Dr Stehel is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (UTSW). In this position she cares for patients in the Newborn Nursery at Parkland Health and Hospital System. Dr Stehel is a member of the Texas Pediatric Society Fetus and Newborn committee. Her interests are breastfeeding, hearing impairment and cytomegalovirus infection (CMV). She has presented and published on CMV infection in the newborn. Dr Stehel attended medical school at The University of Texas Southwestern and graduated in 1997. She completed her Pediatrics Residency at Childrena??s Medical Center in Dallas in 2000. After completion of her residency she joined the faculty at UTSW and has been working as a general pediatrician in the Newborn Nursery since. Dr Stehel enjoys teaching medical students and residents. A particular interest of hers is the development of a commitment to life long learning during residency. She has been recognized as an excellent teacher by the Pediatric Residents on several occasions. She coordinates the 3rd and 4th year medical student clerkships in the newborn nursery. She is also a UTSW college mentor for a small group of first year medical students. Dr Stehel has been married for 9 years. She enjoys running with her husband Ed. They have completed many events including a marathon. You can find them outside with their daughter Emery.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1997)
Children's Medical Center (1998), Pediatrics
Children's Medical Center (2000), Pediatrics

Research Interest

  • Breastfeeding
  • CMV and hearing impairment
  • Pneumonia, Hypocalcemia, and Gentamicin in the Term and Near-Term Neonate
  • Resident and Medical Student Education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Newborn Hearing Screening and Detection of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection
Elizabeth K. Stehel, MD, Angela G. Shoup, PhD, Kristine E Owen, AuD, Gregory L. Jackson, MD, MBA, Dorothy M. Sendelbach, MD, Linda F. Boney, MT, ASCP, Pablo J. Sanchez, MD Pediatrics May 2008 Volume 121, Number 5 907-975
Evaluation of a Transcutaneous Jaundice Meter Following Hospital Discharge in Term and Near-Term Neonates.
W Engle, G Jackson, E Stehel, D Sendelbach, D Manning. J. Perinatology 2005 25 486-490
Pneumonia in term neonates: laboratory studies and duration of antibiotic therapy
Engle WD. Jackson GL. Sendelbach DM. Stehel EK. Ford DM. McHugh KM. Norris MR. Vedro DA. Journal of Perinatology 2003
Association of hypocalcemia with a change in gentamicin administration in neonates.
Jackson GL. Sendelbach DM. Stehel EK. Baum MG. Manning MD. Engle WD. Pediatric Nephrology 2003 18 653-656

Honors & Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude, University of California at San Diego

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Pediatric Society