Biography

Wen Lai, M.D., is an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a primary care physician at the UT Southwestern Clinical Center at Las Colinas.

Dr. Lai received her medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine.

After residency, Dr. Lai practiced at Vanderbilt University as an Instructor and at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Nashville as a staff physician. In 2000, she returned to Dallas, joining the UT Southwestern faculty and serving as a staff physician at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Dallas. From 2007 to 2008, she was the Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program at Questcare Partners/Las Colinas Medical Center.

In 2008, Dr. Lai began practicing primary care at UT Southwestern’s main campus. She was the Medical Director of Parkland Center for Internal Medicine at Parkland Hospital from 2014 to 2016 before moving to the newly opened clinic in Las Colinas.

Meet Dr. Lai

Primary Care Physician in Dallas

Wen Lai, M.D., is a primary care physician practicing at the UT Southwestern Clinical Center at Las Colinas. As a general internist, Dr. Lai forges lasting relationships with her patients and works hard to help them maintain and improve their overall health.  

“I think one of the important roles of a primary care doctor is to help direct people in their medical journey,” Dr. Lai says.

She also helps patients manage chronic disorders such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disorders, and heart disease. She is often the first doctor her patients see when they have developed serious or life-threatening conditions, such as cancer or organ failure, and she is able to refer her patients to the right medical specialist to receive treatment for that condition. 

Dr. Lai believes the key to providing good primary care is attentiveness and compassion. She approaches each diagnosis and treatment plan carefully to guarantee the best possible outcome for each individual patient.

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Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994-1997), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1990-1994)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
Books & Publications

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