Kelley Newcomer, M.D.

Kelley Newcomer, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Hospice care


Kelley Finch Newcomer, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in hospice and palliative care.

Dr. Newcomer earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in hospice and palliative medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

Dr. Newcomer serves as the Hospice Rotation Organizer for UT Southwestern and the Clinical Epidemiology Coordinator and Lecturer for the UT Southwestern Palliative Care and Geriatric Fellowship. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society.

She is also the Associate Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Hospice for the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas.

Her research and teaching interests include hospice and palliative medicine, especially topical therapies for pain control and aligning goals of care with patients’ heart defibrillator status. She has delivered several invited lectures and contributed to the book Pain Management for Clinicians.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas (1996-1999), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1995-1996), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1991-1995)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization
Honors & Awards
  • Special Recognition 2019, Hospice Compassus, Outstanding Dedication and Service
  • Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, Outstanding Service Team Physician 2009, Vitas Leadership Council
Books & Publications
  • Hospice care
  • Palliative medicine
  • Topical therapies for pain control Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) use in palliative care patients

Clinical Focus

  • General Internal Medicine
  • Hospice care
  • Palliative Medicine

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