Biography

My clinical interests include stroke in children and the neurologic complications of sickle cell disease. We have a special Sickle Cell Neurology Clinic, a Pediatric Stroke Clinic and a Multidisciplinary Pediatric Stroke Clinic at Childrens Medical Center Dallas.

Education

Medical School
Columbia University (1995)
Internship
Children's Medical Center (1996), Pediatrics
Residency
Children's Medical Center (1997), Pediatrics
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2000), Pediatric Neurology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Research Interest

    • Alternative etiologies for stroke in sickle cell disease
    • Cerebrovascular disease
    • Neurologic complications of sickle cell disease
    • Neurologic injury in children with acute anemia
    • Pediatric stroke
    • Sturge-Weber syndrome

    Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    The Cerebral Vasculopathy of PHACES Syndrome
    Heyer GL, Dowling MM, Licht DJ,, Tay SK-H, Morel K, Garzon MC, Meyers P Stroke 2008 39 308-316
    The Cerebral Vasculopathy of PHACES Syndrome
    Heyer GL, Dowling MM, Licht DJ,, Tay SK-H, Morel K, Garzon MC, Meyers P Stroke 2008 39 308-316
    Sturge-Weber Syndrome Associated with Other Abnormalities
    Comi AM, Mehta P, Hatfield LA, Dowling MM Arch Neurol 2005 62 1924-1927
    Idiopathic Ischemic Cerebral Infarction in Childhood: Depiction of Arterial Abnormalities by MR Angiography and Catheter Angiography
    Rollins,N., Dowling, M., Booth, T., and Purdy,P. and Purdy, P. Am J Neuroradiol 2000 21 549-555
    Acute Onset of Chorea and Dystonia Following a Febrile Illness in a 1-year-old Boy
    Dowling,M.M., and Chudnow, R.S. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology 1999 6 (3) 216-220
    Expression of Odorant Receptor Genes in the Catfish Olfactory Epithelium
    Ngai,J., Chess, A., Dowling,M.M., and Axel, R. Chemical Senses 1993 18 (2) 209-216

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Academy of Neurology
    • Child Neurology Society