Alka Khera, M.D.

Alka Khera, M.D.

  • Neurology
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Caregiver support


Alka Khera, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, as well as caregiver support.

Dr. Khera earned her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in neurology at UT Southwestern, where she also received advanced training through a fellowship in behavioral neurology.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Khera is the Associate Program Director of the behavioral neurology fellowship at UT Southwestern. She serves on the Department of Neurology’s Women in Medicine Committee and is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, and the Texas Medical Association.

A prolific presenter, author, and scientist, Dr. Khera’s research interests include Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, and caregiver support.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019-2020), Behavioral Neurology
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015-2019), Neurology
  • Medical School - Wayne State University School of Medicine (2011-2015)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment
  • Texas Medical Association
Books & Publications
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Atypical dementias
  • Caregiver support
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Vascular dementia

Clinical Focus

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Caregiver support
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Vascular Dementia

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