Meet Dr. Manjula Julka
Medical Director of Family Medicine

Holder of the:
Dr. John L. and Louise Roan Professorship in Family Medicine

As a Family Medicine physician, Manjula Julka, M.D., FAAFP, believes that providing comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate care in partnership with patients are the three pillars of good patient care. After four years in private practice and six years as resident-training faculty, Dr. Julka returns to UT Southwestern Medical Center as the Medical Director of Family Medicine to use her experience to deliver expert patient care combined with caring customer service. 

I believe in a patient-centered approach to care for the best health outcomes.”

Dr. Julka completed her residency in Family Medicine at UT Southwestern. Since then she has served on a number of committees in various roles, including the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital credentialing committee and the Family Medicine Research Committee. She is currently also the Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition, Dr. Julka is very active in the community. In the summer, she mentors high school and undergraduate students aspiring to enter medical school and exposes them to primary care and community-based research. 

Dr. Julka sees patients from newborns to seniors and enjoys seeing teenagers. She has a particular interest in diabetes, hypertension, preventive care, and wellness exams, including cancer screenings. She has been a co-investigator on several cancer screening research studies on risk-appropriate colon cancer screening and the cervical cancer prevention vaccine. She also leads quality care studies in diabetes and immunization in her Department. In addition, she has authored several book chapters on topics such as colon cancer screening guidelines, aldosteronism, lLacrimal disorders, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Julka believes that medicine is both an art and a practice.  

Clinical Interests

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Preventive medicine including risk-appropriate cancer screening, and wellness visits