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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-1319
Fax: 832-825-1260


6701 Fannin Street11th Floor
11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Eyal Muscal, MD

Chief of Rheumatology

Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Rheumatology 2007
Children's Hospital-Pittsburgh Residency Pediatrics 2003
Children's Hospital-Pittsburgh Internship Pediatrics 2001
Jefferson Medical College Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2000


I am a pediatric rheumatologist with a Master's of Science Degree in Clinical Research whose activities include patient care, fellowship education, and clinical research. My research interests include neurologic manifestation of systemic autoimmune disorders (primarily SLE, APS, vasculitis, and autoimmune encephalitis). My interest in immuno-neurology has led to a secondary appointment in the child neurology division at BCM.

I have received grant funding and research awards for pilot research studies. I am the pediatric rheumatology program director and co-lead a national pediatric rheumatology mentoring project. Locally I am involved in the TCH Dept. of Pediatrics Fellows' College.


Organization Name Role
American College of Rheumatology Early Career Investigator Sub-committee Member
American College of Rheumatology Voting Member
AMIGO (ACR, CARRA Mentoring interest Group) Co-Director
Arthritis Foundation CARRA representative to South Central region

Selected Publications

Muscal E, Bloom DR, Hunter JV and Myones BL. Neurocognitive Impairments and Neuroimaging Abnormalities are Prevalent in Children with Lupus: Clinical and Research Experiences at a US Pediatric Institution. Lupus 2010; 19:268-79.

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