March 17, 2021
- Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011-2013), Infectious Diseases
- Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2003-2007)
- Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2007-2010), Internal Medicine
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Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
James Cutrell, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in the care of COVID-19 patients, outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, cardiovascular and orthopaedic infections, antimicrobial stewardship, and medical education.
Dr. Cutrell completed all of his medical education and advanced training at UT Southwestern, earning his medical degree as the top graduating medical student in the class of 2007, finishing his residency (the final year as Chief Resident) in 2010, and completing his fellowship in infectious diseases in 2013.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in infectious diseases, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2013.
As a COVID-19 treatment and vaccines expert, Dr. Cutrell is advancing COVID-19 research, education, and patient care. His article "Pharmacologic Treatments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Review" in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is one of the most cited articles to date about COVID-19. He is quoted frequently in national and regional media outlets, including The Washington Post, MSNBC, and Bloomberg News, for his knowledge on COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.
He serves on UT Southwestern’s COVID-19 Recovery of Operations Committee, Committee for Deployment of COVID-19 Antibody Testing, COVID-19 Vaccine Science Review Committee, and other Medical Center groups and task forces.
Dr. Cutrell is currently leading the antibiotic stewardship program at UT Southwestern Hospital and Clinics in addition to providing clinical care in the UTSW Infectious Disease faculty clinics and ID consult service. He has a strong interest in graduate medical education and teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in infectious disease. In addition, he directs the adult fellowship programs for infectious diseases and for HIV medicine.
Outside of UT Southwestern, he currently serves as the President of the Texas Infectious Diseases Society and as a member of several national committees, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Medical Education Community of Practice Executive Committee and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Journal Club Subcommittee, for which he is Vice Chair.
He has contributed to the book Comprehensive Review of Infectious Diseases, delivered numerous invited lectures, and published several academic articles.
In 2018 and 2019, his peers named him one of the top five doctors in the VA North Texas Health Care System. In 2020, he was voted a D Magazine Best Doctor in infectious diseases, and in 2021 he was selected as a Texas Monthly Super Doctors Rising Star.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Cutrell enjoys reading, spending time with his wife and two sons, and traveling.