Biography

Caitlin Holt Siropaides, D.O., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in palliative care to enhance patients’ quality of life, whether their condition is malignant (cancer) or nonmalignant (ALS and end-stage pulmonary and heart diseases).

Dr. Siropaides earned her medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine, both at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

Dr. Siropaides is the Program Director for UT Southwestern’s VitalTalk Advanced Communication Training Program, and she has national certification as a VitalTalk faculty member, which enables her to teach the communications methodology across the country. She serves on several UT Southwestern committees, including the Ambulatory Provider Training Workgroup, the von Hippel-Lindau Alliance Clinical Care Center Committee, and the Simulation Center Faculty Development Committee. She’s a member of the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, and the American College of Physicians.

Her primary area of academic interest is providing and studying communication skill development and training for clinicians at all levels (medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing providers), as well as institutional program development to support such initiatives. She has delivered myriad lectures and trainings and published numerous academic articles.

She received UT Southwestern’s 2019-2020 General Internal Medicine Career Development Award.

Personal Note

Dr. Siropaides’ outside interests include horseback riding, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2015-2016), Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2013-2015), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2012-2013)
  • Medical School - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2008-2012)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Academy of Communication in Healthcare
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Association of Specialty Professors, member of its Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
Honors & Awards
  • GIM Career Development Award 2019-2020, UTSW Division of General Internal Medicine
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • “Pain Management in Serious Illness: The Palliative Medicine Approach” in Pain Management for Clinicians – A Guide to Assessment and Treatment
      Barina A, Newcomer K, Reddy P, Siropaides C, Terauchi S, Tindall K, Wang W. (May 2019), Springer Nature
  • Publications
Research
  • System Quality Improvement - Focused on Patient Treatment Preferences
  • Palliative Care
  • Medical Communication
  • Serious Illness Communication

Clinical Focus

  • Palliative Medicine

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