Hilda Loria, MD, FAAP
Dr. Loria is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at UT-Southwestern Medical Center and practices as a board-certified general pediatrician at the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Her clinical and research interests focus on the care of vulnerable child populations, the impact of childhood toxic stress on long-term health outcomes, and the integration of public health, advocacy, and medicine in the provision of pediatric primary care services. She is particularly interested in improving the health outcomes of immigrant children and children in foster care.
Dr. Loria is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Texas Pediatric Society, and the Academic Pediatric Association. She serves as the Texas Early Childhood Champion for the AAP Council on Early Childhood, member of the Texas Pediatric Society Committees on Early Childhood, Foster Care, and Mental Health, and a community leader for the Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs of the City of Dallas. She has received state-wide recognition as the recipient of the 2018 Early Career Physician Award from the Texas Pediatric Society for her clinical and advocacy work in the care of immigrant children and children in foster care. In 2019, Dr. Loria was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor Rising Star. She was also selected as a promising physician-leader for the 2019-2021 cohort of the AAP Young Physician Leadership Alliance.
Dr. Loria completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, pediatrics residency at UT Health San Antonio, and an Academic General Pediatrics fellowship at UT Southwestern. She aspires to leave a lasting impact in the lives of the children of Texas as a pediatrician, educator, and child advocate.
No financial relationships have been disclosed.