Bethany Cartwright, M.D., Ph.D.

Bethany Cartwright, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Pediatrics - Endocrinology
  • Childhood obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes


Bethany Cartwright, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Cartwright earned her medical degree and her doctoral degree in cell and molecular biology at UT Southwestern, where she also completed a residency in general pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology through the Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Program. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology from Vanderbilt University.

Board certified in general pediatrics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Among her other clinical duties, Dr. Cartwright consults on UT Southwestern’s multidisciplinary Adolescent Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery team and performs basic and translational research in pediatric adipose development. She has a particular interest in educating health care providers about weight stigma, and she is dedicated to ensuring all patients with larger bodies are treated with compassion, sensitivity, and respect.

She is a member of the Endocrine Society, The Obesity Society, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society.

In 2016, she received the Award for Excellence in Pediatric Medicine from the Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas, and in 2021, she received the W.W. Caruth Fellow Scholar award from Children’s Health.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2019-2022), Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Residency - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2016-2019), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2008-2016)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Graduate School (2008-2016)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Endocrine Society
  • The Obesity Society
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • W.W. Caruth Fellow Scholar 2021-2023, Children’s Health
  • Presidential Poster 2021, Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Member 2019, Selected by UT Southwestern Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Students
  • Award for Excellence in Pediatric Medicine 2016, Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas
  • P.E.O. Scholar Award 2014, International Chapter of the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Sisterhood
Books & Publications
  • Basic and translational research
  • Adipose development
  • Childhood obesity

Clinical Focus

  • Childhood obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes

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