Jeffrey Waugh, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.
Dr. Waugh earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School in 2007. Following a year-long internship at UT Southwestern, he completed a residency in pediatrics at UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center followed by a residency in pediatric neurology at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital. In 2014, Dr. Waugh completed a fellowship in pediatric movement disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Waugh’s research focuses on pediatric and adult movement disorders, with an emphasis on developing methods for brain imaging in inherited neurological diseases. One recent project involves developing an imaging tool for identifying the striosome and matrix compartments in living human.
- Medical School
- UT Southwestern Medical School (2007)
- UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2009), Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School/Boston Childrens Hospital (2012), Pediatric Neurology
- Massachusetts General Hospital (2014), Pediatric Movement Disorders
- Functional consequences of dystonia treatment, such as deep brain stimulation
- Neurophysiology of the neostraitum
- Structural basis of dystonia
- The striatal compartments, the striosome and matrix
- An MRI Method for Parcellating the Human Striatum into Matrix and Striosome Compartments In Vivo.
- Waugh JL, Hassan A, Kuster JK, Levenstein JM, Warfield SK, Makris N, Brüggeman N, Sharma N, Breiter HC, Blood AJ, Neuroimage 2021 Nov 118714
- How should we normalize regional volume abnormalities in childhood neurodegenerative disorders?
- Waugh JL, Dure LS, Neurology 2019 Apr 92 17 779-780
- A registration method for improving quantitative assessment in probabilistic diffusion tractography.
- Waugh JL, Kuster JK, Makhlouf ML, Levenstein JM, Multhaupt-Buell TJ, Warfield SK, Sharma N, Blood AJ Neuroimage 2019 Jan 189 288-306
- Deep brain stimulation for monogenic dystonia.
- Aravamuthan BR, Waugh JL, Stone SS Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2017 Sep
- Striatal dysfunction in X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism is associated with disease progression.
- Brüggemann N, Rosales RL, Waugh JL, Blood AJ, Domingo A, Heldmann M, Jamora RD, Münchau A, Münte TF, Lee LV, Buchmann I, Klein C Eur. J. Neurol. 2017 May 24 5 680-686
- Localization of Basal Ganglia and Thalamic Damage in Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy.
- Aravamuthan BR, Waugh JL Pediatr. Neurol. 2016 Jan 54 11-21
- Thalamic Volume Is Reduced in Cervical and Laryngeal Dystonias.
- Waugh JL, Kuster JK, Levenstein JM, Makris N, Multhaupt-Buell TJ, Sudarsky LR, Breiter HC, Sharma N, Blood AJ PLoS ONE 2016 11 5 e0155302
- Clinical neurogenetics: dystonia from phenotype to genotype.
- Waugh JL, Sharma N Neurol Clin 2013 Nov 31 4 969-86
- Autoimmune Movement Disorders in Children.
- Stredny CM, Waugh JL Semin Pediatr Neurol 2018 Apr 25 92-112
- Inherited and Acquired Choreas.
- de Gusmao CM, Waugh JL Semin Pediatr Neurol 2018 Apr 25 42-53
Ataxia. In Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Essentials for Practice, 2nd ed, Shah SS, Kemper AR, Ratner AJ, eds.
De Gusmao CM, Waugh JL (2018). New York, NY, McGraw-Hill; 114-119
Honors & Awards
- CTSA-Pilot Award
The Translational Pilot Program, part of the UTSW NIH-funded CTSA grant, is a funding mechanism for emerging investigators in the biomedical sciences (2022)
- The Golden Boots Award
Selected by Child Neurology residents as the best educator of the year (2022-2023)
- Early Stage Investigator Award
Awarded by the NeuroNEXT Network (2021-2022)
- Chair, Practice Committee, Child Neurology Society
- Career Development Award, American Academy of Neurology
Three year award with K-level support (2018-2023)
- Invited Member, Medical Economics and Management Committee, American Academy of Neurology
- Member, Clinical Documentation Integrity Committee, Boston Children's Hospital
- Resident Teacher of the Year, Harvard Medical School, Child Neurology
As voted by Neurology residents (2012)
- Silverman Family Fellowship, Bachman-Strauss Dystonia Parkinson Foundation
- American Academy of Neurology (2009)
- American Neuropsychiatric Association (2013)
- Child Neurology Society (2009)
- Collaborative Center for X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism, invited member (2014)
- Functional Neurological Disorders Society (2021)
- International Child Neurology Association (2016)
- Movement Disorders Society (2011)