Dr.Michelle Caraballo received her B.S. in Bioengineering from Rice University, and her M.D. from UT Southwestern. She completed residency training in Pediatrics at UT Southwestern before moving to Denver for fellowship training in both Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at the University of Colorado. Originally from the Dallas area, she moved back home to join the faculty at UT Southwestern in the Department of Pediatrics in 2015.

Her primary interests include pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders, narcolepsy and asthma.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2008)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2011), Pediatrics
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine - National Jewish Health (2014), Sleep Medicine
University of Colorado Denver (2015), Pediatric Pulmonology

Specialty Areas

  • Pediatric Lung (Pulmonology)
  • Pediatric Sleep & Breathing Disorders
  • Pediatrics

Clinical Interest

  • Asthma
  • Pediatric Respiratory Medicine
  • Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
  • Research Interest

    • Infant safe sleep
    • Pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Knowledge, Attitudes, and Risk for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death inĀ Children of Adolescent Mothers: A Qualitative Study.
    Caraballo M, Shimasaki S, Johnston K, Tung G, Albright K, Halbower AC J. Pediatr. 2016 Jul 174 78-83.e2


    Featured Books Legend Featured Books

    Honors & Awards

    • Ambulatory Provider of the Month
      Children's Health (2015)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Dallas County Medical Society (2015)
    • Texas Medical Association (2015)
    • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2013)
    • American Thoracic Society (2011)