Asha Rajashekar, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine
  • Improving patient care using EMR
  • Kidney Disease (Nephrology)

Biography

Asha Rajashekar, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in internal medicine and nephrology and focuses her clinical and research interests on improving patient care using electronic medical records (EMR), inpatient care of patients with kidney disease, quality improvement, and patient safety.

Dr. Rajashekar earned her medical degree at the University of Mysore in India. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and received advanced training in nephrology through a fellowship at Yale University.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in nephrology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2012.

Dr. Rajashekar is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the Dallas County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association.

Personal Note

Dr. Rajashekar’s interests outside of medicine include her family, music, yoga, and traveling.

Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Health Science Center at Houston (2003-2005), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - UT Health Science Center at Houston (2002-2003), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - Yale University School of Medicine (2006-2008), Nephrology
  • Medical School - J.S.S. Medical College (1990-1996)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Nephrology (2006)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2008)
  • Texas Medical Association (2008)
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Rising Stars 2012-2013
  • First Place in the Doctors Dilemma Competition 2005, American College of Physicians – Texas Chapter
  • Honorable Mention in Poster Competition 2005, American College of Physicians – Texas Chapter
  • 5 Gold Medals for Best Performance in Medical School 1997, JSS Medical College and University of Mysore
  • 6 Awards for Best Performance in Various Subjects in Medical School 1997, JSS Medical College and University of Mysore
Books & Publications
  • Books
Research
  • Quality improvement and patient safety
  • Inpatient care of end-stage renal disease patients
  • Improving patient care using EMR

Clinical Focus

  • Improving patient care using EMR
  • Kidney Disease (Nephrology)
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

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