Dawn Zhao, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Zhao holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Duke University in North Carolina. She earned her medical degree at the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio. She completed internal medicine residency training at Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, where she was Chief Medical Resident.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Zhao joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021. She is currently a hospitalist at Parkland Health and Hospital System.

Dr. Zhao is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Society of General Internal Medicine. 

Personal Note

Outside of work, Dr. Zhao enjoys all things involving food, including cooking, eating, and watching related TV shows.


Chief Resident
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center 2020, Internal Medicine
Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2017)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (2020), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Hospital Medicine
  • Medical Education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Impact of Nighttime on First Pass Success During the Emergent Endotracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Patients.
Fein DG, Zhao D, Swartz K, Nauka P, Andrea L, Aboodi M, Shiloh AL, Eisen LA, J Intensive Care Med 2020 Oct 885066620965166

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding House Officer Award
    Montefiore Medical Center (2021)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians (2013)
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (2016)