Audra Schwalk, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Pleural Diseases

Biography

Audra Schwalk, M.D., M.B.A., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her clinical interests include advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, pleural diseases, and management of central airway obstruction.

Dr. Schwalk earned her medical degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where she also completed her residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine. She received advanced training in interventional pulmonology through an additional fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She also holds an M.B.A. in health organization management from Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business.

Board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

Dr. Schwalk is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. She has delivered several presentations and published numerous academic articles.

In 2019, she earned the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center IP Fellowship Award for Teamwork and Humanism.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2013-2016), Internal Medicine
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business (2008-2010)
  • Fellowship - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2019-2020), Interventional Pulmonology
  • Fellowship - Texas Tech University Health Science Center (2016-2019), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
  • Medical School - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2008-2013)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Honors & Awards
  • IP Fellowship Award for Teamwork and Humanism 2019, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Most Outstanding Fellow 2019, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
  • Travel Grant Winner 2018-2019, CHEST Foundation
  • Most Outstanding Senior Resident 2016, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Nominee 2012, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
  • Honor Graduate 2010, Texas Tech University
  • Upsilon Phi Delta National Academic Honor Society Member 2010, Texas Tech University
  • Golden Key International Honor Society Nominee 2010, Texas Tech University
Books & Publications
Research
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Disease
  • Medical Education

Clinical Focus

  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Bronchoscopy
  • Management of Central Airway Obstruction
  • Management of Pulmonary Complications of Cancer and Cancer Therapies
  • Lung Cancer Screening

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