Hanine El Haddad, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine. She specializes in infectious diseases in patients who have compromised immune systems, particularly recipients of organ transplants and patients with cancer.

Dr. El Haddad holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Lebanese University in Fanar, Lebanon, where she also earned her medical degree. She completed internal medicine residency training at Staten Island University Hospital and then received advanced training in infectious diseases through a joint fellowship program at Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023, she served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington.

Dr. El Haddad is the Associate Medical Director for Infection Prevention at UT Southwestern and a member of several professional associations, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the American Society of Transplantation.

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

Personal Note

When she’s not at work, Dr. El Haddad enjoys spending time with her daughter.


Medical School
Lebanese University, Faculty of Medical Sciences (2011)
Staten Island University Hospital (2015), Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine (2017), Infectious Diseases

Honors & Awards

  • Second Place, Teaching Faculty of the Year
    University of Kentucky (2021-2023)
  • ID Week Trainee Award
    Infectious Diseases Society of America (2016)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America