Maria Bacalao, M.D.

Maria Bacalao, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology Diseases
  • Rheumatologic Autoimmune Disease


Maria Alejandra Bacalao, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in rheumatology.

Dr. Bacalao earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago and then returned to UT Southwestern for fellowship training in rheumatology.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

Dr. Bacalao’s research interests include lupus and other rheumatologic autoimmune diseases.

Education & Training
  • Graduate School - University of California Berkeley (2010-2011)
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2011-2015)
  • Residency - University of Chicago Medical Center (2015-2018), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018-2020), Rheumatology
  • Other Post Graduate Training - University of California Berkeley (2010-2011)
  • Rheumatologic Autoimmune Disease
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Clinical Focus

  • Rheumatologic Autoimmune Disease

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