Leandra Woolnough

Leandra Woolnough, M.D., MSCS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: MD-PEDS-IMMUNOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 294-5252

About Leandra Woolnough

My name is Leandra Woolnough and I am an assistant professor and pediatric rheumatologist at the University of Florida. I chose a career in pediatric rheumatology because of the opportunity to make contributions to my field through research and improve the lives of children with rheumatic disease.

I earned an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. I returned to my hometown of Dallas, TX to earn my medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center. I completed my residency training in General Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and stayed in Dallas to complete my fellowship training in Pediatric Rheumatology. As a junior faculty member at UT Southwestern, I earned a Master of Science in Clinical Science and also received the Clinical Scholars Award. I joined the faculty as an assistant professor at the University of Florida Division of Pediatric Rheumatology in 2018.

I am the Program Director of the UF Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship. On a national level, I am active in education, research, and advocacy. I have training in using musculoskeletal ultrasound. I have participated in efforts to define the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of children with rheumatic disease. As a clinical researcher, I collaborate with musculoskeletal radiology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, healthcare equity and community engagement. Through my clinical work and research efforts, I am striving to improve the health of children with rheumatic disease.

When I am not at work, I enjoy running and spending time with my family.

Additional Positions:
Medical Director
2023 – Current · UF Pediatric Infusion Center
Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director
2021 – Current · University of Florida Department of Pediatrics

Accomplishments

Excellence in Medical Student Education
2022 · University of Florida, College of Medicine
Exemplary Teaching Award
2021 · University of Florida – College of Medicine
Golden Apple Teaching Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education
2020 · University of Florida – College of Medicine
Clinical Scholars Award
2016-2018 · Center for Translational Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Bryan Williams, M.D. Scholar
2011 · UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern Alumni Scholarship
2011 · UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern Dean’s Competitive Scholarship
2011 · UT Southwestern Medical Center
Girl Scout Gold Award
2002 · Girl Scouts of the USA

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2022-2024
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
Areas of Interest
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Uveitis

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Health Equity
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Ultrasound in Rheumatic Disease
  • facilitation of physical activity and exercise
  • medical education

Publications

2024
Child and Caregiver Beliefs of Importance of Physical Function and Quality of Life in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Survey Study.
Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. 36(1):88-93 [DOI] 10.1097/PEP.0000000000001060. [PMID] 37820355.
2023
Assessing Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow Competence in the Milestone Era: Past, Present, and Future.
Arthritis care & research. 76(5):600-607 [DOI] 10.1002/acr.25276. [PMID] 38108087.
2023
Case Report: Refractory macrophage activation syndrome requiring high-dose anakinra, emapalumab, and etoposide therapy in early-onset systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis associated with adenoviremia.
Frontiers in pediatrics. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fped.2023.1336554. [PMID] 38322244.
2023
Comprehensive and reliable sonographic assessment and scoring system for inflammatory lesions of the paediatric ankle.
Rheumatology (Oxford, England). 62(6):2239-2246 [DOI] 10.1093/rheumatology/keac622. [PMID] 36308429.
2023
Reliability of the Pediatric Specific Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scoring Systems for the Elbow, Wrist, and Finger Joints.
The Journal of rheumatology. 50(2):236-239 [DOI] 10.3899/jrheum.220382. [PMID] 36182106.
2022
Gait parameters, functional performance and physical activity in active and inactive Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
Gait & posture. 98:226-232 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2022.09.080. [PMID] 36191581.
2022
Normal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appearance of Marrow Adjacent to the Sacroiliac Joints in Children During Development.
Journal of computer assisted tomography. 46(1):91-96 [DOI] 10.1097/RCT.0000000000001240. [PMID] 35099140.
2022
The relationships of kinesiophobia and physical function and physical activity level in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Pediatric rheumatology online journal. 20(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12969-022-00734-2. [PMID] 36050703.
2021
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, gait characteristics and relation to function.
Gait & posture. 85:38-54 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2020.12.010. [PMID] 33513531.

Grants

Jul 2022 ACTIVE
Steering Committee Research Coordinator Network (RCN) Vice Chair
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CHILDHOOD ARTHRITIS RHEUMATOLOGY RES ALL
Jan 2018 – Jul 2022
Longitudinal Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Assessment in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CHILDHOOD ARTHRITIS RHEUMATOLOGY RES ALL
Dec 2015 ACTIVE
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF PEDIATRIC RHEUMATIC DISEASES: THE CARRA REGISTRY
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: DUKE UNIVERSITY CLINICAL RES INST via CHILDHOOD ARTHRITIS RHEUMATOLOGY RES ALL

Education

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

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5252
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100296
GAINESVILLE FL 326103003
Business Street:
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville FL 32610