Jennifer Walsh, M.D.

Associate Program Director; Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Division Chief

  • Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine


Jennifer Buchanan Walsh, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is the founding Program Director of the UT Southwestern Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program, and she serves as Chief of the Division of Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She specializes in providing primary care for both children and adults.

Dr. Walsh earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and she completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007.

Dr. Walsh is passionate about medical education, adolescent and young adult reproductive health, and improving health care for adolescents and young adults as they transition from pediatric to adult health care, particularly those who have special health care needs.

She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association.

Personal Note

Dr. Walsh loves hiking, yoga, reading historical fiction, and cheering from the sidelines at hockey and soccer games with her husband and three sons.

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
  • Medical School - UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (1999-2003), Pediatrics
  • Residency - University of North Carolina Hospitals (2004-2007), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Internship - University of North Carolina Hospitals (2003-2004), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Physicians
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors
  • Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2011-2021
  • Core Clerkship Clinical Teaching Award 2012, UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Medical Education
  • Pediatric to Adult Health Care Transition

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Contraception
  • Pediatric to Adult Health Care Transition
  • Women's Health

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