Katherine (Katie) Root, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency - Tyler
Phone: 903-877-5400

Katie Root, MD, FACP, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and obesity medicine specialist at UT Health East Texas Physicians on Fifth Street in Tyler who builds relationships with her patients. “With time, you develop a partnership that encourages patients to take an active role in their care, which leads to better health and more successful outcomes. I want people to feel good and live a higher quality of life.”


American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certification


Internal Medicine Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
Biomedical Research Assistant: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Doctor of Medicine: Ross University School of Medicine, North Brunswick, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science: Forensic Science, Baylor University, Waco


American Board of Obesity Medicine, Diplomate
American College of Physicians, Member
Obesity Medicine Association, Member
The Obesity Society, Member