Dr. Michelle Machie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in biology at the University of Texas at Austin. She moved to Dallas, Texas after college to complete her medical degree, general pediatrics residency, and pediatric neurology fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her research is focused on the use of advanced imaging techniques to better predict developmental outcomes of neonates after perinatal brain injuries. She completed an additional fellowship in Fetal and Neonatal Neurology at UT Southwestern and her clinical focus includes the prenatal diagnosis and prognosis of brain anomalies, neonatal intensive neurological care, and dedicated post NICU developmental follow up. Dr. Machie is interested in medical student outreach and mentorship to foster diversity in medicine.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2013)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2015), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2018), Child Neurology

Research Interest

  • Developmental outcomes after Neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or meningitis
  • The use of MRI and DTI as a tool to evaluate the fetal brain and congenital brain malformations

Honors & Awards

  • Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity Award
  • Pediatric Neurology Resident Excellence in Care Award
    Children's Health (2018)
  • Pellock Resident Seminar on Epilepsy Program
    Awarded Scholarship (2017)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • Society of Pediatric Research