Bethany Cartwright, M.D., Ph.D. is a pediatrician at Children's Health℠ and an Assistant Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She has a specialized clinical interest in childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. She also consults on the multidisciplinary Adolescent Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery team.
She earned her Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology and her medical degree from UT Southwestern in the Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Cartwright completed her general pediatrics residency and her pediatric endocrinology fellowship training at UT Southwestern as a member of the Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Program.
Dr. Cartwright performs basic and translational research in pediatric adipose development. She is the recipient of the W.W. Caruth Scholar Award and has participated in several training grants from the National Institutes of Health in the field of endocrinology and metabolism as well as cell and molecular biology. She is passionate about furthering medical education on obesity prevention and treatment for medical students, residents, and fellows.
I am particularly interested in educating health care providers about weight stigma.
"I am particularly interested in educating health care providers about weight stigma," Dr. Cartwright says. “As physicians, we need to make sure that all patients with larger bodies are treated with compassion, sensitivity and respect.”
In what little spare time her daughter allows, Dr. Cartwright enjoys cooking, gardening, dancing, knitting, science fiction, and playing board games with her husband.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2016)
- UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2019), Pediatrics
- UT Southwestern Medical Center (2022), Pediatric Endocrinology
Departments and Programs
- Basic and translational research
- Adipose development
- Childhood obesity
- Yeast Est2p affects telomere length by influencing association of Rap1p with telomeric chromatin. Ji H, Adkins CJ, Cartwright BR, Friedman KL, Molecular and cellular biology 2008 Apr 28 7 2380-90
- Seipin: from human disease to molecular mechanism. Cartwright BR, Goodman JM, Journal of lipid research 2012 Jun 53 6 1042-55
- Seipin performs dissectible functions in promoting lipid droplet biogenesis and regulating droplet morphology. Cartwright BR, Binns DD, Hilton CL, Han S, Gao Q, Goodman JM, Molecular biology of the cell 2015 Feb 26 4 726-39
- Dallas County Medical Society
- Endocrine Society
- The Obesity Society
- Pediatric Endocrine Society
- Texas Medical Association
Awards and Honors
- W.W. Caruth Fellow Scholar 2021-2023, Children’s Health
- Presidential Poster 2021, Pediatric Endocrine Society
- Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Member 2019, Selected by UT Southwestern Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Students
- Award for Excellence in Pediatric Medicine 2016, Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas
- P.E.O. Scholar Award 2014, International Chapter of the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Sisterhood