Sailaja Golla, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Pediatrics, Neurology & Neurotherapeutics

Biography

Dr.Golla has a background in Neurology and Neurodevelopmental disabilities, with specific subspecialty training in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. She is board certified in Pediatric Neurology. She has done graduate coursework in Clinical Research Design and Analysis, Protocol Development, Biostatistics and other relevant courses offered by the Department of Clinical Sciences. Her previous research experience in the Department of Neurology under the supervision of Dr. Juan Pascual includes a study evaluating the role of Biochemical, Clinical, Radiologic and Genotypic Analysis in identification of MELAS. She has previously worked under the mentorship of Dr. Iannaccone to study dystrophinopathy as cause of muscle weakness in young girls presenting with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy phenotype and recently published in the Journal Of clinical Neuromuscular Diseases. She is currently applying for a grant as a PI to study "The Neurocognitive Impairment in Patients with Dystrophinopathies."She has completed her NDD training under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Evans. She is currently a Co Investigator  in the study "To assess efficacy of Buspirone in Young Children with Autism". She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Neurolgy specifically specialized to see patients with Neurodevelopmental Disabilties which include Autism, Developmental Delay, Learning Disabilities, Traumatic Brain injury,Fragile X syndrome  and ADHD. She is the director of the POST ECMO Neurodevelopmental clinic for the past 2 years.

Education

Internship Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (1999), Rotating
Medical School Vijaynagar Institue of Medical Sciences (2000)
Residency Brooklyn Hospital Center (2003), Pediatrics
Residency The Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2004), Pediatrics
Residency UT Southwestern / Children's Medical Center (2008), Child Neurology
Fellowship UT Southwestern / Children's Medical Center (2010), Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Autistic Disorder
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Learning Disorders
  • Neuro-Developmental Disorders

Research Interests

  • Autism and learning disabilties
  • Cognitive disabilties in patients with Dystrophinopathies
  • Dystrophinopathy in young girls
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Long term Neurodevelopmental Sequale of Patients exposed to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • MELAS (Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke like episodes)

Publications

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Honors/Awards

  • Leon Weisberg Award, Department of Neurology, UT Southwestern
    (2009)
  • Teva Neuroscience Award, Department of Neurology, UT Southwestern, 2007 and 2008
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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Texas medical association (2010)
  • Child Neurology Society (2006)
  • American Academy of Neurology