Michelle Jean Brock Caraballo, MD $$

Pediatric Pulmonologist and Sleep Medicine

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Michelle Caraballo, M.D., is a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist at Children’s Health℠ and Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

My favorite thing about being a doctor is that, every single day, I feel like my job matters.
Dr. Caraballo

After earning her medical degree and completing her pediatric residency at UT Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Caraballo completed fellowships in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine at the University of Colorado Denver.

"My favorite thing about being a doctor is that, every single day, I feel like my job matters," Dr. Caraballo says. "I feel like the time I spend away from my family is well worth it because I can help other children be their healthiest and happiest selves. This is rewarding as both a physician and a mother."

Dr. Caraballo's clinical and research interests include asthma, complicated pneumonia, sleep-related breathing disorders, narcolepsy and sleep-related infant death.

Though Dr. Caraballo enjoys spending most of her free time with her husband and two sons, she also volunteers in the nursery at her church and serves in a medical clinic for a local refugee community. She's also an avid Texas Rangers fan and loves water skiing and snow skiing whenever she can.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2008)
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2011), Pediatrics
National Jewish Health (2014), Sleep Medicine
University of Colorado Denver (2015), Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics(Sleep Medicine),
American Board of Pediatrics/Pulmonology
  • Research Interests

    • Pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders
    • Infant safe sleep
  • Publications

    • 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 The Journal of pediatrics 2016 Jul 174 78-83.e2
    • Respiratory Tract & Mediastinum in Hay WW, Levin MJ, Deterding RR, Abzug MJ, eds. Current Diagnosis and Treatment - Pediatrics. 23rd ed. Federico MJ, Baker CD, Deboer EM, Halbower AC, Kupfer O, Martiniano SL, Sagel SD, Stillwell P, Zemanick ET, Caraballo M, Hawkins S. (2016), McGraw-Hill Education; 500-549.
  • Professional Activities

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

    • Ambulatory Provider of the Month (2015), Children's Health

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