- Medical degree: MBBS, Basic Clinical Sciences, Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary, India.
- Resident/Fellow: Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
- Resident: Child Neurology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
- Intern: Pediatrics, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY.
- Resident: Pediatrics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.
- Assistant Professor: Pediatrics & Neurology, Psychiatry: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Office Locations Dr. Golla Sees Patients:
- 4433 Punjab Way, Suite 201, Frisco, TX 75033
- 1600 Coit Road, Suite 208, Plano, TX 75075
- Developmental Delay
- Cerebral Palsy
- Sensory Integration Disorder
- Language Disorders
- Neurocognitive Assessment
- Neurocognitive Screening Tests
- Lumbar Puncture
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Neurology with Special Certification in Child Neurology (ABPN)
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
- 2012 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology with Special Certification in Child Neurology (ABPN)
- 2002 Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Honors & Awards:
- 2019 D Magazine Best Doctors, Dallas
- 2018 Texas Top Doctor – USA Top Doctors
- 2017 Mom Approved Doctor – DFW North Texas Child Parent Magazine
- 2015, 2016 America’s Best Physician – National Consumer Advisory Board
- 2015 Texas Super Doctor – Texas Super Doctor Awards
- 2013 America’s Top Physician – Consumer Research Council of America
- 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 Patient Appreciation Certificate – Children’s Medical Center Dallas
- 2009 Leon Weisberg Award – Department of Neurology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- 2009 Hegi Research Scholarship Award – Hegi Research Foundation
- 2007, 2008 Teva Neuroscience Award – Department of Neurology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Emergency Management of Pediatric Seizures an Status Epilepticus, Indian Academy of Pediatrics Intensive Care Chapter, Steel City Pedicriticon 2019. Golla S
- Evolution of EEG findings in children with autism spectrum disorder: A tertiary care centre’s clinical experience. ThodesonD, Dowd D, Golla S, Evans P, Huang R, Sirsi D. Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry 2018 doi: 10.15761/JPP.1000111 Volume 2(2): 1-4ISSN: 2515-9828
- Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome: A Review of Current Literature, Clinical Approach, and 23-Patient Case Series.Goodspeed K, Newsom C, Morris MA, Powell C, Evans P, Golla S.J Child Neurol. 2018 Mar;33(3):233-244. doi: 10.1177/0883073817750490. Epub 2018 Jan 10.PMID: 29318938
- Identification of novel candidate disease genes from de novo exonic copy number variants.Gambin T, Yuan B, Bi W, Liu P, Rosenfeld JA, Coban-Akdemir Z, Pursley AN, Nagamani SCS, Marom R, Golla S, Dengle L, Petrie HG, Matalon R, Emrick L, Proud MB, Treadwell-Deering D, Chao HT, Koillinen H, Brown C, Urraca N, Mostafavi R, Bernes S, Roeder ER, Nugent KM, Bader PI, Bellus G, Cummings M, Northrup H, Ashfaq M, Westman R, Wildin R, Beck AE, Immken L, Elton L, Varghese S, Buchanan E, Faivre L, Lefebvre M, Schaaf CP, Walkiewicz M, Yang Y, Kang SL, Lalani SR, Bacino CA, Beaudet AL, Breman AM, Smith JL, Cheung SW, Lupski JR, Patel A, Shaw CA, Stankiewicz P.Genome Med. 2017 Sep 21;9(1):83. doi: 10.1186/s13073-017-0472-7.
- Intramyocellular lipid excess in the mitochondrial disorder MELAS: MRS determination at 7T. Golla S, Ren J, Malloy CR, Pascual JM.Neurol Genet. 2017 May 25;3(3):e160. doi:10.1212/NXG.0000000000000160. eCollection 2017 Jun.PMID: 28589178
- Coagulation Profile Is Not a Predictor of Acute Cerebrovascular Events in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients.Anton-Martin P, Journeycake J, Modem V, Golla S, Raman L, Tweed J, Darnell-Bowens C.ASAIO J. 2017 Nov/Dec;63(6):793-801. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000571.PMID: 28678046
- De novo and inherited mutations in the X-linked gene CLCN4 are associated with syndromic intellectual disability and behavior and seizure disorders in males and females.Palmer EE, Stuhlmann T, Weinert S, Haan E, Van Esch H, Holvoet M, Boyle J, Leffler M, Raynaud M, Moraine C, van Bokhoven H, Kleefstra T, Kahrizi K, Najmabadi H, Ropers HH, Delgado MR, Sirsi D, Golla S, Sommer A, Pietryga MP, Chung WK, Wynn J, Rohena L, Bernardo E, Hamlin D, Faux BM, Grange DK, Manwaring L, Tolmie J, Joss S; DDD Study, Cobben JM, Duijkers FAM, Goehringer JM, Challman TD, Hennig F, Fischer U, Grimme A, Suckow V, Musante L, Nicholl J, Shaw M, Lodh SP, Niu Z, Rosenfeld JA, Stankiewicz P, Jentsch TJ, Gecz J, Field M, Kalscheuer VM.Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Feb;23(2):222-230. doi: 10.1038/mp.2016.135. Epub 2016 Aug 23.
- Efficacy of Low-Dose Buspirone for Restricted and Repetitive Behavior in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Trial.Chugani DC, Chugani HT, Wiznitzer M, Parikh S, Evans PA, Hansen RL, Nass R, Janisse JJ, Dixon-Thomas P, Behen M, Rothermel R, Parker JS, Kumar A, Muzik O, Edwards DJ, Hirtz D; Autism Center of Excellence Network. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar;170:45-53.e1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.11.033. Epub 2015 Dec 30. PMID: 26746121 (Golla S listed in the appendix as a co-investigator for Autism Center of Excellence Network)
- Neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral characteristics in males and females with CDKL5 duplications.Szafranski P, Golla S, Jin W, Fang P, Hixson P, Matalon R, Kinney D, Bock HG, Craigen W, Smith JL, Bi W, Patel A, Wai Cheung S, Bacino CA, Stankiewicz P.Eur J Hum Genet. 2015 Jul;23(7):915-21. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.217. Epub 2014 Oct 15. PMID: 25315662
- Molecular and clinical analyses of 16q24.1 duplications involving FOXF1 identify an evolutionarily unstable large minisatellite.Dharmadhikari AV, Gambin T, Szafranski P, Cao W, Probst FJ, Jin W, Fang P, Gogolewski K, Gambin A, George-Abraham JK, Golla S, Boidein F, Duban-Bedu B, Delobel B, Andrieux J, Becker K, Holinski-Feder E, Cheung SW, Stankiewicz P.BMC Med Genet. 2014 Dec 4;15:128. doi: 10.1186/s12881-014-0128-z.PMID: 25472632
- Assessments of Cerebral Blood Flow, Hemodynamics and Metabolism in Patients on ECMO using TCD and NIRS; Tian F, Raman L, Golla S, Liu H; Biomedical Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper BM3A.25.
- Dystrophinopathy in girls with limb girdle muscular dystrophy phenotype. Golla S, Agadi S, Burns DK, Marks W, Dev Batish S, del Gaudio D, Iannaccone ST.J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2010 Jun;11(4):203-8. doi: 10.1097/CND.0b013e3181c7f18f.PMID: 20516809
- 2017 – Current: The International Child Neurology Association
- 2012 – Current: National Fragile X Foundation
- 2010 – Current: Texas Medical Association
- 2006 – Current: Child Neurology Society
- 2006 – 2010 American Academy of Neurology
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.