Carlos Girod, M.D., was named Associate Vice President, Parkland Health & Hospital System Affairs in March 2016. He is the primary liaison between Parkland and UT Southwestern Medical Center. He previously served as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for Parkland Health & Hospital System.

A pulmonologist and highly regarded clinician, Dr. Girod graduated from the University of Pennsylvania before earning his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan. He completed his internship and residency at UT Southwestern, followed by a clinical fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and a research fellowship at the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1997. 

Dr. Girod was named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly in 2018.


Medical School
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1988)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1989), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1991), Internal Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine (1995), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
Research Fellowship
Denver Veteran Administration Research (1997), Research

Research Interest

  • Bronchiolitis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Other Large-Airway Diseases that Limit Airflow.
Girod C.E. and M.I. Schwarz In: Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases. N.F. Voelkel and W. MacNee, editors, 1st ed., B.C. Decker, Inc., Hamilton, Ontario December 2007 Chapter 14 / 2nd. Ed.
Diffuse Interstitial Lung Diseases Resulting in Airflow Limitation
Girod CE and Schwarz MI Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases. Editors N.F. Voelkel and W. MacNee, 2nd. ed. December 2007 Second Edition
Bronchorrhea complicating inflammatory bowel disease
Jain R, Scheurich D, Lindberg GM, and Girod, CE Thorax 2006 61 1014
Opinions and Hypothesis: Emphysema: A chronic dust-induced disease?
Girod C.E. and King T.E. CHEST October 2005 128; Number 4 3055-3064

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Texas "Super Doctors"
  • Internal Medicine Outstanding Teaching Award
    Teaching Attending- Internal Medicine UT Southwestern (2001)
  • John S. Miller Award
    Resident of the Year- Internal Medicine UT Southwestern (1991)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Thoracic Society