Srinivas Bollineni, M.D.

Assistant Director of Lung Transplant

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Lung (Pulmonary) Disorders
  • Lung Transplant Medicine


Srinivas Bollineni, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

A pulmonologist, Dr. Bollineni specializes in caring for people with end-stage lung diseases and patients who need a lung transplant.

He is American Board of Internal Medicine certified in both internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.

His research interests focus on airway complications in lung transplant patients.

Dr. Bollineni earned his medical degree at the Sri Venkateswara Medical College in India. He completed an internal medicine residency at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis and a fellowship in pulmonary critical care at Baylor College of Medicine.

He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2010.

Meet Dr. Bollineni

Lung Transplant Specialist in Dallas

Pulmonologist Srivinas Bollineni, M.D., guides people with end-stage lung diseases through the lung transplant process. He manages their care before a transplant, through the surgery, and for the rest of their lives.

As a member of UT Southwestern Medical Center's multidisciplinary lung transplant team, Dr. Bollineni coordinates care among the thoracic surgeons and many other specialists involved in the unique management of lung transplant patients.

"After lung transplantation, our patients can pursue their passions again."

Because lung transplantation is typically the last treatment option for patients with end-stage lung diseases, he tries to find other treatment options that may not require lifelong maintenance, such as lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS).

Lifelong Care

For patients who do require transplantation, Dr. Bollineni delivers all of their medical care from that point on – not just pre- and post-surgery.

"If these patients get a cough, cold, or any health problem for the rest of their lives, they come to me," he says.

Board-certified and fellowship-trained, Dr. Bollineni credits UT Southwestern's experienced lung disease and transplant specialists for creating an environment in which patients can prosper. The program is ranked among the top in the nation for one-year and three-year post-transplant survival of lung transplant patients.

While helping patients get a second chance at living, Dr. Bollineni forges strong bonds with them.

"When I see patients in clinic, I extend my hand to say hello," he says. "Many times they say, 'No – give me a hug!' That makes me happy because we’re all so passionate about our work, and I feel like we’ve really helped these people."

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - Sri Venkateswara Medical College, India (1994-2000)
  • Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine (2007-2010), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
  • Residency - St. Luke's Hospital (2005-2007), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - St. Luke's Hospital (2004-2005), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Member and Honorary consultant of SAMHITHA, India
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Lung (Pulmonary) Disorders
  • Lung Transplant Medicine

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Q&A by Dr. Bollineni