Kristen Reeder, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Double board certified, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014. 

Dr. Reeder earned her medical degree at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and then completed her residency in pediatrics at UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center. She has also completed a subspecialty fellowship in child abuse and neglect at UT Southwestern/Children’s.


Medical School
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (2008)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2011), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2014), Child Abuse & Neglect

Research Interest

  • Child physical abuse
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Neglect


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

MR Imaging of the Cervical Spine in Nonaccidental Trauma: A Tertiary Institution Experience.
Jacob R, Cox M, Koral K, Greenwell C, Xi Y, Vinson L, Reeder K, Weprin B, Huang R, Booth TN AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2016 May

Honors & Awards

  • Keynote Speaker, Guardian Angel Society Reception
    Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County (2019)
  • Child Advocate of the Year
    Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2015)
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (2015)
  • The Ray E. Helfer Society, Scholar member (2012)