Dr. Dalton is originally from the Dallas area. He attended medical school at UT Southwestern where he also completed residency training in Internal Medicine. He then went Duke University to complete a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine with a concentration in Medical Education. He returned to UT Southwestern to help contribute to the institution’s mission of improving health care for older adults in North Texas. Dr. Dalton’s clinical interests center on acute care of the older adult, perioperative care for older adults undergoing elective surgery, and building interprofessional teams to help older adults and their families navigate the health care system. Outside of his clinical work, Dr. Dalton is heavily involved in medical education and curriculum development.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011), Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012), Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical Center (2014), Geriatric Medicine

Research Interest

  • Acute care of older adults
  • Medical Education
  • Perioperative care of older adults

Honors & Awards

  • Provider Patient Safety Star Award, Clements University Hospital
  • 1st Place, Innovation and Learner Poster Award
    Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health, Duke Medicine Patient Safety Conference (2014)
  • Lorraine Sulkin-Schein Internal Medicine Housestaff Award in Geriatric Medicine
    UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Residency Program (2011)
  • Resident Award
    Southeast Center for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of Hospital Medicine (2014)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2011)
  • American Geriatrics Society (2009)
  • American College of Physicians (2008)