Biography

James Cutrell, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in the care of COVID-19 patients, outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, cardiovascular and orthopaedic infections, antimicrobial stewardship, and medical education.

Dr. Cutrell completed all of his medical education and advanced training at UT Southwestern, earning his medical degree as the top graduating medical student in the class of 2007, finishing his residency (the final year as Chief Resident) in 2010, and completing his fellowship in infectious diseases in 2013.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in infectious diseases, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2013.

As a COVID-19 treatment and vaccines expert, Dr. Cutrell is advancing COVID-19 research, education, and patient care. His article "Pharmacologic Treatments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Review" in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is one of the most cited articles to date about COVID-19. He is quoted frequently in national and regional media outlets, including The Washington Post, MSNBC, and Bloomberg News, for his knowledge on COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.

He serves on UT Southwestern’s COVID-19 Recovery of Operations Committee, Committee for Deployment of COVID-19 Antibody Testing, COVID-19 Vaccine Science Review Committee, and other Medical Center groups and task forces.

Dr. Cutrell is currently leading the antibiotic stewardship program at UT Southwestern Hospital and Clinics in addition to providing clinical care in the UTSW Infectious Disease faculty clinics and ID consult service. He has a strong interest in graduate medical education and teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in infectious disease. In addition, he directs the adult fellowship programs for infectious diseases and for HIV medicine.

Outside of UT Southwestern, he currently serves as the President of the Texas Infectious Diseases Society and as a member of several national committees, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Medical Education Community of Practice Executive Committee and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Journal Club Subcommittee, for which he is Vice Chair.

 

Education

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

Research Interest

  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Clinical outcomes in musculoskeletal and diabetic foot infections
  • Innovations in graduate medical education
  • Management and prevention of COVID-19
  • Prevention of surgical site infections

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Pharmacologic Treatments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Review.
Sanders JM, Monogue ML, Jodlowski TZ, Cutrell JB, JAMA 2020 Apr
"The Art of War" in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Maxwell DN, Perl TM, Cutrell JB, Clin. Infect. Dis. 2020 Mar
The Struggling Infectious Diseases Fellow: Remediation Challenges and Opportunities.
Melia MT, Paez A, Reid G, Chirch LM, Luther VP, Blackburn BG, Perez F, Abdoler E, Kaul DR, Rehm S, Harik N, Barsoumian A, Person AK, Yun H, Beckham JD, Boruchoff S, Cariello PF, Cutrell JB, Graber CJ, Lee DH, Maziarz E, Paras ML, Razonable RR, Ressner R, Chen A, Chow B, Escota G, Herc E, Johnson A, Maves RC, Nnedu O, Clauss H, Kulkarni P, Pottinger PS, Serpa JA, Bhowmick T, Bittner M, Wooten D, Casanas B, Shnekendorf R, Blumberg EA, Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 Mar 7 3 ofaa058
#WhyID: Crowdsourcing the Top Reasons to Choose Infectious Diseases in the Age of Twitter.
Cutrell JB, Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 Oct 6 10 ofz403
An Outbreak of Brucellosis: An Adult and Pediatric Case Series.
Hassouneh L, Quadri S, Reto PP, Chaisavaneeyakorn S, Cutrell JB, Wetzel DM, Nijhawan AE, Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 Oct 6 10 ofz384
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
Disseminated histoplasmosis presenting as multiple oral ulcers.
Hendren N, Yek C, Mull J, Cutrell JB BMJ Case Rep 2017 Jul 2017
Current use of statins reduces risk of HIV rebound on suppressive HAART.
Drechsler H, Ayers C, Cutrell J, Maalouf N, Tebas P, Bedimo R, PLoS One 2017 12 3 e0172175
Risk factors for deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery: Influence of red blood cell transfusions and chronic infection.
Cutrell JB, Barros N, McBroom M, Luby J, Minhajuddin A, Ring WS, Greilich PE Am J Infect Control 2016 May
Mechanisms of bone disease in HIV and hepatitis C virus: impact of bone turnover, tenofovir exposure, sex steroids and severity of liver disease.
Bedimo R, Cutrell J, Zhang S, Drechsler H, Gao A, Brown G, Farukhi I, Castanon R, Tebas P, Maalouf NN AIDS 2015 Nov

Honors & Awards

  • Texas Super Doctors Rising Star
    Voted as Rising Star in Infectious Diseases (2021)
  • D Magazine Top Doctor
    Voted as one of top doctors in Infectious Diseases for DFW area (2020)
  • VA North Texas Healthcare System Top Doctors
    Voted one of top 5 doctors as voted on by peer physicians (2019)
  • VA North Texas Healthcare System Top Doctors
    Voted one of top 5 doctors as voted on by peer physicians (2018)
  • 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)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2018)
  • Texas ID Society (2015)
  • HIV Medical Association (2012)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2012)
  • American College of Physicians (2010)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2010)
  • Texas Medical Association (2010)