Dr. Agharokh received her Bachelor of Arts in 2008 through the Plan II Honors Program, a liberal arts honors program at the University of Texas at Austin. She went on to earn her M.D. from UT Southwestern Medical School in 2012. She completed her internship and pediatric residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern McGaw Medical School in 2015. After residency, Dr. Agharokh moved back to Texas to serve as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. In addition to her clinical responsibilities as a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Medical Center, Dr. Agharokh’s dedication to education has been recognized by medical students through faculty teaching awards given by Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society.

In 2018, Dr. Agharokh joined the pediatric clerkship leadership team as Associate Clerkship Director. She is devoted to innovation in medical education through focus on communication skills, simulation (including high-fidelity and standardized patients) and family-centered care. In addition, Dr. Agharokh has an interest in professional development across the learning continuum, spending time mentoring pre-medical and medical students, residents, and peers.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2012)
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University program (2015), Pediatrics

Research Interest

  • Communication Skills
  • High-Fidelity Simulation in Education
  • Medical Education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Scratching Past Lymphadenopathy: A Case of Bartonella henselae Encephalitis.
James L, Keshwani N, Haffner D, Zahlanie Y, Golla S, Agharokh L, Pediatr Ann 2020 Aug 49 8 e359-e362

Honors & Awards

  • Program for Educators in Health Professions, Faculty
    Harvard Macy Institute (2019)
  • Faculty Teaching Award
    Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) (2018)
  • Faculty Teaching Award
    Gold Humanism Honor Society (2018)
  • Program for Educators in Health Professions, Scholar
    Harvard Macy Institute (2018)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) (2019)
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH) (2019)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2012-2019)