Dr. Dellinger is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He received a bachelors degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and received his medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham after completing a rotating internship at The Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. Early in his career, Dr. Dellinger focused on diabetes and endocrine disease but then shifted his focus to the care of those with special challenges to receiving proper healthcare, including those with serious mental illnesses and addiction. Mid-career Dr. Dellinger shifted his focus to other at-risk groups, especially the homeless, frail, elderly and those near the end of life.

He completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Vanderbilt University. He served as a medical director for The Denver Hospice and as a medical director for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Before moving to Dallas, he served as a medical director and chief medical officer for St. Francis Hospice of Hawaii where he was also affiliated with The University of Hawaii Department of Geriatric Medicine. He continues to serve on Hawaii’s Governor’s Medical Advisory Board.

Now a part of the Palliative and Hospice team at the North Texas VA, Dr. Dellinger continues to focus on those with the most challenging circumstances as they approach the end of life. His clinical practice emphasizes true goal directed patient centered care.

Dr. Dellinger’s interests outside of medicine include family, food and travel.

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians (1996)