Anastasiia Rudkovskaia, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Medical thoracoscopy
  • Pleurodesis


Anastasiia Rudkovskaia, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine, focusing on interventional pulmonary procedures.

Dr. Rudkovskaia earned her medical degree at Saint Petersburg State University in Russia. She completed a residency in neurology at S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy in Saint Petersburg and a residency in internal medicine at Yale New Haven Health/Bridgeport Hospital. She received advanced training through a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at Geisinger Health System/Commonwealth School of Medicine in Pennsylvania and an interventional pulmonology fellowship at Harvard Combined Massachusetts General Hospital/Beth Israel Medical Center interventional pulmonary program.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Rudkovskaia’s clinical interests include a wide range of pulmonology interventions, such as rigid bronchoscopy with ablative techniques, airway stenting, endobronchial valve placement, cryobiopsy, medical thoracoscopy, pleurodesis, and pleural catheter placement. She is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, and Women in Interventional Pulmonology and Advanced Bronchoscopy.

Her research interests include diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for patients with malignant and benign central airway and pleural diseases, including pleural effusions, asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. She has published several academic articles and case reports, and she serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Personal Note

Dr. Rudkovskaia’s interests outside of medicine include spending time with family, swimming, and tennis.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Saint Petersburg State University (2003-2008)
  • Residency - S.M. Kirov Medical Academy (2008-2011), Neurology
  • Internship - St. Agnes Hospital (2014-2015), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - Bridgeport Hospital (2015-2017), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - Geisinger Health System (2017-2020), Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellowship - Harvard Combined Beth Israel Medical Center-Massachusetts General Hospital (2020-2021), Interventional Pulmonology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
  • Women in Interventional Pulmonology and Advanced Bronchoscopy
Books & Publications
  • Malignant and benign pleural disease
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in management of pleural effusions
  • Benign and malignant central airway disease
  • Diagnostic evaluation of patients with tracheobronchomalacia
  • Interventional pulmonary procedures for patients with asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema

Clinical Focus

  • Medical thoracoscopy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleural catheter placement
  • Rigid bronchoscopy with ablative techniques
  • Airway stenting
  • Endobronchial valve placement
  • Cryobiopsy

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