Jonathan Dowell, M.D.

Program Director, Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program

  • Internal Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Chest Cancers


Dr. Dowell completed his medical school education at the University of Chicago and received his internal medicine training at UT Southwestern. He then pursued his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt University, where he received extensive mentorship in thoracic malignancies from leaders in that field. Following fellowship, given his affinity for the clinical, research, and teaching environment at UT Southwestern, Dr. Dowell returned to join the faculty. Dr. Dowell specializes primarily in thoracic malignancies, including but not limited to non-small cell and small cell lung cancers, mesothelioma, and thymoma. He is also an active investigator in the clinical research program for these cancers at UT Southwestern. Dr. Dowell's approach is to educate patients and their families about their illness so that they can make informed treatment decisions. In addition, Dr. Dowell is devoted to medical education.

In 2018, he was named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly.

Personal Note

His interests outside of work include travel, baseball, and family activities.

Education & Training
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1993-1994), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994-1996), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1989-1993)
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1997-2000), Hematology Oncology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2020-2022
  • Internal Medicine, Core Clerkship Teaching Award 2012, Teaching Award
  • Eugene P. Frenkel Outstanding Teaching Award 2010, Teaching Award
  • ASCO 2000, Merit Award
  • Vanderbilt Hematology/Oncology 1998, Fellow Award
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Lung Cancer
  • Chest Cancers
  • Medical Treatment of Lung Cancer

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