Leandra Woolnough

Leandra Woolnough, M.D., MSCS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 294-8585
Business Email: l.woolnough@ufl.edu

About Leandra Woolnough

Dr. Leandra U. Woolnough earned her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. She returned to her hometown of Dallas to earn her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2011. Dr. Woolnough completed her residency training in General Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas in 2014. Dr. Woolnough finished fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at UT Southwestern in 2017. She earned her Masters of Science in Clinical Science as a recipient of the Clinical Scholars Award in 2018. Dr. Woolnough joined the faculty as an assistant professor at the University of Florida Division of Pediatric Rheumatology in 2018.

Dr. Woolnough has trained extensively in using musculoskeletal ultrasound to detect rheumatic disease in children. Dr. Woolnough’s research focuses on defining the role of musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound (US) in the management of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Her research utilizes ultrasound to capture inflammatory changes in the joints of children with JIA. Her goal is to develop quantitative, reproducible MSK US measures to identify JIA patients at risk for flare or more severe disease, facilitating appropriate treatment. Dr. Woolnough aims to identify a high-risk JIA phenotype incorporating clinical and imaging features that could be applied in JIA clinical cohorts.


Clinical Scholars Award
2016-2018 · Center for Translational Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern Dean’s Competitive Scholarship
2011 · UT Southwestern Medical Center
Bryan Williams, M.D. Scholar
2011 · UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern Alumni Scholarship
2011 · UT Southwestern Medical Center
Girl Scout Gold Award
2002 · Girl Scouts of the USA

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
Areas of Interest
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Ultrasound in Rheumatic Disease


Jan 2018 ACTIVE
Longitudinal Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Assessment in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Role: Principal Investigator


Master of Science in Clinical Science – MSCS
2015-2018 · UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dallas, TX
Fellowship – Pediatric Rheumatology
2014-2017 · UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX
Residency – Pediatrics
2011-2014 · Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Dallas, Texas
Medical School
2007-2011 · UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX
Bachelor of Science – Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
2003-2007 · Johns Hopkins University Baltimore

Contact Details

(352) 294-8585