Roy J. Heyne, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, with over 35 years experience in general pediatrics, including nutrition, child abuse/neglect, developmental and behavioral medicine, and high risk infant follow-up. As Medical Director of the Thrive Program (formerly Low Birth Weight Clinic) at Children's Health Children's Medical Center Dallas, he oversees comprehensive, multi-disciplinary clinical follow-up of high-risk infants, participates in multiple national research projects, and provides education for a broad spectrum of medical trainees and staff. He is co-founder of the Low Birth Weight Development Center, and as Board Vice President he continues to oversee its provision of psychosocial-educational services to high-risk infants and their families. In the area of medical administration, he has served in multiple leadership roles at Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center Dallas over the past four decades, including Medical Staff President, Medical Director of Quality, Patient Safety Officer, and Chair of multiple committees.
- Medical School
- University of Colorado School of Medicine (1974)
- Saint Joseph Hospital - Denver, CO (1975), Rotating
- Children's Health Dallas (1978), Pediatrics
- Growth/nutrition follow-up of high risk infants
- Metabolic syndrome in high risk infants
- Neurodevelopmental follow-up of high risk infants
- Do currently recommended Bayley-III cutoffs overestimate motor impairment in infants born <27 weeks gestation?
- Duncan AF, Bann C, Boatman C, Hintz SR, Vaucher YE, Vohr BR, Yolton K, Heyne RJ J Perinatol 2015 Jan
- Neuroimaging and neurodevelopmental outcome in extremely preterm infants.
- Hintz SR, Barnes PD, Bulas D, Slovis TL, Finer NN, Wrage LA, Das A, Tyson JE, Stevenson DK, Carlo WA, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Yoder BA, Van Meurs KP, Faix RG, Rich W, Newman NS, Cheng H, Heyne RJ, Vohr BR, Acarregui MJ, Vaucher YE, Pappas A, Peralta-Carcelen M, Wilson-Costello DE, Evans PW, Goldstein RF, Myers GJ, Poindexter BB, McGowan EC, Adams-Chapman I, Fuller J, Higgins RD Pediatrics 2015 Jan 135 1 e32-42
- Elevated systolic blood pressure in preterm very-low-birth-weight infants =3 years of life.
- Duncan AF, Heyne RJ, Morgan JS, Ahmad N, Rosenfeld CR Pediatr. Nephrol. 2011 Jul 26 7 1115-21
- Comprehensive follow-up care and life-threatening illnesses among high-risk infants: A randomized controlled trial.
- Broyles RS, Tyson JE, Heyne ET, Heyne RJ, Hickman JF, Swint M, Adams SS, West LA, Pomeroy N, Hicks PJ, Ahn C JAMA 2000 Oct 284 16 2070-6
- Structural network maturation of the preterm human brain.
- Zhao T, Mishra V, Jeon T, Ouyang M, Peng Q, Chalak L, Wisnowski JL, Heyne R, Rollins N, Shu N, Huang H, Neuroimage 2019 01 185 699-710
- Valid serial length measurements in preterm infants permit characterization of growth patterns.
- Pavageau L, Rosenfeld CR, Heyne R, Brown LS, Whitham J, Lair C, Brion LP J Perinatol 2018 Sep
- Prospective research in infants with mild encephalopathy identified in the first six hours of life: neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18-22 months.
- Chalak LF, Nguyen KA, Prempunpong C, Heyne R, Thayyil S, Shankaran S, Laptook AR, Rollins N, Pappas A, Koclas L, Shah B, Montaldo P, Techasaensiri B, Sánchez PJ, Sant'Anna G Pediatr. Res. 2018 Sep
- Lenticulostriate vasculopathy in preterm infants: a new classification, clinical associations and neurodevelopmental outcome.
- Sisman J, Chalak L, Heyne R, Pritchard M, Weakley D, Brown LS, Rosenfeld CR J Perinatol 2018 Aug
- High Blood Pressure at Early School Age Among Extreme Preterms.
- Vohr BR, Heyne R, Bann C, Das A, Higgins RD, Hintz SR Pediatrics 2018 Jul
- Preterm Neuroimaging and School-Age Cognitive Outcomes.
- Hintz SR, Vohr BR, Bann CM, Taylor HG, Das A, Gustafson KE, Yolton K, Watson VE, Lowe J, DeAnda ME, Ball MB, Finer NN, Van Meurs KP, Shankaran S, Pappas A, Barnes PD, Bulas D, Newman JE, Wilson-Costello DE, Heyne RJ, Harmon HM, Peralta-Carcelen M, Adams-Chapman I, Duncan AF, Fuller J, Vaucher YE, Colaizy TT, Winter S, McGowan EC, Goldstein RF, Higgins RD Pediatrics 2018 Jun
Honors & Awards
- ARCH Employee of the Month
- Top Ten Teacher in Department of Pediatrics
- Mead Johnson National Pediatric Scholar
- Senior Clinician of the Year NCTIPA
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (2004)