Vishal Kapadia, D.O.

  • Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Otolaryngology cancer care


Vishal Kapadia, D.O., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in palliative and supportive care for patients with serious illnesses, including head and neck cancers.

Dr. Kapadia earned his medical degree at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and received advanced training in hospice and palliative medicine through a fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Prior to his fellowship, he worked as a hospitalist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.

Board certified in internal medicine and in hospice and palliative medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019.

Dr. Kapadia founded and directs a palliative care clinic with the Department of Otolaryngology. His treatment of seriously ill patients includes discussion of care goals, advance care planning, and managing pain and other symptoms.

He is Co-founder of the University of Texas Coalition of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, which is designed to connect University of Texas palliative care programs throughout the state. Additionally, he created and actively manages a Twitter account for UT Southwestern’s palliative care division.

He has delivered numerous presentations related to palliative care, and he plays an active role in graduate medical education and training of learners of palliative care principles.

Personal Note

Dr. Kapadia’s interests outside of medicine include football, biking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Kansas Medical Center (2018-2019), Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Residency - Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (2013-2016), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (2009-2013)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
Honors & Awards
  • General Internal Medicine Academic Development Award 2021, UT Southwestern
  • Clinical Vignette Competition First Place Recipient 2014, Northern Illinois American College of Physicians
  • Senior of the Year Award 2014, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Books & Publications
  • Palliative care curriculum for otolaryngology residents
  • Embedding palliative care into otolaryngology clinics
  • Creating a statewide palliative care network

Clinical Focus

  • Palliative Medicine
  • Otolaryngology cancer care
  • Collaborative care coalition-building

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