Dr. Timothy L. McCavit, M.D., M.S.C.S., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Clinical Director for the Pediatric Sickle Cell Program at UT Southwestern / Children’s Medical Center Dallas.  He received a BS in molecular biology from Texas Tech University in 1998 and an MD from UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2002.  He completed post-graduate medical training at UT Southwestern in 2009 (residency and fellowship) and an MS in Clinical Sciences from UT Southwestern in 2013. 

In addition to his clinical focus on the care of children with sickle cell disease, Dr. McCavit has a research interest in long-term outcomes for children with sickle cell disease.  His published work to date has examined early death, stroke, and infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae in young sickle cell patients.  In addition, he has a research interest in quality-of-care (QOC) and has completed studies evaluating novel QOC indicators for sickle cell pain and febrile neutropenia in pediatric cancer patients.  He is a member of the American Society of Hematology’s Subcommittee on Quality of Care.  Recently, he has developed a research interest in iron deficiency anemia including clinical trials for the treatment of newly-diagnosed and refractory iron deficiency anemia in children.   


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2002)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2005), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2006), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2009), Pediatric Hematology/oncology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Health Services
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    PedsQL™ Sickle Cell Disease Module: Feasibility, Reliability, and Validity.
    Panepinto JA, Torres S, Bendo CB, McCavit TL, Dinu B, Sherman-Bien S, Bemrich-Stolz C, Varni JW Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013 Feb

    Honors & Awards

    • George R. Buchanan Teaching Award for Excellence in Fellow Education (1st Recipient) - UT Southwestern Medical Center
    • Pediatric Resident Research Mentor Award at UT Southwestern Medical Center
    • American Society of Hematology, Clinical Research Training Institute
    • Chief Fellow in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    • Clinical Research Scholar - UT Southwestern Medical Center
    • PAS Travel Grant - PAS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
    • Pediatric Resident Teaching Award
    • TX Tech University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Scholar

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Dallas County Medical Society (2009)
    • Academy Health (2008-2011)
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2006-2011)
    • American Society of Hematology (2006)
    • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (2006)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (2002)
    • American Medical Association (2002)
    • Texas Medical Association (2002)