Ngoc L. Van Horn, M.D., attended Texas A&M University from 2003 – 2007, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She attended medical school at the Texas A&M School of Medicine in College Station, Texas and graduated in 2007. This was then followed by a Pediatric Residency from 2011 – 2014 at Scott and White McLane Children's Hospital associated with Texas A&M. Dr. Van Horn then went on to complete a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship from 2014 – 2017 at Saint Louis University Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in Saint Louis, Missouri.

She joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2017 and is currently double-boarded in General Pediatrics, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Presently, Dr. Van Horn is the Faculty Lead for Simulation Medicine for the Department of Pediatrics and Director of Education for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


Medical School
Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine (2011)
Baylor Scott & White Health, Risk Management (2014), Pediatrics
Saint Louis University Medical Center (2017), Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Research Interest

  • Disaster Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Quality Improvement
  • Resident Education
  • Simulation Education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Comparison of Procalcitonin With Commonly Used Biomarkers and Algorithms for Evaluating Suspected Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection in the Emergency Department
van der Laan L., Gaines N., Van Horn, N., Jo C., Ma Y., Copley L. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2023 43 2 e168-e173
Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric ED: A Case-based Self-directed Learning Module.
Paladugu S., Van Horn N., Kulstad C. 2022 74
Objective Evaluation of a Simulation Course for Residents in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department: Breaking Bad News.
Yuan YY, Scott S, Van Horn N, Oke O, Okada P, Cureus 2019 Jan 11 1 e3903
Feasibility of a Novel Combination of Influenza Vaccinations and Child Passenger Safety Seat Fittings in a Drive-through Clinic Setting.
Le N, Charney RL, Gerard J Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2017 May 1-5

Honors & Awards

  • UTSW Pediatric Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award
  • SSM Cardinal Glennon SSMile Award
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resident of the Year
  • Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society Nominee
  • Golden Apple Award Recipient
    Texas A&M University (2012-2013)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics