Folashade Afolabi, M.D.

Folashade Afolabi, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease


Folashade Afolabi, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in treating chronic cough, chronic lung disease, and cystic fibrosis.

Dr. Afolabi earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. She completed a residency in pediatrics at UT Southwestern and Children's Medical Center Dallas and then received advanced training in pulmonary medicine through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.

She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pulmonology.

Dr. Afolabi has published widely on pediatric lung issues, including home ventilator settings for children, probiotic aspiration pneumonia, and e-cigarettes and vaping.

She is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Personal Note

Dr. Afolabi grew up in Austin and New Orleans and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013-2016), Pulmonary Medicine
  • Residency - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2008-2011), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2002-2008)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Thoracic Society (2013)
  • Texas Medical Association (2013)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2008)
Books & Publications
  • Quality Improvement process in asthma and sleep medicine
  • Emerging antibiotic resistance and changing patterns of antibiotic resistance
  • Cystic Fibrosis host pathogen interactions
  • Cystic Fibrosis hospitalization to home transitional care
  • Community based asthma education of general pediatricians

Clinical Focus

  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis

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