Dr. Sendelbach received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University and her MD from New Jersey Medical School-Rutgers University. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and worked in a community clinic for refugees and the underserved prior to joining the faculty in 1993 as a general pediatrician in the Newborn Nursery. She is currently a Professor in the General Pediatrics Education division and sees patients in ambulatory general pediatrics.

Dr. Sendelbach serves as Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at UT Southwestern. She is a member of the UTSouthwestern Academy of Teachers and the SHINE Academy of Health Science Education. She has been a student mentor in the Fashena College since its inception. Her interests include curriculum design, faculty development and student mentorship. 


Rutgers University , Chemical Engineering
Medical School
Central South Univ, Xiang-Ya S (1982)
Medical School
Unlisted - College or Universi (1982)

Research Interest

  • Complete blood counts (CBC) in term infants with exposure to pretreated chorioamnionitis
  • Duration of antibiotic treatment of pneumonia in term newborns
  • Noninvasive bilirubin measurements


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Varicella, influenza: not necessary to separate mother and infant.
Sendelbach DM, Sanchez PJ Pediatrics 2012 Aug 130 2 e464; author reply 465-6
Prevention of Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Influenza during the Postpartum Period.
Cantey JB, Bascik SL, Heyne NG, Gonzalez JR, Jackson GL, Rogers VL, Sheffield JS, Treviño S, Sendelbach D, Wendel GD, Sánchez PJ Am J Perinatol 2012 Aug
Circulating blasts and associated hematologic disorders in neonates with Down syndrome.
Jackson GL, Sendelbach DM, Rambally B, Manning MD, Engle WD Am J Perinatol 2012 Apr 29 4 259-66
Hospital course and short-term outcomes of term and late preterm neonates following exposure to prolonged rupture of membranes and/or chorioamnionitis.
Jackson GL, Rawiki P, Sendelbach D, Manning MD, Engle WD Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 2012 Jan 31 1 89-90
Pulse oximetry screening at 4 hours of age to detect critical congenital heart defects.
Sendelbach DM, Jackson GL, Lai SS, Fixler DE, Stehel EK, Engle WD Pediatrics 2008 Oct 122 4 e815-20
Newborn hearing screening and detection of congenital cytomegalovirus infection.
Stehel EK, Shoup AG, Owen KE, Jackson GL, Sendelbach DM, Boney LF, Sánchez PJ Pediatrics 2008 May 121 5 970-5
Serum calcium values in term and late-preterm neonates receiving gentamicin.
Chiruvolu A, Engle WD, Sendelbach D, Manning MD, Jackson GL Pediatr. Nephrol. 2008 Apr 23 4 569-74
Evaluation of a transcutaneous jaundice meter following hospital discharge in term and near-term neonates.
Engle WD, Jackson GL, Stehel EK, Sendelbach DM, Manning MD J Perinatol 2005 Jul 25 7 486-90
Are complete blood cell counts useful in the evaluation of asymptomatic neonates exposed to suspected chorioamnionitis?
Jackson GL, Engle WD, Sendelbach DM, Vedro DA, Josey S, Vinson J, Bryant C, Hahn G, Rosenfeld CR Pediatrics 2004 May 113 5 1173-80
Pneumonia in term neonates: laboratory studies and duration of antibiotic therapy.
Engle WD, Jackson GL, Sendelbach DM, Stehel EK, Ford DM, McHugh KM, Norris MR, Vedro DA, Velaphi S, Michelow IC, Olsen KD J Perinatol 2003 Jul-Aug 23 5 372-7

Honors & Awards

  • Elected to Membership
    UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers (2015)
  • Elected to Membership
    The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine MD Academy of Health Science Education (2015)
  • Inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Physician of the Year
    Parkland Hospital (2009)
  • Child Advocate of the Year
    Greater Texas Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (2004)
  • James J. Slade Scholar
    Rutgers College of Engineering (1978)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1990)
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors (2007)