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Duriel Hardy, M.D.

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

M.D., Neuroscience
Duke University School of Medicine

Post-baccalaureate, Research Education
University of Michigan


Fellowship, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Disorders
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship, Child Neurology
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Duriel Hardy, M.D., is also a board-certified pediatric neurologist within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. He has subspecialty training in neuroimmunology, and he sees patients in the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center at the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences.

Hardy received his medical degree at the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed the post-baccalaureate research education program at the University of Michigan and received his bachelor’s in neuroscience from Brown University with a 3.67 GPA. He completed his child neurology fellowship and multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology disorders fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Hardy is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special qualifications child neurology.

Hardy has a special interest and has participated in research activities in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology. His recent collaborative projects have focused on MOG-antibody associated disorders, as well as ataxia in children. He is widely published and has given many posters, abstracts and platform presentations on these subjects. He believes in following patients with these conditions from childhood through adulthood with strong collaborative, cohesive clinical practices, bridging gaps in care they may otherwise face.

Hardy has received numerous awards throughout his career, including Zeritsky Clinical Research Award, Minority Research Scholars Program, Jessica Panzer Good Catch Award Recipient, Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, American Academy of Neurology Minority Scholars Award, Duke School of Medicine Senior Tuition Scholarship, Eugene A. Stead Jr. Research Scholarship, Brown University Class of 1962 Scholarship, academic all-American honors and academic all-Ivy League honors. He is an active member of the Child Neurology Society and the American Academy of Neurology.

In addition, Hardy has actively participated in many projects and programs in resident and medical student education, including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a pediatric neurology education committee, the Duke University School of Medicine, the Davison Council Class President/Davidson Council Executive Committee and the Third Year Research Committee. He also served as the SNMA Community Service co-chair, organizing and participating in numerous community service projects.

He plans to continue being involved in pediatric residency education, working closely with neurology colleagues to create an educational lecture series for the pediatric residents, and he desires to be involved in mentorship programs with the pediatric residents.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
    Member, 2008
Awards & Honors
  • Zeritsky Clinical Research Award
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2020