- 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
James Cutrell, M.D.
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
- Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Care of COVID-19 Patients
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.
- American College of Physicians
- Texas Medical Association
- Dallas County Medical Society
- Infectious Diseases Society of America
- HIV Medical Association
- Texas Infectious Diseases Society
- Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
- Rising Star 2021, Texas Monthly Super Doctors
- D Magazine Best Doctor 2020
- Top Doctors 2019, Named One of Top 5 Doctors by Peers at VA North Texas Health Care System
- Fellow 2019, Infectious Diseases Society of America
- Top Doctors 2018, Named One of Top 5 Doctors by Peers at VA North Texas Health Care System
- Faculty Teaching Award 2018, UT Southwestern; Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
- Mentoring Excellence for Developing Leaders Program 2018, UT Southwestern; Center for Translational Medicine, Mentoring Excellence for Developing Leaders Program
- LEAD Participant 2017, UT Southwestern, Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments Program, Office of Faculty Diversity and Development
- Faculty Teaching Award 2015, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
- Residency Teaching Award, 2008 and 2010, UT Southwestern
- Hemphill-Gojer Internal Medicine Award 2007, UT Southwestern
- Ho Din Award 2007, UT Southwestern; Top Graduating Medical Student
- Alpha Omega Alpha 2007, UT Southwestern
Chapter 39: Opportunistic Infections in HIV in Comprehensive Review of Infectious Diseases. (Eds.) Spec A, Escota GV, Chrisler C, Davies B. 1st Edition
Cutrell JB, Athavale A (2019)
- Chapter 39: Opportunistic Infections in HIV in Comprehensive Review of Infectious Diseases. (Eds.) Spec A, Escota GV, Chrisler C, Davies B. 1st Edition
Non-AIDS-defining Cancers Among HIV-Infected Patients.
Cutrell J, Bedimo R Current HIV/AIDS reports 2013 Sep 10 3 207-16
Current use of statins reduces risk of HIV rebound on suppressive HAART.
Drechsler H, Ayers C, Cutrell J, Maalouf N, Tebas P, Bedimo R, PloS one 2017 12 3 e0172175
Risk factors for deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery: Influence of red blood cell transfusions and chronic infection.
Cutrell JB, Barros N, McBroom M, Luby J, Minhajuddin A, Ring WS, Greilich PE American journal of infection control 2016 May
The RADAR Study: Week 48 Safety and Efficacy of RAltegravir Combined with Boosted DARunavir Compared to Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Combined with Boosted Darunavir in Antiretroviral-Naive Patients. Impact on Bone Health.
Bedimo RJ, Drechsler H, Jain M, Cutrell J, Zhang S, Li X, Farukhi I, Castanon R, Tebas P, Maalouf NM PloS one 2014 9 8 e106221
Disseminated histoplasmosis presenting as multiple oral ulcers.
Hendren N, Yek C, Mull J, Cutrell JB BMJ case reports 2017 Jul 2017
Mechanisms of bone disease in HIV and hepatitis C virus: impact of bone turnover, tenofovir exposure, sex steroids and severity of liver disease.
Bedimo R, Cutrell J, Zhang S, Drechsler H, Gao A, Brown G, Farukhi I, Castanon R, Tebas P, Maalouf NN AIDS (London, England) 2015 Nov
An Outbreak of Brucellosis: An Adult and Pediatric Case Series.
Hassouneh L, Quadri S, Reto PP, Chaisavaneeyakorn S, Cutrell JB, Wetzel DM, Nijhawan AE, Open forum infectious diseases 2019 Oct 6 10 ofz384
Statin use and medically attended acute respiratory illness among influenza vaccine recipients.
Cutrell JB, Drechsler H, Bedimo R, Alvarez CA, Mansi IA, Vaccine 2019 Sep
"The Art of War" in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Maxwell DN, Perl TM, Cutrell JB, Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2020 Mar
The Struggling Infectious Diseases Fellow: Remediation Challenges and Opportunities.
Melia MT, Paez A, Reid G, Chirch LM, Luther VP, Blackburn BG, Perez F, Abdoler E, Kaul DR, Rehm S, Harik N, Barsoumian A, Person AK, Yun H, Beckham JD, Boruchoff S, Cariello PF, Cutrell JB, Graber CJ, Lee DH, Maziarz E, Paras ML, Razonable RR, Ressner R, Chen A, Chow B, Escota G, Herc E, Johnson A, Maves RC, Nnedu O, Clauss H, Kulkarni P, Pottinger PS, Serpa JA, Bhowmick T, Bittner M, Wooten D, Casanas B, Shnekendorf R, Blumberg EA, Open forum infectious diseases 2020 Mar 7 3 ofaa058
Pharmacologic Treatments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Review.
Sanders JM, Monogue ML, Jodlowski TZ, Cutrell JB, JAMA 2020 Apr
Surveillance of patients identified with fungal mold at a public academic medical center.
Patwari P, Cutrell J, Bhaskaran A, Trevino S, Sreeramoju P American journal of infection control 2014 May
#WhyID: Crowdsourcing the Top Reasons to Choose Infectious Diseases in the Age of Twitter.
Cutrell JB, Open forum infectious diseases 2019 Oct 6 10 ofz403
- Non-AIDS-defining Cancers Among HIV-Infected Patients.
- Health Care Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Innovations in Graduate Medical Education
- Clinical Outcomes in Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
- Therapeutics for COVID-19
- Infectious Disease
- Care of COVID-19 Patients
- Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
- Cardiovascular and Orthopaedic Infections
- Antimicrobial Stewardship and Medical Education