Satish Mocherla, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
  • HIV
  • Endemic fungal infections

Biography

Satish Mocherla, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in infectious diseases, with a focus on the care of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and endemic fungal infections.

Dr. Mocherla earned his medical degree at the Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Toledo and received advanced training in infectious diseases through a fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center.

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

Among other roles, Dr. Mocherla is the Medical Director of the UT Southwestern Infectious Diseases Medical Specialty Clinic and a member of UT Southwestern’s Wellness Committee and Clinical Operations Working Group. Additionally, he serves as a board member of the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Dr. Mocherla’s research interests include endemic and systemic fungal infections, opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised host, and overcoming barriers to care for persons living with HIV infections. He was awarded grants to lead COVID-19 clinical trials, including a study focused on using monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19. He has delivered numerous lectures and published several academic articles.

In 2018, he received the Residents Choice Outstanding Teaching Award for Community Faculty from the Department of Family Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Personal Note

Dr. Mocherla’s interests outside of medicine include his family, running marathons, hiking, painting, and theater.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Gandhi Medical College, India (1981-1988)
  • Residency - University of Toledo (1995-1998), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - Indiana University Medical Center (1998-2000), Infectious Diseases
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine
Honors & Awards
  • Residents Choice Outstanding Teaching Award for Community Faculty 2018, Department of Family Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Physician Recognition Award for Community Service in Infectious Diseases 2016, Medical Center Hospital, Odessa
  • Physician Recognition Award for Community Service in Infectious Diseases and Developing Infectious Disease Emergency Response Team 2014, Medical Center Hospital, Odessa
  • Physician Recognition Award for Contributions Towards HIV Care 2013, Midland Area AIDS Society
  • Jim O'Leary Award for Contributions in Performance Improvement 2010, Medical Center Hospital, Odessa
  • Physician Recognition Award for Antimicrobial Stewardship Program 2009, Medical Center Hospital, Odessa
Books & Publications
Research
  • Endemic and systemic fungal infections
  • Opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised host
  • Overcoming barriers to care for persons living with HIV infections
  • COVID-19 clinical trials

Clinical Focus

  • HIV
  • Endemic fungal infections

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