Joe Lockridge, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Division of Nephrology. He specializes in nephrology and transplant nephrology and serves as Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation for Parkland Health & Hospital System.

Dr. Lockridge holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Dallas. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and completed internal medicine residency training at UT Southwestern. He then received advanced training through a fellowship in nephrology at the University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship in transplant nephrology at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, California.

Board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022. Previously, he served on the faculty of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.

Dr. Lockridge is a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation. He has delivered numerous presentations, contributed to several books related to transplantation, and published peer-reviewed academic articles related to his areas of expertise.


Medical School
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2008)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011), Internal Medicine
University of California San Francisco Medical Center (2013), Nephrology
Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2014), Transplant Nephrology

Research Interest

  • Cytomegalovirus Infection in Transplant Recipients
  • Long-term Outcomes of Early Transplant Rejection
  • Organ Allocation

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow
    American Society of Transplantation (2022)
  • Golden Rose Award for Outstanding Patient Care
    Oregon Health and Science University (2016)
  • PROMISE Award
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2015)
  • Outstanding Fellow of the Year
    University of California San Francisco, Nephrology Division (2012)
  • Champion for Quality Initiatives
    University of California San Francisco, Nephrology Division (2011)
  • Intern Teacher of the Year
    UT Southwestern Internal Medicine (2009)
  • Infectious Disease Clinical Research Award
    UT Houston Medical School (2007)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Transplantation