Andrew Gelfand, M.D.

Chief, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

  • Pediatrics - Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia


Andrew Gelfand, M.D., is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and chronic ventilation in children.

Dr. Gelfand earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in pediatrics. He received advanced training in pediatric pulmonology through a fellowship at the National Jewish Center and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2009.

Dr. Gelfand’s main interests are in clinical medicine and in education, and he occasionally co-authors articles pertaining to pediatric pulmonology. He’s a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, and the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Gelfand has been named a D Magazine Best Doctor every year since the publication began its list, as well as a Texas Monthly Super Doctor every year since 2008.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (1986-1990)
  • Internship - Baylor College of Medicine (1990-1991), Pediatrics
  • Residency - Baylor College of Medicine (1991-1993), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - National Jewish Center (1993-1996), Immunology & Respiratory Disease
  • Fellowship - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1993-1996), Pediatric Pulmonology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Medical Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist, 2002-2015, 2020-2021
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Doctors in Dallas 2002-2020
  • D Magazine Best Doctors, 2010-2013, 2015-2020, 2022
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors 2008-2020
  • Best Doctors in America, 2003, 2007, 2015, 2016-2018
  • Mom-Approved Docs 2016-2018, DFW Child
  • Outstanding Community Practitioner, 1998-2001, 2006, Children's Medical Center Dallas
  • Top Doctors 2018, US News & World Report/Castle Connolly
Books & Publications
  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis

Clinical Focus

  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chronic ventilation in children
  • General Pulmonology

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Dr. Andrew Gelfand

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