David McFadden, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
  • Adrenal Conditions
  • Parathyroid & Thyroid Conditions


Dr. McFadden is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Biochemistry at UT Southwestern. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at UT Southwestern Medical Center and subsequently completed his post-graduate medical training at Harvard Medical School with internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). At MGH he was a member of the Center for Endocrine Tumors and a staff physician in the Thyroid Associates and Endocrine Tumor Genetics clinics. After completing postdoctoral work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he returned to UT Southwestern as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology. Dr. McFadden’s clinical interest is in the treatment of tumors arising from endocrine glands, including thyroid cancer. He is a member of the American Thyroid Association and the International Thyroid Oncology Group, and has been awarded research grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Thyroid Association, the Disease Oriented Clinical Scholars (DOCS) program at UT Southwestern, and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). His current research focuses on using genetic engineering and chemical screens to discover new treatments for cancer.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Harvard/Brigham and Women's Hospital (2004-2005), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1995-2004)
  • Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital (2006-2009), Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Residency - Harvard/Brigham and Women's Hospital (2005-2006), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2004), Medical Honor Society
  • American Thyroid Association (2007), Member
  • American Association for Cancer Research (2010), Member
  • International Thyroid Oncology Group (2014), Member
Honors & Awards
  • Scholar in Training Award 2013, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • "Rookie of the Year" Philanthropy Award 2013, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Disease Oriented Clinical Scholar 2014, UT Southwestern
  • CPRIT Scholar 2014, UT Southwestern
Books & Publications
  • Tumor Progression
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Targeted Therapies
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Cancer Biology

Clinical Focus

  • Adrenal Conditions
  • Parathyroid & Thyroid Conditions

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