Staff Directory



Jeffrey Black, M.D.

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders


214-559-7817 or

800-421-1121, ext. 7817

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Jeffrey Black is the medical director of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and clinical professor of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has held faculty positions with the departments of pediatrics at the University of Maryland, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of California at San Diego. He practiced general pediatrics part time in Baltimore and taught ambulatory pediatrics at MUSC. While at UCSD, he was director of pediatric primary care and director of the Learning Evaluation Center. He has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of School Health and is a reviewer of publications for Pediatrics and the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. His publications cover topics ranging from children’s reaction to divorce, AIDS education, pediatric residency training, learning disorders, academic achievement, school readiness, subtypes of arithmetic disabilities and efficacy of dyslexia intervention. He has been the recipient of the Outstanding MSLE Professional Award from the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council and has been recognized by D Magazine as one of the best pediatric subspecialists.