Dorothy Sendelbach, M.D.

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Nadine and Tom Craddick Professorship in Medical Education
  • Pediatrics - General


Dr. Sendelbach received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University and her M.D. from New Jersey Medical School-Rutgers University. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and worked in a community clinic for refugees and the underserved prior to joining the faculty in 1993 as a general pediatrician in the Newborn Nursery. She is currently a Professor in the General Pediatrics Education division and sees patients in ambulatory general pediatrics.

Dr. Sendelbach serves as Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at UT Southwestern. She is a member of the UTSouthwestern Academy of Teachers and the SHINE Academy of Health Science Education. She has been a student mentor in the Fashena College since its inception. Her interests include curriculum design, faculty development and student mentorship. 

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Univ. of Med. & Dentistry of New Jersey (1978-1982)
  • Residency - Children's Health Dallas (1982-1985), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors (2007)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1990)
Honors & Awards
  • Inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2014
  • James J. Slade Scholar 1978, Rutgers College of Engineering
  • Physician of the Year 2009, Parkland Hospital
  • Child Advocate of the Year 2004, Greater Texas Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Elected to Membership 2015, The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine MD Academy of Health Science Education
Books & Publications
  • Noninvasive bilirubin measurements
  • Duration of antibiotic treatment of pneumonia in term newborns
  • Complete blood counts (CBC) in term infants with exposure to pretreated chorioamnionitis