Kelly Chin, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  She specializes in pulmonary hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, and is the Medical Director for the Pulmonary Hypertension Program.  She also leads a multispecialty research group focused primarily on research involving pulmonary diseases, including multiple clinical trials and observational studies. 

Dr. Chin received her medical degree from UT Southwestern, where she also completed her residency in internal medicine.  She then completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and after returning to UT Southwestern, completed a Master of Science in Clinical Sciences at UT Southwestern. 

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Chin has served as a principal investigator on many phase II, III and IV clinical trials in pulmonary hypertension. She has also served as a steering, advisory or adjudication committee member for multiple pulmonary hypertension observational studies and clinical trials.  She previously served as a section editor for the journal Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, and is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Circulation (2015-current.)   

Texas Monthly has named Dr. Chin a Super Doctor for the past several years. She is board certified in pulmonary disease and in critical care medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1996)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2000), Internal Medicine
University of California at San Diego School of Medicine (2005), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine

Research Interest

  • Pulmonary Hypertension


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

"Treat-to-close": Non-repairable ASD-PAH in the adult: Results from the North American ASD-PAH (NAAP) Multicenter Registry.
Bradley EA, Ammash N, Martinez SC, Chin K, Hebson C, Singh HS, Aboulhosn J, Grewal J, Billadello J, Chakinala MM, Daniels CJ, Zaidi AN, Int. J. Cardiol. 2019 Sep 291 127-133
Differentiating Precapillary From Postcapillary Pulmonary Hypertension.
Naeije R, Chin K, Circulation 2019 Aug 140 9 712-714
Discordance between Imaging Modalities in the Evaluation of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: A Combined Experience from Two Academic Medical Centers.
Furfaro D, Azadi J, Housten T, Kolb TM, Damico RL, Hassoun PM, Chin K, Mathai SC, Ann Am Thorac Soc 2019 Feb 16 2 277-280


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Finalist, Alfred Soffer Research Award
    ACCP Original Research Award (2007)
  • College of Natural Sciences College Scholar Award
  • Southwestern Medical Foundation Medical School Scholarship 1992-1996
  • College of Natural Science Dean’s Honor List 1989-1992

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association