Duriel Hardy, MD
Pediatric Neurologist, UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children's
Adult Neurologist, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center, Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences
Duke University School of Medicine, MD
Brown University, ScB, Neuroscience
Residency, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship, Child Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Duriel Hardy, MD, is a pediatric neuroimmunologist in UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin, and an adult neurologist in UT Health Austin’s Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He specializes in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology and related inflammatory disorders. Additionally, Dr. Hardy is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology.
Dr. Hardy earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and his bachelor’s in neuroscience from Brown University. He also completed the University of Michigan’s Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, followed by a second fellowship in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology disorders at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include pediatric demyelinating disorders including multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis(ADEM), myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody-associated disorders, and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD).
Dr. Hardy’s research interests include multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology. His recent collaborative projects have focused on MOG antibody-associated disorders diagnosed in children. He is widely published and has given many poster, abstract, and platform presentations on these topics. He believes in a multifaceted continuum of care in which patient care is coordinated among care team members across cohesive clinical practices to bridge gaps in care that they may otherwise face. This also ensures patients experience a seamless transition from pediatric to adult care. He plans to continue being involved in pediatric residency education, working closely with colleagues across neurology to create an educational lecture series for pediatric residents. He also looks forward to becoming involved in mentorship programs with pediatric residents, which will allow for forging new connections and research collaborations among pediatric programs. He is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society and has recently been appointed to the editorial board of Pediatric Neurology.
Dr. Hardy is a pediatric and adult neurologist with UT Health Austin.
- Pediatric Neurology
- Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and related neuroimmune disorders
- Adult Multiple Sclerosis and related neuroimmune disorders
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology
Awards & Honors
- Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS)
- Jessica Panzer Good Catch Award Recipient, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Minority Research Scholars Program, Child Neurology Society
- Minority Scholars Award, American Academy of Neurology.
- Zeritsky Clinical Research Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia