Fatma Gul, MD Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health
Fatma Gul, M.D., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at Children’s Health℠ who has specialized in spasticity management for more than 30 years. She is also a professor physical medicine and rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Gul, a native of Turkey, immigrated to the United States after receiving her medical degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine. She completed an internship at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at UT Southwestern and a fellowship at Granville C. Morton Cancer and Research Hospital in Dallas.
As one of the most experienced physical medicine and rehabilitation experts, Dr. Gul has treated patients with spasticity issues caused by conditions including cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke.
Dr. Gul joined the Children’s Health faculty in 2007 after 20 years of private practice.
She currently offers the latest treatments of botulin toxin injections and intrathecal drug delivery for spasticity management, also known as a baclofen pump.
Dr. Gul most enjoys being able to improve her patients' quality of life and, as a principal investigator in numerous clinical trials, is often the first to know about new, life-changing treatments.
In addition to many prestigious local and national honors, Dr. Gul has been recognized many times as a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly and as a Best Doctor by D Magazine.
Dr. Gul’s clinical interests include spasticity management, as well as spasticity evaluation of conditions such as cerebral palsy, hereditary spastic paraparesis, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and stroke.
Dr. Gul has two daughters and two granddaughters. She enjoys fishing, boating and gardening.
Education and Training
Medical SchoolIstanbul Universitesi (1973)
InternshipMethodist Dallas Medical Center (1980), General Surgery
ResidencyUT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (1985), Physical Med. & Rehab
FellowshipG.C. Morton Cancer and Research Hospital (1982), Hematology & Oncology
Graduate SchoolUniversity of Texas at Dallas (2002)
Research & Publications
- Academic Practice Management
- Childhood Disability
- Pain Disorders
- Physician Productivity in Academic Setting
Professional Associations and Affiliations
- American Academy of Pain Management
- American Academy of PM&R
- American Medical Association
- Texas Medical Association
- Texas Pain Society