Simon Yousef Kayyal, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-822-1750

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1250
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School residency Pediatric Neurology 2014
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School residency Pediatrics 2011
University of Texas Medical School at Houston medical school Doctor of Medicine 2009


I received my medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed my residency in pediatrics and child neurology at UT Southwestern Children's Hospital of Dallas before coming back home to Houston. I became interested in neonatal neurology given my philosophy of care has always centered around wanting to diagnose neurologic conditions as early as possible so as to provide the appropriate therapeutic intervention during the critical time where the brain is still developing. The hope is in doing so, we can improve developmental outcome. My interest is also in education wherever the need is present. I currently lecture to medical students rotating through the neurology clerkship. I also provide specialized lectures to residents and fellows in order to get them better acquainted with neurologic disease they might see in the hospital and outpatient settings as well as help them prepare for their board examinations.


Organization Name Role
Child Neurology Society Junior Member

Selected Publications

S. Kayyal and N. Dafny. Adolescent and adult circadian rhythm activity modulated differently following chronic methylphenidate administration. Abstract presented at the Neuroscience Convention Poster Session in November 2008 in Washington D.C.