Program Faculty and Leadership

Dr. Jennifer Walsh

Jennifer Walsh, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Program Director

Dr. Walsh completed her residency training in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. As a faculty member at UT Southwestern since 2007, she provides primary care in the combined Med-Peds Primary Care practice at UT Southwestern  and both inpatient and outpatient pediatric care at Children’s Health℠ Children’s Medical Center. Her academic interests are adolescent reproductive health, health care transition of youth with special health care needs, and medical education. She has served as Associate Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at Children’s Medical Center/UT Southwestern, and is the founding Residency Program Director and Division Chief for Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She enjoys yoga, hiking, reading, and cheering from the sidelines at hockey and soccer games with her husband and three sons.

Photo: Jaclyn Albin, M.D.

Jaclyn Albin, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Associate Program Director

Dr. Albin obtained her M.D. from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. She completed residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and then served as Chief Resident in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dr. Albin sees patients of all ages in the combined Med-Peds Primary Care Practice at UT Southwestern Medical Center and also works with Med-Peds interns and Internal Medicine residents at the Parkland Center for Internal Medicine.

Dr. Albin is board certified in lifestyle medicine and is a certified culinary medicine specialist (CCMS), serving on the national advisory board of Health meets Food and in the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative. She seeks to drive positive change at a population health level through community-based innovation in culinary and lifestyle medicine.

She lives with her husband and two children and loves cooking, traveling, and spending time outside.

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Emily Bufkin, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Associate Program Director

Dr. Emily Nations Bufkin is originally from Clinton, Mississippi and received her undergraduate degree in Biological Engineering from Mississippi State Degree. She received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She completed her combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she served as chief resident during her final year. Dr. Bufkin will be working in the William T. and Gay F. Solomon Combined Med-Peds clinic providing direct care and supervising residents. Her academic interests include medical education and health care transitions.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Bufkin enjoys spending time with her young family, exploring local parks, and listening to audiobooks.

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Paul Broker, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical Director of Student Health Services

Dr. Broker practices Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics providing primary care to individuals of all ages. He is originally from Minnesota and received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from the University of Minnesota. Afterwards, desiring to treat individuals across the lifespan he completed Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency with the University of Arizona Phoenix, also serving as chief resident during his final year. He joined UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2019.

Dr. Broker enjoys teaching about health promotion and wellness. His goal is to bring together the benefits of medical science and the therapeutic context of a person’s life. Additionally, he partners with his patients to form goals to improve health, with a focus on effective and therapeutic communication. His specific interests include general primary care and health promotion, healthcare transition of children to adult care, adolescent and adult sexual health, HIV prevention including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and healthcare provider wellness.

In his free time, he enjoys exercising, yoga, rollerblading, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends

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Jason Newman, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Med-Peds Primary Care Practice

Dr. Newman completed his residency training in a combined internal medicine and pediatrics program at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, TN. After serving as pediatric chief resident, he worked as a Med-Peds primary care provider and clinic site leader in an underserved Memphis community. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014 and is the Medical Director for the Med-Peds Primary Care Practice. His academic interests include patient-centered primary care for all ages, quality improvement in health care, and the education of medical students and residents.

Med-Peds Hospital Medicine Faculty

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Nabeeha Ahmad, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

Dr. Ahmad is originally from Buffalo, NY. She obtained her medical degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed her residency training in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Ahmad works as a hospitalist providing care to patients of all ages at both Parkland Hospital and Children’s Medical Center. Her academic interests include health care equity, advocacy, global health and medical education. Outside of medicine she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

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Shanup Dalal, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

Dr. Dalal is originally from Houston, Texas and received his medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was always drawn to the entire human condition, which led him to pursue a residency in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics. He saw this residency as a gateway to global health, and he plans on continuing global health pursuits throughout his career. In addition, he has particular interests in end-of-life care and pulmonary diseases. Outside of medicine, Dr. Dalal is interested in basketball, photography and picking up new sports like bouldering and pickleball!

