Kimberly Goodspeed

Assistant Professor • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Goodspeed is an assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Psychiatry, and a Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is a child neurologist and neurodevelopmental specialist who cares for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. She has expertise in rare genetic developmental disorders in children, including Angelman syndrome, Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, SLC6A1-related disorders, Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, and Rett syndrome. Dr. Goodspeed earned her medical degree at the UT Health Science Center at Houston and completed residencies in pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities at UT Southwestern. Board certified in pediatrics, neurology, and neurodevelopmental disabilities, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018. Her research seeks to better understand rare genetic developmental disorders in children and the genetic causes of developmental delays in children with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. She partners with basic scientists to help develop novel treatments, such as gene therapy, for these conditions and is interested in clinical trial readiness studies for rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorders.

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