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.
Pediatric RheumatologyAmerican Board of Pediatrics
PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
- Pediatric Rheumatology
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Ultrasound in Rheumatic Disease
- facilitation of physical activity and exercise
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