Sheryl Frierson, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental / Behavioral Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Board certified in neurodevelopmental disabilities and also in pediatrics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021. Dr. Frierson is the medical director of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite for Children.

Dr. Frierson earned her medical degree at the University of California at San Diego. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at Oakland Children’s Hospital. After seven years working in general pediatrics practice in California and Oregon, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland, to complete a fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. In 2005, Dr. Frierson completed a subsequent fellowship in brain injuries at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Research Interest

  • How public policy impacts identification of dyslexia
  • Reading outcomes of children with dyslexia
  • The impact of comorbid disorders like ADHD on reading achievement

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (2010)
  • International Dyslexia Association (2010)
  • Kennedy Fellows Association (2000)
  • Society for Pediatric Research (2010)