Kyaw Soe, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Endocrinology.

Originally from Myanmar, Dr. Soe obtained his medical degree at the Institute of Medicine in Yangon, Myanmar. He completed internal medicine residency training and a fellowship in endocrinology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Soe joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016. he is a Staff Physician in the Division of Endocrinology at the North Texas VA Health Care System in Dallas.

Dr. Soe is a member of the VHA Transgender Care Coordination (TCC) Integrated Project Team.

Dr. Soe's research interests include transgender care, testosterone, lipid, and cardiovascular outcome. This research has led to several clinical trials, lectures, and peer-reviewed publications. 

Personal Note

Outside of medicine, Dr. Soe's interests include cooking, traveling, and reading history books.

Research Interest

  • Cardiovascular Complications of Diabetes
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Male Hypogonadism
  • Trangender Care


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Irwig MS, Fleseriu M, Jonklaas J, Tritos NA, Yuen KCJ, Correa R, Elhomsy G, Garla V, Jasim S, Soe K, Baldeweg SE, Boguszewski CL, Bancos I, Endocr Pract 2020 Mar 26 3 340-353
Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
Htay T, Soe K, Lopez-Perez A, Doan AH, Romagosa MA, Aung K, Curr Cardiol Rep 2019 04 21 6 45
Influence of metabolic syndrome and race on the relationship between intensive blood pressure control and cardiovascular outcomes in the SPRINT cohort.
Dungan K, Craven TE, Soe K, Wright JT, Basile J, Haley WE, Kressin NR, Rani U, Tamariz L, Whittle J, Wiggers A, Osei K, Diabetes Obes Metab 2018 03 20 3 629-637
Subcutaneous liraglutide reduces weight and improves metabolic control in obese participants.
Soe K, Dungan KM Evid Based Med 2015 Dec 20 6 203
Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the elderly.
Soe K, Sacerdote A, Karam J, Bahtiyar G Maturitas 2011 Oct 70 2 151-9
Comparison of the CKD Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) study equations: prevalence of and risk factors for diabetes mellitus in CKD in the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP).
McFarlane SI, McCullough PA, Sowers JR, Soe K, Chen SC, Li S, Vassalotti JA, Stevens LA, Salifu MO, Kurella Tamura M, Bomback AS, Norris KC, Collins AJ, Bakris GL, Whaley-Connell AT Am. J. Kidney Dis. 2011 Mar 57 3 Suppl 2 S24-31
Cardiovascular risk reduction via increasing HDL cholesterol: the promise of the dal-OUTCOMES Trial.
Soe K, Alam A, Philip C, Ruiz E, Ramkissoon K, McFarlane SI Curr. Diab. Rep. 2011 Feb 11 1 4-6
Individualizing Glycemic Control in the Critically Ill.
Murphy CV, Saliba L, MacDermott J, Soe K, Dungan KM, Crit Care Nurs Q 2020 Jan/Mar 43 1 14-27


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Dedicated Service Award
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Medicine (2010)
  • Teacher of the Year Award
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Medicine (2008-2009)
  • Award of Excellence in Education
    The Myanmar American Medical Education Society (2004)
  • National Scholarship Award
    Ministry of Education of Myanmar (1990)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2009)
  • American College of Physicians (2008)
  • The Endocrine Society (2009)