Shelby Holt, M.D.


Department: Surgery


Shelby Holt was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas. She completed her undergraduate education at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. She completed general surgery residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, during which time she served as administrative chief resident and was a member of the resident evaluation committee. She was asked to remain on the faculty at UTSW and focus on endocrine surgery. To prepare for this position, she received additional training from experts in the field of endocrine surgery at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Michigan. As a faculty member, she has made national and international presentations for surgical societies, and she organized the First Annual Texas Endocrine Surgery symposium, a collaborative effort between the three University of Texas medical school campuses.


Medical School University of Texas Health Science Center (1995)
Internship Parkland Health and Hospital System (1996), General Surgery
Residency Parkland Health and Hospital System (2000), General Surgery
Fellowship University of Michigan (2001), Endocrine Surgery

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroid Cancer, Masses & Tumors
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroidectomy

Research Interests

  • Evaluation and management of endocrine disease


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Prevalence of Malignancy within Cytologically Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules.

Miller BS, Lindberg G, Burkey SH, Snyder WH, Nwariaku F. Am J Surg 2004 188 (5) 459 - 462

Feasibility and performance in 100 consecutive patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.

Burkey SH, Snyder WH, Nwariaku, Watumull L, Mathews D Arch Surg 2003 138 (6) 604 - 609

Will directed parathyroidectomy utilizing either the gamma probe or intraoperative PTH assay replace bilateral cervical exploration as the preferred operation for primary hyperparathyroidism.

Burkey SH, van Heerden JA, Farley DR, Thompson GB, Grant CS, Curlee KJ World Journal of Surgery 2002 26 914-920

Re-exploration for symptomatic hematomas after cervical exploration

Burkey SH, van Heerden JA, Thompson GB, Grant CS, Farley DR Surgery 2001 130 914-920

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  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    University of Texas Medical School, Houston (1994)
  • Valedictorian of Graduating Class
    San Angelo Central High School (1987)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Texas Surgical Society
  • Western Surgical Society