Jennifer Walsh, M.D.

Jennifer Walsh, M.D.

Chief, Division of Combined Medicine and Pediatrics

  • Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine


Jennifer Walsh, M.D., is an Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UT Southwestern. She is the founding Program Director of the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program. Dr. Walsh sees patients in the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic and supervises pediatric residents in the general pediatric clinic and inpatient service at Children’s Health℠. She practices at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

After graduating from Princeton University with a degree in history, Dr. Walsh earned her medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. She completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and then joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007.

She is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics.

Dr. Walsh is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians. She is a member of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, and the Med/Peds Program Directors Association.

She was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018, as well as for several previous years. 

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Meet Dr. Walsh

Primary Care Pediatrician in Dallas

With training and experience in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Jennifer Walsh, M.D., brings a unique perspective to caring for adolescents ages 11 to 21. Kids in that age range have their own needs for medical care, education, counseling, and support as they make the journey into adulthood.

“I’ve cared for patients across the lifespan, so I know what’s coming next for them,” she says. “I’m able to help them navigate decisions they’re facing now that will affect their health in the long term.”

Dr. Walsh has a particular interest in adolescent reproductive health and also treats patients with complex health issues that may be more difficult to manage during the behavioral, social, and hormonal changes of adolescence.

“I enjoy working with these patients, and I value being in a position to provide health care and support to them at this critical time in their lives,” she says.

Dedicated to Patients – and Training Professionals

Outside the clinic, Dr. Walsh is Chief of the Division of Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and is the founding Director of the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program at UT Southwestern. She was instrumental in the formation of both and is dedicated to their clinical and educational missions.

“UT Southwestern is doing something very meaningful here,” Dr. Walsh says. “Not only are we building a program that allows us to better serve our current patients, we’re also dual training the next generation of med/peds specialists so they can provide high-quality health care for families and individuals throughout the age spectrum.”

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Education & Training
  • Residency - University of North Carolina Hospitals (2004-2007), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Internship - University of North Carolina Hospitals (2003-2004), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Medical School - UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (1999-2003), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Physicians, Fellow (2003)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (2003)
  • Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (2007)
  • Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (2011)
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors (2013)
Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2003
  • Best Pediatric Specialists 2011-2016, D Family Magazine
  • Core Clerkship Clinical Teaching Award for Subinternships 2012, UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Pediatric to adult healthcare transition
  • Medical education