Emily Bufkin, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Transitions of Care for Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions
  • Improving Coordination of Care of Children with Medical Complexity

Biography

Emily Bufkin, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her clinical interests include improving health care transitions for adults with chronic childhood conditions as well as improving coordination of care for children with medical complexity. 

Dr. Bufkin earned her medical degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), serving her final year as Chief Resident.

She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

Dr. Bufkin is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Among her many honors and awards, she was named a UAB Founder’s Fund recipient in 2018 for her work on improving care coordination for children with medical complexity.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Mississippi Medical Center (2012-2016)
  • Residency - University of Alabama at Birmingham (2016-2019), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Chief Resident - University of Alabama at Birmingham (2019-2020), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
Honors & Awards
  • Founder’s Fund Recipient 2018, “Creating a Medical Home for Children with Medical Complexity,” University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • C. Glenn Cobbs Award for Excellence 2017, (“Book Award”) University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Magna cum Laude 2016, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Brenda Pritchard Medical Scholarship 2016, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Clinical Skills Assessment Award 2016, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Department of Surgery Prize 2016, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society 2016, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2015
  • Miller-Pittman Award 2015, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Rice-Holland Memorial Award 2015, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Ernest W. Goodpasture Award 2015, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Evers Society Leadership Award 2015, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Pediatric Scholar 2013, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Summa cum Laude 2012, Mississippi State University
  • Spirit of State 2012, Mississippi State University
  • Tau Beta Pi 2011, Mississippi State University
  • Phi Kappa Phi 2010, Mississippi State University
  • Distinguished Scholar 2008, Mississippi State University

Clinical Focus

  • Transitions of Care for Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions
  • Improving Coordination of Care of Children with Medical Complexity

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