Dr.Michelle Caraballo received her B.S. in Bioengineering from Rice University, and her M.D. from UT Southwestern. She completed residency training in Pediatrics at UT Southwestern before moving to Denver for fellowship training in both Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at the University of Colorado. Originally from the Dallas area, she moved back home to join the faculty at UT Southwestern in the Department of Pediatrics in 2015.

Her primary interests include infant safe sleep, sleep-related infant deaths, pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders, narcolepsy, and asthma.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2008)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2011), Pediatrics
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine - National Jewish Health (2014), Sleep Medicine
University of Colorado Denver (2015), Pediatric Pulmonology

Research Interest

  • Infant safe sleep
  • Pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Successful Treatment of Rapidly Progressive Interstitial Lung Disease in Juvenile Dermatomyositis
Ciaglia K, Ghawji M, Caraballo M, Sloan E Pediatrics 2024 3 153
Steering the titanic: One tertiary care children's hospital's experience navigating safe sleep for hospitalized infants.
Caraballo M, Abbe M, Tidwell J, Dutton H, Garcia MG, Punzalan G, Axon A, J Pediatr Nurs 2023 Jun
Reasons and predictors for early termination of pediatric polysomnography: one children's hospital's experience.
Luong S, Culp M, McCreary M, Wani A, Caraballo M, J Clin Sleep Med 2023 May
Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children With Autism.
Tomkies A, Johnson RF, Shah G, Caraballo M, Evans P, Mitchell RB, J Clin Sleep Med 2019 Oct 15 10 1469-1476
Knowledge, Attitudes, and Risk for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death in Children of Adolescent Mothers: A Qualitative Study.
Caraballo M, Shimasaki S, Johnston K, Tung G, Albright K, Halbower AC J. Pediatr. 2016 Jul 174 78-83.e2


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Honors & Awards

  • DFWChild Mom Approved Pediatric Professional
  • Ambulatory Provider of the Month
    Children's Health (2015)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2013)
  • American Thoracic Society (2011)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2015)
  • Texas Medical Association (2015)