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Lina Chalak, M.D., M.S.C.S.

  • Professor of Pediatrics - Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Psychiatry
  • Associate Division Chief for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development
  • Leaders in Clinical Excellence Mentoring Award
Lina Chalak
“Be authentic and do work that sparks joy.”

Contributions to STEMM

Dr. Chalak is a physician-scientist in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at UT Southwestern. Here, she has “created a research, fellowship, and clinical triple program in Neonatal Neurology."

"This new program seeks to better brain outcomes and contribute to the growth and training of physicians in the pipeline."

Overcoming Challenges

Dr. Chalak sees obstacles along the path to becoming a physician-scientist as learning opportunities, believing that “what does not kill you will make you stronger.” She advised the next generation of women in STEMM:

“Be you, be authentic, be true. The sky is the limit.”

The UT Southwestern Difference

The Celebrating Breakthroughs Together Project at UT Southwestern represents “hope for a better future” to Dr. Chalak. Outside of her job at UT Southwestern, she is a self-declared “foodie” who loves to teach and travel.

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