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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Distal lower motor neuron syndrome with high-titer serum IgM anti-GM1 antibodies: improvement following immunotherapy with monthly plasma exchange and intravenous cyclophosphamide.
Pestronk A, Lopate G, Kornberg AJ, Elliott JL, Blume G, Yee WC, Goodnough LT Neurology 1994 Nov 44 11 2027-31
Progression of multifocal motor neuropathy during apparently successful treatment with human immunoglobulin.
Elliott JL, Pestronk A Neurology 1994 May 44 5 967-8
Influences of neurotrophins on mammalian motoneurons in vivo.
Yan Q, Elliott JL, Matheson C, Sun J, Zhang L, Mu X, Rex KL, Snider WD J. Neurobiol. 1993 Dec 24 12 1555-77
Axotomy-induced neuronal death during development.
Snider WD, Elliott JL, Yan Q J. Neurobiol. 1992 Nov 23 9 1231-46
Selective dependence of mammalian dorsal root ganglion neurons on nerve growth factor during embryonic development.
Ruit KG, Elliott JL, Osborne PA, Yan Q, Snider WD Neuron 1992 Mar 8 3 573-87


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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