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Daniel Driver, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

Dr. Driver is originally from Goshen, Indiana. He attended medical school at Indiana University, where he also completed his internal medicine and pediatrics residency. His clinical interests include hospital medicine, medical education and training, transitions of care, and improving outcomes for patients with complex childhood diseases. When he's not at work, Dr. Driver enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, roasting coffee, listening to and playing music, cooking, and exploring the outdoors.

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Madeline Michalopulos, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

Dr. Michalopulos received both her undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. She then moved to Memphis, TN to complete her residency training in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee where she also served as Chief Resident. Her academic interests include healthcare access for underserved patients, health inequities and literacy disparities, as well as healthcare transitions from pediatric to adult care. Dr. Michalopulos is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern, caring for patients of all ages at Children’s Medical Center and Parkland Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys kickboxing, skiing, traveling, and loves cooking and making wine with her husband.

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Nicole Oakman, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Med-Peds Hospital Medicine Physician Lead

Dr. Oakman is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine where she also acted as chief resident of the Medicine-Pediatrics program. Her clinical and research interests include medical education, health disparities, advocacy, and facilitating smooth transitions from pediatric to adult care. Dr. Oakman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern, caring for patients of all ages at Children’s Medical Center and Parkland Hospital. In addition to medicine, she enjoys visiting new places, trying new recipes, and spending time with family and friends.

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Courtney Shipman-Brownlee, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

Dr. Shipman-Brownlee is originally from Pennsylvania and first moved to Texas to complete her Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She spent the early years of her career as a Med-Peds hospitalist at Massachusetts General Hospital and served as faculty at Harvard Medical School. She brings to UTSW a strong background of caring for both children and adults in tertiary care settings, and her clinical interests include medical education, transition care for young adult patients, improving care for underserved patients, and legislative advocacy. Outside of medicine, Dr. Shipman-Brownlee enjoys spending time with her family, reading, music, yoga, and exploring the DFW region.

Dr. Ami Waters

Ami Waters, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Ami Waters received her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Vanderbilt University and then returned to Texas for her medical degree at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed her training in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Waters pursued further training in Global Health from 2014-2016 through the UCSF Global Health Hospitalist/ Health Equity, Action and Leadership (HEAL) fellowship. As a part of this fellowship, she spent 6 months of each year working in rural Liberia with Last Mile Health, a non-governmental organization dedicated to ensuring health access to those in remote communities. Dr. Waters joined faculty in September 2016. She treats patients of all ages as a hospitalist at both Parkland and Children’s Medical Center Dallas. In addition, Dr. Waters continues to work with Last Mile Health as Co-Medical Director, spending 6 months a year in Liberia. Her interests include global health, medical education, population health, advocacy and transitions of care. In her free time, she likes to cook, watch college football (Gig’Em! Go Dores!), and travel.

Med-Peds Faculty Partners

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Michael Bowen, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.C.S

Associate Professor
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Population and Data Sciences
Division of General Internal Medicine


Dr. Bowen is originally from Arrington, TN. He received his undergraduate and medical training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Following residency, he completed the VA National Quality Scholars’ Fellowship Program where he received training in health services research and quality improvement. Dr. Bowen has a strong interest in primary care and chronic disease management. His research focuses on early diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes. He has three young children and enjoys spending time with his family, running, cooking, and fishing.

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Christy Boling Turer, M.D.

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Christy  Boling Turer received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins, and completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency, fellowship in health services research in primary care, and Masters in Clinical Research at Duke University. She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2010. Her research has  focused on primary-care weight management, and her clinical work is focused on primary care in the UT Southwestern Multispecialty Clinic.  Her passion for her work comes from a strong family history of obesity/metabolic disease, an amazing husband (Aslan Turer), and parenting her extraordinary children.

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Kara Goss, M.D.

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Colin Kane

Colin Kane, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Ann Marie Navar

Ann Marie Navar, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Dr. Alecia Nero

Alecia Nero, M.D.

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Hematology and Oncology

Dr. Weiyi Tan

Weiyi Tan, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology