Ank Nijhawan, M.D.

Ank Nijhawan, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine


Dr. Nijhawan is originally from the Netherlands, although she has spent most of her life in the United States. She completed medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2001. She received her internal medicine training at Parkland Hospital/UT Southwestern. She completed her infectious diseases fellowship, including a clinical year dedicated solely to HIV, at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital combined training program. She then pursued a clinical research fellowship at Brown University/Miriam Hospital. She obtained a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2009.

Dr. Nijhawan’s clinical work is currently focused on HIV care, both in the outpatient setting and at the Dallas county jail.

She conducts clinical research in the area of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, with a focus on epidemiology and health services. She brings to UTSW the unique combination of HIV clinical expertise and clinical research in vulnerable populations, particularly in correctional health. Dr. Nijhawan’s interests outside the hospital include her two children, soccer, running, and camping.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Brown University Program (2007-2009), Research
  • Graduate School - Harvard School of Public Health (2008-2009)
  • Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Woman's Hospital (2005-2007), Infectious Diseases
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1997-2001)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical School (2001-2004), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2005)
  • Society of Correctional Physicians (2007)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (2009-2010)
  • Center for AIDS Research- Collaboration on HIV in Corrections (CFAR-CHIC) (2010)
  • Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (2016)
Honors & Awards
  • American STD Association Developmental Award 2010-2012, Research grant for young investigator in field of STDs
  • Clinical Scholar- UT Center for Translational Medicine 2012-2015, Research training program for junior faculty
Books & Publications
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV
  • Health services and outcomes research
  • Health disparities
  • Correctional health