Dr. Gavinski is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received her initial medical training and master’s in public health from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She pursued a residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern drawn to its academic rigor, outstanding residents, supportive staff, and diverse patient population. She has a long-standing passion for primary care and medical education. Dr. Gavinski currently serves as the Internal Medicine Chief Medical Resident for Ambulatory Care.

Research Interest

  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Medical Education
  • Primary Care


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Learning How to Build Illness Scripts.
Gavinski K, Covin YN, Longo PJ Acad Med 2018 Oct
Validation of the delirium observation screening scale in a hospitalized older population.
Gavinski K, Carnahan R, Weckmann M, J Hosp Med 2016 07 11 7 494-7

Honors & Awards

  • Lorraine Sulkin-Schein Award in Geriatric Medicine
    UT Southwestern (2019)
  • L. Randol Barker-Kern Award
    JOhns Hopkins GIM Housestaff Research Award (2018)