Jaclyn Albin, M.D.

Jaclyn Albin, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Adult Primary Care
  • Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine


Jaclyn Albin, M.D., CCMS, DipABLM, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in internal medicine, pediatrics, lifestyle medicine, and culinary medicine. Dr. Albin treats patients of all ages at the UT Southwestern Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Clinic, and she also serves as the founding Associate Program Director for the combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program.

Dr. Albin earned her medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, where she served as Chief Resident of Pediatrics. She is certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, as well as the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Albin launched UT Southwestern’s Culinary Medicine Program and serves as the Director of the program’s education, research, clinical, and equity missions. Dr. Albin is a certified culinary medicine specialist and serves on the national advisory board for the Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist program and as a member of the international Teaching Kitchen Collaborative. She studies the impact of hands-on culinary medicine classes in medical education and patient care settings.

Dr. Albin is passionate about nutrition, lifestyle, and environmental influences on health, and she seeks to drive positive change at a population health level. She believes food as medicine offers a unique opportunity to integrate the clinical, educational, and research aspects of this work through the training of future health care professionals, delivery of innovative patient support in lifestyle behavior change, and high-quality research that uplifts the health of communities.

Education & Training
  • Chief Resident - Baylor College of Medicine (2013-2014), Pediatrics
  • Residency - Baylor College of Medicine (2009-2013), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Medical School - George Washington University School of Medicine (2005-2009)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Academic Pediatric Association
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors
  • Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • National Med/Peds Program Directors’ Association
  • Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Texas Pediatric Society
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020-2023
  • Student Interest Group Outstanding Community Engagement Award 2021, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Rising Star Award – UT Southwestern 2019
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AOA) 2018
  • David C. Leach Award 2016, American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Books & Publications
  • Undergraduate and graduate medical education in nutrition, culinary, and lifestyle medicine
  • Culinary interventions for chronic disease and disease prevention
  • Community based participatory research
  • Food insecurity and food equity promotion

Clinical Focus

  • Adult Primary Care
  • Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
  • Adult Preventive Medicine

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2019 Leaders in Clinical Excellence video: Dr. Jaclyn Albin