Jaime Almandoz, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the  Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Endocrinology. He is Assistant Medical Director of the UTSW Clinical Research Unit in the Center for Translational Medicine. He is an expert in nonsurgical weight management and the medical care of patients following bariatric surgery.

Originally from Trinidad, Dr. Almandoz received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where he graduated first in his class. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. He received further training in internal medicine and advanced fellowship training in endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism, and nutrition at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed an additional fellowship in nutrition and metabolic diseases at UT Southwestern.

Board-certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and obesity medicine, Dr. Almandoz joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2013. As a member of UT Southwestern’s Endocrinology team, he provides specialized care to patients seeking medical weight-loss therapies and to patients following bariatric surgery who have developed nutritional problems or weight regain. He also sees patients with cholesterol disorders and type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Almandoz publishes the results of his work frequently in scientific and medical journals and is involved in a variety of professional organizations, including the Obesity Society, Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and American Diabetes Association.


Medical School
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2004)
Beaumont Hospital (2005), Internal Medicine
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (2007), Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (2009), Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (2012), Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013), Nutrition & Metabolic Diseases

Research Interest

  • Effects of weight loss on metabolism
  • Metabolic complications of obesity
  • Post-bariatric care
  • Weight Management


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Immunosuppression and Clostridium difficile Infection Risk in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patients.
Morales-Marroquin E, Xie L, Uppuluri M, Almandoz JP, Cruz-Muñoz N, Messiah SE, J Am Coll Surg 2021 May
Type 2 Diabetes and HbA1c Predict All-Cause Post-Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Hospital Readmission.
Morales-Marroquin E, Xie L, Meneghini L, de la Cruz-Muñoz N, Almandoz JP, Mathew SM, Schneider BE, Messiah SE, Obesity (Silver Spring) 2021 01 29 1 71-78
Impact of bariatric surgery on cerebral vascular reactivity and cognitive function: a non-randomized pilot study.
Tucker WJ, Thomas BP, Puzziferri N, Samuel TJ, Zaha VG, Lingvay I, Almandoz J, Wang J, Gonzales EA, Brothers RM, Nelson MD, Pilot Feasibility Stud 2020 6 21
Metabolic syndrome remission after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.
Nassour I, Almandoz JP, Adams-Huet B, Kukreja S, Puzziferri N Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2017 10 393-402


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Captain Massey-Miles Prize in Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Medical School Graduation (2004)
  • Mahon Medal in Medicine
    Medical School Graduation (2004)
  • Rueben Harvey Prize from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland
    Graduating first in medical school class (2004)
  • Wheeler Medal in Surgery
    Medical School Graduation (2004)