Connie Hsia, M.D.

Connie Hsia, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • General Pulmonology
  • Lung (Pulmonary) Disorders


Connie Hsia, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Her clinical interests include structure-function relationships in lung diseases especially sarcoidosis. She manages patients with sarcoidosis at UT Southwestern and at the Sarcoidosis Clinic at Parkland Hospital.

Dr. Hsia received her medical degree at the University of Toronto. She completed residency training in internal medicine followed by a clinical fellowship in respiratory medicine at the University of Toronto, followed by a pulmonary research fellowship at UT Southwestern. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in pulmonary disease.

Dr. Hsia’s research interests include pulmonary physiology, mechanisms of lung growth, repair and regrowth, quantitative assessment of lung structure and function, and functional imaging.

Dr. Hsia is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society, a member of the American Physiological Society, Fleischner Society for Thoracic Imaging and Diagnosis, World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders, and the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research. She is a past Chair of the Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function and a current member of the Program Review Committee of the American Thoracic Society.

She serves as an Associate Editor for Comprehensive Physiology – Respiratory Physiology, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Applied Physiology, Physiological Reports, and the American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cell and Molecular Physiology. She is a peer reviewer for several scientific journals, and a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Toronto (1978-1982)
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1987-1989), Pulmonary Research
  • Fellowship - University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals (1985-1987), Respiratory Medicine
  • Residency - University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals (1983-1985), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - St. Michael's Hospital (1982-1983), Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Fleischner Society of Thoracic Imaging and Diagnosis
  • European Respiratory Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Physiological Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
Honors & Awards
  • Will Rogers Memorial Foundation Research Fellowship, 1987, 1988
  • American Heart Association, Established Investigator Award 1993-1998
  • Mechanisms of compensatory lung growth
  • Gas exchange and oxygen transport
  • Exercise pulmonary physiology
  • Adaptation to high altitude / hypoxia

Clinical Focus

  • General Pulmonology
  • Lung (Pulmonary) Disorders

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