Netanya Utay, M.D.

Netanya Utay, M.D.

Clinical Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine

  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
  • HIV
  • COVID-19


Netanya Utay, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She serves as the Infectious Diseases Service Line Chief for Parkland Health and Hospital System, specializing in HIV, COVID-19, and other infectious diseases.

Dr. Utay earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington and gained advanced training in infectious diseases through a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in infectious disease and internal medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Utay is Chair of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Comorbidities Transformative Science Group (CTSG). Her research interests include comorbidities in people with HIV and the role of chronic inflammation in promoting disease.

She serves as the HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment section editor for Current HIV/AIDS Reports. Additionally, she is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society.

She has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed articles and delivered many international, national, and regional invited lectures.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (1998-2003)
  • Residency - University of Washington Medical Center (2003-2006), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - National Institutes of Health (2006-2013), Infectious Diseases
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Super Doctors Rising Star 2015-2017, Texas Monthly
  • Top Doctors of Houston 2014, H Texas Magazine
  • Young Investigator Award 2010-2013, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
  • Research Scholar 2001, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes of Health
Books & Publications
  • HIV and chronic inflammation
  • Comorbidities in people with HIV
  • Intestinal damage and inflammation in people with COVID-19

Clinical Focus

  • HIV
  • COVID-19
  • Infectious Diseases

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