Biography

Dr. Bufkin practices Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics providing primary care to patients of all ages. She is originally from Clinton, Mississippi and received her undergraduate degree in Biological Engineering from Mississippi State University. She received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She completed her postgraduate Internal Medicine-Pediatrics training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she served as chief resident during her final year. She joined UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2020.

Dr. Bufkin enjoys helping patients navigate the health system and meeting their health goals. She is dedicated to keeping humanism alive in medicine. Dr. Bufkin is passionate about improving healthcare transitions, particularly for adults with chronic childhood illness as well as improving care coordination for children with medical complexity. Outside of medicine, Dr. Bufkin enjoys spending time with her young family, exploring local parks, listening to audiobooks, and pursuing artistic endeavors.

Education

Medical School
University of Mississippi Medical Center (2016)
Residency
University of Alabama at Birmingham (2019), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Chief Resident
University of Alabama at Birmingham (2020), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Research Interest

  • Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity
  • Healthcare Transition of Care

Honors & Awards

  • Founder's Fund Recipient
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (2018)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
    University of Mississippi Medical Center (2015)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
    Universtiy of Mississippi Medical Center

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2016)
  • American College of Physicians (2016)