Dr. Cutrell is originally from Sulphur Springs in northeast Texas.  Following in the footsteps of his uncle and father who both attended UT Southwestern, Dr. Cutrell completed his medical school training at UTSW and was the Ho Din Award winner of his graduating class.  Attracted by the breadth of clinical cases and intellectually stimulating environment, he remained at UT Southwestern to complete an internal medicine residency, a chief medicine residency, and an infectious diseases fellowship.  Dr. Cutrell’s clinical interests focus on the care of patients with HIV and the rational and effective use of antimicrobials.  He is currently leading the antibiotic stewardship program at the Dallas VA Medical Center in addition to providing clinical care in the HIV clinic, on the general medicine wards, and ID consult service.  Dr. Cutrell also has strong interests in graduate medical education and teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in infectious disease.  Outside of medicine, Dr. Cutrell enjoys reading, spending time with his wife and two sons, and traveling.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2007)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013), Infectious Diseases

Research Interest

  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Chronic metabolic complications and malignancy in HIV patients
  • Clinical outcomes in musculoskeletal and diabetic foot infections
  • Innovations in graduate medical education
  • Prevention of surgical site infections


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Statin use and medically attended acute respiratory illness among influenza vaccine recipients.
Cutrell JB, Drechsler H, Bedimo R, Alvarez CA, Mansi IA, Vaccine 2019 Sep
Non-AIDS-defining Cancers Among HIV-Infected Patients.
Cutrell J, Bedimo R Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 2013 Sep 10 3 207-16

Honors & Awards

  • Chief Medicine Resident
    Selected to serve as Chief Resident for Internal Medicine Residency Program 2010-11 (2010)
  • Resident Teaching Award
    Award for outstanding teaching as voted by UTSW medical students (2010)
  • Resident Teaching Award
    Award for outstanding teaching as voted by UTSW medical students (2008)
  • Ho Din Award
    Award for top graduating student of UT Southwestern (2007)
  • UT Austin Dean's Scholar
    Natural Sciences Honors Program at UT Austin (2000-2003)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2012)
  • American College of Physicians (2010)
  • Texas Medical Association (2010)