Dr. Brandy McKelvy is an Assistant Professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep medicine at the University of Texas-Houston, and has been a faculty member since 2005.  She originally did her undergraduate training at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.  Dr. McKelvy graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics.  After that she attended the University of Texas-Houston Medical School.   She continued there with an internship and residency in Internal Medicine.  She stayed on to complete training in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep fellowship.  Currently leadership activities for Dr. McKelvy include: Assistant Program Director for Required Critical Care Clerkship for 4th year medical students, Internal Medicine Core Faculty, Physician leader for Rapid Response team at Memorial Herman Hospital-TMC, Physician Leader of the Code Committee at Memorial Herman Hospital- TMC.  Nationally, she is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) as well as a current member of the ACCP and the American Thoracic Society (ATS).  Locally she is member of the Texas Chapter of Society of Critical Care Medicine and served as a board member in 2011. Accolades include being named “Physician of the Year” at Memorial Herman Hospital-TMC for 2012, and multiple years on the “Dean’s Teaching Excellence” list.   She received 1st Place Sustainability award at the University of Texas System 2012 Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Conference for her project entitled “Extension of the daily Spontaneous Breathing Trial (SBT’s) protocol into other ICU’s to decrease the length of stay on the ventilator”.  Activities include membership Ethics Committee, the Medical Safety and Quality Review Committee and being the Pulmonary division Quality improvement leader.  Dr. McKelvy has completed training in quality improvement thru the CS&E training program at UT.  Additional teaching activities include: internal medicine residents, pulmonary and critical care fellows, 2nd year medical student preceptorship program and ethics small group facilitator, 3rd year medical student core curriculum, and 4th year medical student critical care lectures.  Current interests: Pulmonary arterial hypertension, medical student, resident and fellowship education,   Quality improvement in the Critical Care units, use of sepsis alerts to decrease mortality and ventilator weaning protocols.


Medical Degree
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine by American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine by American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine by American Board of Internal Medicine