Melissa Shoemaker, M.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in obesity medicine, lifestyle medicine, and preventive medicine.

Dr. Shoemaker earned her medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She completed a residency in general preventive medicine at the University of California San Diego Medical Center and received advanced training through a fellowship in obesity medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also holds a master's degree in public health from San Diego State University.

She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023.

Dr. Shoemaker’s research interests center around population health with an emphasis on prevention, nutritional health, and weight loss initiatives, and she has delivered multiple presentations on these and related topics.

Personal Note

When she’s not at work, Dr. Shoemaker enjoys life’s simple pleasures, including finding new restaurants and recipes to share with friends and family and exploring Texas and the cultural events around Dallas.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Alabama at Birmingham (2022-2023), Obesity Medicine
  • Residency - University of California, San Diego Medical Center (2020-2022), Preventive Medicine
  • Undergraduate School - San Diego State University School of Public Health (2020-2022), Public Health
  • Other Post Graduate Training - San Diego State University (2020-2022)
  • Internship - University of California, San Diego Medical Center (2019-2020), Family Medicine
  • Medical School - University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2015-2019)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine Association
  • The Obesity Society

Clinical Focus

  • Medical Weight Management
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine

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