Caitlin Siropaides, D.O., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Dr. Siropaides holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Allegheny College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She completed her medical education at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed internal medicine residency training and advanced training through a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Siropaides joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Siropaides is the Program Director of the UTSW VitalTalk Advanced Communication Training Program, Clinician Lead of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program in Palliative Care, and Course Director of Internal Medicine Residency Communication Training. She's also the Clinician Lead for ambulatory palliative care at Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Personal Note

Dr. Siropaides’ interests outside of medicine include horseback riding, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.


Medical School
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2012)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2013)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2015), Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2016), Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Research Interest

  • Medical Communication
  • Palliative Care
  • System Quality Improvement - Focused on Patient Treatment Preferences


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Adapting Existing Resources for Serious Illness Communication Skills Training for Internal Medicine Residents.
Sekar DR, Siropaides CH, Smith LN, Nguyen OK, South Med J 2021 May 114 5 283-287
A Multicenter Qualitative Analysis of Medical Student Narratives After a Palliative Care Elective.
Sagin A, Ellman MS, Shariff RR, Jones CA, Tindall K, Siropaides CH, Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2020 Nov 1049909120971565
Time-Limited Trials for Serious Illness #401.
Siropaides CH, Arnold RM, J Palliat Med 2020 11 23 11 1540-1541
Crucial Conversations with Patients in Era of COVID-19
Siropaides CH, Sulistio MS, Reimold SC. Circulation 2020 May 6

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2015)