Maria del Pilar Brito, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Section Head of Thyroid in the Division of Endocrinology. She is also the Director of Thyroid Cancer for Parkland Health. Dr. Brito's clinical interests include thyroid noduleshyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer.

Dr. Brito earned her medical degree at Universidad Iberoamericana in the Dominican Republic and completed her internal medicine residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She received advanced training in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism through a fellowship at Albany Medical Center in New York and completed the Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023. Previously, she served as Director of the Mount Sinai Thyroid Center and as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine.

Dr. Brito is a member of several professional societies, including the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, and the American Thyroid Association. She is also on the editorial boards of Video Endocrinology and Clinical Thyroidology for the Public.

She has delivered numerous presentations and published peer-reviewed academic articles related to her areas of expertise.

Personal Note

Outside of medicine, Dr. Brito enjoys watching stand-up comedy, Latin dancing, and playing pool.


Medical School
Universidad Iberoamericana, Dominican Republic (2006)
Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida (2011), Internal Medicine
Albany Medical Center (2013), Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Thyroid, Diet, and Alternative Approaches.
Larsen D, Singh S, Brito M, J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2022 Aug
Graves' disease.
Davies TF, Andersen S, Latif R, Nagayama Y, Barbesino G, Brito M, Eckstein AK, Stagnaro-Green A, Kahaly GJ, Nat Rev Dis Primers 2020 Jul 6 1 52
Megestrol Acetate-Induced Symptomatic Hypogonadism in a Male Patient.
Munshi LB, Tsushima Y, Cheng K, Brito M, Case Rep Endocrinol 2018 2018 7048610
Advancements in Clinical Thyroidology 2016
Maria Brito, Terry F Davies US Endocrinology 2016 2 12 83-84