Biography

Katherina Avila, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in musculoskeletal complaints, headaches, and complementary medicine.

Dr. Avila earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019.

Dr. Avila is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the Society of Hospital Medicine, and the Texas Medical Association.

Personal Note

Dr. Avila is originally from Mexico. Her interests outside of medicine include spending time with family, reading, and running.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2011-2015)
  • Internship - University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2015-2016), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2016-2018), Internal Medicine
  • Chief Resident - University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2018-2019), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
Honors & Awards
  • Resident of the Year in Hospital Medicine 2017, Society of Hospital Medicine (New Mexico chapter)
  • Alumni Scholarship 2011-2015, UT Southwestern
  • “Making a Difference” Scholarship 2011, North Texas Latin American Physician’s Association

Clinical Focus

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Complementary medicine

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