Ana Islam, M.D.

Ana Islam, M.D.

  • Surgery - Endocrine Surgery
  • Benign and Malignant Thyroid and Parathyroid Conditions
  • Minimally Invasive Adrenal Operations


Ana Islam, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrine Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in treating disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. 

Dr. Islam earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the prestigious Hudson Penn award for excellence in surgery. She completed her residency in general surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, followed by a research fellowship at the hospital’s J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center. She received further specialization in endocrine surgery through a fellowship at UT Southwestern. She also holds a B.A. in economics from Stanford University. 

Board-certified in general surgery, Dr. Islam joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019. 

Dr. Islam's research has focused on recurrent kidney stones after successful parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic versus robotic adrenalectomy, excessive weight gain after pancreas transplantation, and persistence of de novo donor-specific antibodies after lung transplantation. She is also passionate about teaching and has received numerous distinctions for instructing medical students and residents. 

She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American College of Surgeons, and the Association of Women Surgeons.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Houston Methodist Residency (2011-2013)
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018-2019), Endocrine Surgery
  • Research Fellowship - Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center (2013-2015), Transplant Surgery
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2007-2011)
  • Residency - Houston Methodist Hospital - Sugar Land (2011-2018), General Surgery
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Texas Medical Association (2007)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2010)
  • American College of Surgeons (2011)
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgery (2017)
  • North Texas Chapter ACS (2018)
  • Association of Women Surgeons (2018)
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2018)
Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 2010, Medical honor society
  • Hudson Penn Award 2011, for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Winner, Trinkle/Banowsky Abstract Competition 2014, Texas Transplantation Society Annual Meeting
  • Resident Teaching Award 2018, Best Resident Teacher Voted by Students, Houston Methodist Hospital Department of Surgery, Residency in General Surgery
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Benign and Malignant Thyroid and Parathyroid Conditions
  • Minimally Invasive Adrenal Operations
  • Parathyroid & Thyroid Conditions
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • Adrenal Conditions

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