Ildiko Lingvay, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.C.S., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She holds a secondary appointment in the Peter O'Donnell Jr. School of Public Health.

Dr. Lingvay is an endocrinologist who specializes in clinical research in the fields of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic complications at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She treats patients with diabetes and thyroid cancer at UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospital.

Board certified in obesity medicine, as well as endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2005.

Dr. Lingvay’s research interests include metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes mellitus. She has published scores of journal articles, book chapters, and case reports related to these conditions. 

She has served over the years on the editorial boards of several prominent journals, as well as a peer-reviewer for many journals.

Recognized with a number of honors and awards for her work as a researcher and mentor, Dr. Lingvay has delivered many invited lectures and meeting presentations in the U.S. and around the world.

Dr. Lingvay earned her medical degree at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania. She completed an internal medicine residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and received advanced training in endocrinology and metabolism through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.

She also holds master’s degrees in public health and clinical sciences from UT Health Science Center at Houston and UT Southwestern, respectively.

Learn more about Dr. Lingvay’s publications and research efforts.

Meet Dr. Lingvay

Thyroid Cancer Specialist in Dallas

Endocrinologist Ildiko Lingvay, M.D., specializes in treating and coordinating the care of patients with thyroid cancer – helping deliver seamless, integrated care as part of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s multidisciplinary team of physicians who are experts in treating the disease.

“Thyroid cancer patients are referred to UT Southwestern because of our team’s expertise and experience, as well as our multidisciplinary approach,” Dr. Lingvay says.

“We have every treatment modality readily available to us, and, when necessary, we’re able to seamlessly coordinate comprehensive care with many different specialists.”

For instance, Dr. Lingvay and her team work closely with fellow UT Southwestern thyroid cancer specialists in endocrine surgery, medical oncology (Simmons Cancer Center), radiation oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine.

The team also provides thyroid cancer patients with a nurse who serves as a contact point and care facilitator, regardless of which specialties patients need to see.

“Our patients really appreciate this because it helps them navigate the system and ensures that all the care they need is centralized and highly individualized,” Dr. Lingvay says.

Board certified and fellowship trained, Dr. Lingvay also treats patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders at Parkland Hospital.

She is active in diabetes research, as well, and oversees a number of related clinical trials.

Dr. Lingvay says that one of the most gratifying parts of her work is the time she spends with patients.

“I enjoy interacting and developing relationships with our patients – seeing the joy in their eyes when I deliver good news and being able to help them when the news isn’t as good,” she says. “Because we treat a lot of people with chronic diseases, we tend to see them for many years.”

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Education & Training
  • Graduate School - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2004-2006), Public Health
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2002-2005), Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Internship/Residency - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (1999-2002), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Carol Davila University of Medicine & Pharmacy (1992-1998)
  • Graduate School - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005-2008), Clinical Research
  • Other Post Graduate Training - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2004-2006)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005-2008)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • The Endocrine Society
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • American Federation for Medical Research
  • American Diabetes Association
Honors & Awards
  • Jean W. Wilson Award for Scientific Mentorship 2011
  • Jean W. Wilson Award for Scientific Mentorship (2015)
  • Jean W. Wilson Award for Scientific Mentorship (2019)
Books & Publications
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • NASH
  • Cardiovascular disease in diabetes

Q&A by Dr. Lingvay