Christopher Chaney, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine

Originally from Odessa, Texas, Dr. Chaney holds bachelor's degrees in biochemistry and mathematics from Abilene Christian University. He earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He completed internal medicine residency training at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium.

While serving in the United States Army as Captain and Major, Dr. Chaney earned the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Combat Medical Badge. He garnered experience practicing medicine in settings ranging from austere combat environments to large academic medical centers.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Chaney joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014.

Dr. Chaney is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.

Personal Note

Outside of medicine, Dr. Chaney enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and Crossfit.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2008)
Brooke Army Medical Center (2009), Internal Medicine
Brooke Army Medical Center (2011), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Emergence of disease states as epiphenomena of lower level molecular level interactions
  • Probabilistic reasoning in clinical decision making
  • Processes for incorporating medical evidence into bedside clinical decision making
  • Using large-scale data analysis to diagnose, treat and prevent disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Aminoglycoside resistance and susceptibility testing errors in Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex.
Akers KS, Chaney C, Barsoumian A, Beckius M, Zera W, Yu X, Guymon C, Keen EF, Robinson BJ, Mende K, Murray CK J. Clin. Microbiol. 2010 Apr 48 4 1132-8

Honors & Awards

  • Meritorious Service Medal
    U.S. Army (2014)
  • Army Achievement Medal
    U.S. Army (2012)
  • Bronze Star Medal
    U.S. Army (2012)
  • Combat Medical Badge
    U.S. Army (2012)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Medical Honor Society (2008)
  • Scholarship for Academic Achievement
    UT Southwestern Medical Foundation (2004-2007)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physician (2008)
  • American Medical Association (2004)