • American Society for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (2009)
  • Association of Pathology Chairs - Program Directors Section (2002)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (1989)
  • College of American Pathologists (1989)
  • U.S. & Canadian Academy of Pathology (1989)
  • Society for Pediatric Pathology (1986)
  • American Society of Human Genetics (1980)