Biography

Nida Zahra, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in chronic disease management, including hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and asthma/COPD; and in preventive medicine, including annual physicals, well-woman exams, wellness checks for adolescents, and well-child exams. She is also experienced in managing gynecological and acute/urgent care issues.

Dr. Zahra earned her medical degree at Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan. She completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Tennessee, where she was Chief Resident and the top graduate in her class.

Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2013.

Dr. Zahra is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. She has received multiple Excellence in Clinical Care awards from the UT Southwestern Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Personal Note

Outside of medicine, Dr. Zahra likes to spend time with her family, cook, and read. She has a special interest in diverse cultures and traveling, and she is conversant in Spanish.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan (1999-2004)
  • Residency - University of Tennessee Saint Francis Hospital (2010-2012), Family Medicine
  • Internship - University of Tennessee Saint Francis Hospital (2009-2010), Family Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (2009)
  • American Board of Family Medicine (2012)
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Graduate Award 2012
  • Chief Resident Award 2012
  • Physician Excellence Performance Award (PEP) 2013, Awarded by UT Southwestern Family Medicine Department for most productive physician
  • Clinical Excellence Award 2014, Awarded by UT Southwestern Family Medicine Department in recognition for Clinical Excellence

Clinical Focus

  • Adult Preventive Medicine
  • Adult Primary Care
  • Acute Conditions
  • Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

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