Dr. Leandra Woolnough completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Johns Hopkins University in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She returned to her hometown of Dallas, Texas to complete her medical degree, general pediatrics residency and pediatric rheumatology fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is a 2016 Clinical Scholar through the Center for Translational Medicine at UT Southwestern and will complete her Master of Science in Clinical Science in 2018. Dr. Woolnough's research is focused on defining the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Dr. Woolnough is active in patient advocacy, participating in fly-ins to Washington, DC and organizing advocacy training.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2011)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2014), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2017), Pediatric Rheumatology

Research Interest

  • Defining the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound for the diagnosis and management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Honors & Awards

  • Clinical Scholars Award
    Center for Translational Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016)
  • Fellow in Academic Career Development Travel Award
    National Hispanic Medical Association (2016)
  • Bryan Williams, M.D. Scholar
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011)
  • UT Southwestern Alumni Scholarship
  • UT Southwestern Dean's Competitive Scholarship

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • World Affairs Council Member