Ellen Kitchell, M.D.

Ellen Kitchell, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine


Inspired by books like And the Band Played On and Voices from the Epidemic, Dr. Kitchell moved from central Iowa to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to complete an internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship. She currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Most of her time is spent in clinical practice caring for HIV-positive patients and in educational activities for rotating trainees at Parkland Hospital. She is Associate Medical Director of HIV Clinical Services at Amelia Court. Her research primarily focuses on improving quality of care for patients with HIV, including reducing inpatient readmissions and increasing rates of HIV testing in asymptomatic patients.

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Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005-2008), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008-2010), Infectious Diseases
  • Medical School - University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2001-2005)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2008), Member
  • HIV Medicine Association (2008), Member
  • Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition (2010), Member
  • American College of Physicians (2013), Member
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine (2013), Member and Credentialed Specialist
Honors & Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa 2001, Honors society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2004, Medical honor society
  • Thomas Parsons Award 2005, Award presented to medical student displaying compassion and humanistic ideals during clinical rotations
  • Excellence in Education Core Clerkship Teaching Award 2012, UT Southwestern
Books & Publications
  • Universal HIV Testing in Asymptomatic Patients
  • Hepatitis B-HIV Co-infection
  • Determining the prevalence and characteristics of readmissions among HIV-infected inpatients.