Chenlu (Maria) Tian, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Digestive and Liver Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastroenterology


Dr. Tian grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. She received her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center, completed residency at Emory University, and returned back to Dallas to finish GI fellowship training at UT southwestern.

Dr. Tian is committed to general gastroenterology and housestaff education. In addition, she has an interest in quality improvement and patient health education. In 2016, she implemented an electronic consultation platform for the Department of Digestive and Liver Diseases within the electronic medical records system of Parkland Health Systems to improve primary provider access to specialist input.

Her interests outside of medicine include spending time with family, traveling the world, biking trails, and tasting ethnic cuisines.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2005-2009)
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012-2015), Gastroenterology
  • Residency - Emory University School of Medicine (2009-2012), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Gastroenterology Association (2012), Member
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2014), Member
Honors & Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa 2005, Honorary Academic Society
  • Salix Travel Award 2014, Digestive Diseases Week Conference
Books & Publications
  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Education
  • Colorectal Cancer and Screening

Clinical Focus

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastroenterology

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