Kelly Chin, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

It's very rewarding as a physician to help patients improve with effective treatment options and impact their life in that way.

Originally from Oklahoma City, Dr. Chin holds a bachelor's degree with honors in biology from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She also holds a master's degree in clinical science with honors from UT Southwestern Medical Center. She completed internal medicine residency training at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She then completed advanced training through a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of California San Diego.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Chin joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007.

Dr. Chin's clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. 

Dr. Chin has served as a principal investigator on many phase II, III, and IV clinical trials in pulmonary hypertension.

Dr. Chin is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Texas Monthly has named Dr. Chin a Super Doctor for the past several years.


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


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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