Jeffrey L. Elliott, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Elliott earned his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed a residency in neurology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and received advanced training through a neuromuscular disease fellowship at Washington University Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1997.

Dr. Elliott is head of the neuromuscular section of the neuromuscular division in the Department of Neurology and is Director of the MDA/ALS Clinic at UT Southwestern. He’s a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. In 2018, he earned the Trephined Cranium Award for Excellence in Neurology Teaching.


Medical School
Washington University School of Medicine (1988)
Jewish Hospital of St. Louis (1989), Internal Medicine
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (1992), Neurology
Washington University in St. Louis (1994), Neuromuscular Disease

Research Interest

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Energetics


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Brachial amyotrophic diplegia: a slowly progressive motor neuron disorder.
Katz JS, Wolfe GI, Andersson PB, Saperstein DS, Elliott JL, Nations SP, Bryan WW, Barohn RJ Neurology 1999 Sep 53 5 1071-6
Mutation analysis in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy.
Nevo Y, Al-Lozi M, Parsadanian AS, Elliott JL, Connolly AM, Pestronk A Pediatr. Neurol. 1999 Jul 21 1 456-9
A clearer view of upper motor neuron dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Elliott JL Arch. Neurol. 1998 Jul 55 7 910-2
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy IIB: clinical and electrodiagnostic characteristics.
Elliott JL, Kwon JM, Goodfellow PJ, Yee WC Neurology 1997 Jan 48 1 23-8
Motor neuron growth factors.
Elliott JL, Snider WD Neurology 1996 Oct 47 4 Suppl 2 S47-53
BAX is required for neuronal death after trophic factor deprivation and during development.
Deckwerth TL, Elliott JL, Knudson CM, Johnson EM, Snider WD, Korsmeyer SJ Neuron 1996 Sep 17 3 401-11
Motor neurons in Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase-deficient mice develop normally but exhibit enhanced cell death after axonal injury.
Reaume AG, Elliott JL, Hoffman EK, Kowall NW, Ferrante RJ, Siwek DF, Wilcox HM, Flood DG, Beal MF, Brown RH, Scott RW, Snider WD Nat. Genet. 1996 May 13 1 43-7
Assignment of a second Charcot-Marie-Tooth type II locus to chromosome 3q.
Kwon JM, Elliott JL, Yee WC, Ivanovich J, Scavarda NJ, Moolsintong PJ, Goodfellow PJ Am. J. Hum. Genet. 1995 Oct 57 4 853-8
Parvalbumin is a marker of ALS-resistant motor neurons.
Elliott JL, Snider WD Neuroreport 1995 Feb 6 3 449-52
Upregulation of NMDARI mRNA induced by MK-801 is associated with massive death of axotomized motor neurones in adult rats.
Sanner C, Elliott JL, Snider WD Neurobiol. Dis. 1994 Dec 1 3 121-9


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Honors & Awards

  • Trephined Cranium Award for Excellence in Neurology Teaching
    Awarded for recognition for excellence in Neurology teaching by neurology residents (2018-2019)
  • President Research Council Distinguished Young Researcher Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Neurological Association (2005-2020)
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine