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Rama Thyagarajan, MD

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Rama Thyagarajan, MD




Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India, MD


Residency, Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Health System

Fellowship, Infectious Disease, Wayne State University

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Rama Thyagarajan, MD, is a board-certified infectious disease specialist in UT Health Austin’s Infectious Disease Clinic. With more than 15 years of experience, she specializes in prevention and treatment of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and complex skin, joint, and other organ infections. Additionally, Dr. Thyagarajan is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Thyagarajan earned her medical degree from Stanley Medical College in Chennai, India. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the Henry Ford Health System and a fellowship in infectious disease at Wayne State University. She is currently pursuing her executive master’s in public health from Emory University.

Dr. Thyagarajan’s clinical interests include prevention and treatment of hospital-acquired infections, prevention of HIV through pre-exposure prophylaxis, optimizing treatment of complex infections to minimize harm and maximize individual well-being, and protecting all vulnerable populations, including elderly, immunocompromised, and homeless patients. She is a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Texas Medical Association, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She has published in the areas of prevention of hospital infections and responsible use of antibiotics.


  • Management of all chronic infections
  • Prevention and treatment of HIV and hepatitis

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Awards & Honors

  • Expert Panel Member, Austin Public Health COVID-19 Task Force
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