Sailaja Golla, M.D.


Pediatric Neurology

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Autism Specialist


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Dr. Golla has recently joined TIND on Sept 1st, 2019, Previous to this she was on Faculty at UTSW, Children’s Health and Associate Program Director  of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program at UT Southwestern and the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Health, Dallas

Dr. Golla earned her medical degree at Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences. She completed her residency in pediatrics and neurodevelopmental at Brooklyn Hospital Center and The Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. She completed additional training in pediatric neurology and neurodevelopment disabilities training at UT Southwestern, where she won the Leon Weisberg Award for outstanding research manuscript as a resident. She is the first graduate from the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program at UT Southwestern Medical Center, one of only eight such training programs in the country. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology with a special qualification in child neurology.

Dr. Golla has lectured and presented on autism, genetics and pediatric neurology at numerous national conferences and meetings. She has also authored multiple textbook chapters on neurologic conditions. She has been invited to be a panel advisor for Rare Disease Research Network and serves on the International Affairs Committee at the Child Neurology Society.

Dr. Golla is an active researcher. She has participated in multiple national, multicenter clinical trials examining possible new medicines for autism and autism variants like Fragile X syndrome. She has been widely published, including in the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease and Neurology Genetics.

Dr. Golla participates with many parent associations, including Autism Speaks and the Pitt Hopkins Foundation, helping teach parents and patients more about their conditions. She also supports community events like Stephanie’s Day, Autism Speaks Walk and the Fragile X Foundation.

Her expertise has earned her recognition, including America’s Best Physician award from the National Consumer Advisory Board, the Texas Super Doctor Award, D Magazines Best Doctors in Dallas for 2019 and the Mom-Approved Doctor Award for the DFW North Texas area.

In her free time, she hosts interactive radio shows and live autism podcasts in the field of Autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities to help spread community awareness. Dr. Golla enjoys dancing and cooking. She speaks English, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada.