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Jack David Seidel, MD $$

Pediatrician Newborn Medicine

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group


Jack Seidel, M.D., is a pediatrician at Children’s Health℠. Dr. Seidel is also a clinical professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Seidel led the Department of Pediatrics at St. Paul / UT Southwestern University Hospitals for 19 years. He started a private practice specializing in infants, children, and adolescents in North Dallas in 1990, where he continues to see patients. 

In 1995, he was named Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at St. Paul University Hospital and eventually transitioned to the position of Chief of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern University Hospitals. He led the department for 19 years until 2014 when Dr. Seidel became the Medical Director of the Newborn Nursery at UT Southwestern’s new Clements University Hospital.

In 1997, Dr. Seidel helped found the pediatric telephone triage service for Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and was its Medical Director from inception.  He continued to serve as Medical Director for this service for 19 years, including the time after it transitioned from Children's. 

In 2013, Dr. Seidel finished serving a four year term on the Regional Board for United Healthcare Children’s Foundation where he provided guidance on the allocation of millions of dollars’ worth of grants to over 2,000 children with significant medical needs. 

Dr. Seidel has also participated in dozens of pediatric clinical research studies. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Seidel was Medical Expert for News Radio 1080-KRLD. He has given over one thousand lectures to physicians in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean, including over 80 invited lectures and Grand Rounds.   

Dr. Seidel and his wife of 30+ years love spending time with their daughters whenever possible. His youngest daughter, Lindsay, is an actress, and his eldest, Laurie, is a graduate of UT Southwestern Medical School.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1987)
Children's Medical Center Dallas (1988), Pediatrics
Children's Medical Center Dallas (1990), Pediatrics
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics

Departments and Programs

  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (1994)
    • Dallas County Medical Society (1983)
    • Texas Medical Association (1983)
  • Awards and Honors

    • Best Pediatric Specialists - D Magazine (2015-2017)
    • Texas Super Doctors - Texas Monthly (2004-2018)

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