Jessica Pliego, PhD

Phone: 1-512-324-3560


Texas A&M University, PhD, School Psychology

Texas A&M University, MEd, Educational Psychology


Internship, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Fellowship, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinical Biography

Jessica Pliego, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist in UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She specializes in neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental care for children following perinatal complications and congenital heart disease. Additionally, Dr. Pliego is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology.

Dr. Pliego earned her doctorate in school psychology with an emphasis on neuropsychology as well as both master’s in educational psychology and her bachelor’s in psychology from Texas A&M University. She completed an internship in school psychology with an emphasis on pediatric neuropsychology at Virginia Beach City Public Schools and a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Dr. Pliego's research interests include examining cognitive outcomes in children with congenital heart disease or a history of strokes. Her clinical goal is to identify neurodevelopmental challenges early so that appropriate interventions can be implemented to improve long-term outcomes.

Dr. Pliego is a pediatric neuropsychologist with UT Health Austin.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Professional Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Board Eligible


  • UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s - Neuropsychology Clinic
    Dell Children's Specialty Pavilion
    4910 Mueller Blvd., Suite 300
    Austin, TX 78723
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