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Shelby Anne Holt, MD $$

Pediatric Endocrine Surgeon

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group


Shelby Holt, M.D., is an endocrine surgeon at Children’s Health℠.

Dr. Holt received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and completed general surgery residency training at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Holt treats a wide range of thyroid and parathyroid diseases, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, thyroid masses and tumors and thyroid nodules. In fact, she performs nearly 400 thyroid and parathyroid surgeries each year, making her one of the most experienced surgeons for that specialty in Dallas.

I like that I can make a significant impact on my patients’ lives using a very well-tolerated surgical procedure.
Shelby Holt, MD

A D Magazine Best Doctor, Dr. Holt prides herself on offering excellent patient care in addition to technical expertise. It’s one of the reasons she chose to focus on thyroid and parathyroid surgery. “I like that I can make a significant impact on my patients’ lives using a very well-tolerated surgical procedure, “she says.

Dr. Holt serves as a Co-Director of the Bimonthly Thyroid Cancer Conference at UT Southwestern and is a reviewer for Surgery, the World Journal of Surgery and the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Holt is a member of a number of professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Western Surgical Association, the Texas Surgical Society and the Parkland Surgical Society.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1995)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1996), General Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2000), General Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2001), Endocrine Surgery
University of Michigan Hospitals (2001), Endocrine Surgery
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
  • Research Interests

    • Diagnosis and Treatment of Hyperparathyroidism
    • Parathyroid and Thyroid Surgical Outcomes
    • Multidisciplinary Management of Thyroid Cancer
  • Publications

    • Effect of the Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology on thyroidectomy rates and malignancy risk in cytologically indeterminate lesions. Rabaglia JL, Kabbani W, Wallace L, Holt S, Watumull L, Pruitt J, Snyder WH, Nwariaku FE Surgery 2010 Dec 148 6 1267-72; discussion 1272-3
    • Significance of Elevated parathyroid Hormone following Parathyroidectomy for primary Hyperparathyroidism. Oltmann SC, Maalouf NM, Holt S Endocrine Practice 2011 17 (1) 57-62
    • Papillary thyroid carcinoma shows elevated levels of 2-hydroxyglutarate. Rakheja D, Boriack RL, Mitui M, Khokhar S, Holt SA, Kapur P Tumour biology : the journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine 2011 Apr 32 2 325-33
    • The Impact of Obesity on the Presentation of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Tran H, Grange JS, Adams-Huet B, Nwariaku FE, Rabaglia JL, Woodruff SL, Holt SA, Maalouf NM The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 2014 Mar jc20133903
  • Professional Activities

    • Western Surgical Society
    • Texas Surgical Society
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
    • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
    • American Thyroid Association
    • Assocation of Women Surgeons
  • Awards and Honors

    • Valedictorian of Graduating Class 1987, San Angelo Central High School
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 1994, University of Texas Medical School, Houston
    • Junior Faculty Teaching Award 2004, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Surgery
    • Outstanding Achievement in Resident Teaching 2012
    • Core Clerkship Student Teaching Award in Surgery 2008
    • Student Teaching Award in Surgery 2016
    • Snyder-Laycock Scholar Award for Clinical Excellence 2017

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