Dr. Michelle Gill received her M.D. and Ph.D. in Cellular Biology & Anatomy from the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. She completed her internship, residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Sciences in Little Rock, AR and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gill completed her Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the UT Southwestern Medical Center and thereafter joined the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center in the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Gill’s current research interests center around two of the most common etiologies of respiratory disease in children: allergic asthma and viral respiratory infections. The role of dendritic cells and monocytes in these clinically relevant disease processes is poorly understood. Investigations in Dr. Gill’s laboratory are designed to define mechanisms underlying the potential contribution of these immune cells to the pathogenesis of respiratory diseases in children.

Dr. Gill serves on many institutional and national committees including the Allergenic Products Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration and a Council Member representing Infectious Diseases for the Society of Pediatric Research. 

Dr. Gill is the President-elect (2017) for the Society of Pediatric Research. She was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - LSU School of Medicine (1991-1995)
  • Residency - Arkansas Childrens Hospital (1995-1998), Pediatrics
  • Chief Resident - Arkansas Childrens Hospital (1998-1999), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1999-2003), Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Vice President, Society for Pediatric Research (2015)
  • American Association of Immunologists (2009)
  • NIH Inner City Asthma Consortium (2009)
  • Society for Pediatric Research (2006)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (1999)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (1998)
Honors & Awards
  • Research Mentor Award (Pediatric Residency Program) 2013, Children's Medical Center
  • Outstanding Teacher Award from Medical Student Class of 2010 2007-2008, UT Southwestern
  • Distinguished Young Researcher Award 2004, President's Research Council, UT Southwestern
  • Research Grant Awards, $15K 2002-2003, Children's Medical Center Foundation
  • Pediatric Research Fellowship Award, $90k (peer-reviewed competitive award for fellowship funding) 2000-2002, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • Debra H. Fiser Award for Excellence in Critical Care 1998, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock
  • Donald E. Hill Memorial Award for Excellence in Research 1998, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock
  • Doctor-Patient Relationship Award 1995, Shreveport Medical Society
  • Academic Scholarship, Omicron Delta Kappa, Honor Society 1985-1988, Louisiana State University, Shreveport
Books & Publications
  • Virus-induced asthma exacerbations
  • Rhinovirus and immune sensitization
  • Dendritic cell biology

Clinical Focus

  • Infectious Disease

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Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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