Iram Hussain, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Endocrinology. She specializes in thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, fine-needle aspiration biopsies, ethanol ablation, and radiofrequency ablation of thyroid lesions. She also sees patients with pituitary disorders, including pituitary adenomas, acromegaly, Cushing's disease, and prolactinomas. 

Dr. Hussain earned her medical degree at King Edward Medical University in Pakistan. She completed a residency in internal medicine in Austin, Texas, and received advanced training in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism through a fellowship at UT Southwestern. 

She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.

Dr. Hussain is dual board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. Complementing her clinical interest in thyroid disease, she has an additional Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU), enabling her to provide same-day ultrasound imaging and biopsies/ablations at office visits when needed. She is also a Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD) and treats parathyroid disorders and related bone disorders.

She has delivered several invited lectures and written numerous academic articles. She is a member of several professional societies and is the Vice President of the North American Society for Interventional Thyroidologists. At UT Southwestern she is involved in trainee education and is on the Clinical Core Competency Commitee for the endocrinology fellowship program. 


Medical School
King Edward Medical University, Pakistan (2008)
UT Southwestern Medical School (2013), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015), Endocrinology & Metabolism

Research Interest

  • COVID-19 and Impact on Endocrine and Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Radiofrequency Frequency Ablation of Thyroid Nodules and other Neck Lesions


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Colorectal cancer metastases in thyroid: case report and literature review.
Hussain SMA, Cole S, Hussain I, Thyroid Res 2023 Apr 16 1 8
Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis: An Under-Recognized Cause of Paralysis in Young Hispanic Men.
Gulde A, Zhang S, Hussain I, J Emerg Med 2023 Feb 64 2 200-207
A Not-So-Simple Thyroid Nodule.
Jia L, Day A, Hussain I, JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Sep
Radiofrequency Ablation of Parathyroid Adenoma: A Novel Treatment Option for Primary Hyperparathyroidism.
Hussain I, Ahmad S, Aljammal J, AACE Clin Case Rep 2021 May-Jun 7 3 195-199
Two Cases of Severe Autoimmune Thyrotoxicosis Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection.
Edwards K, Hussain I, J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2021 Jan-Dec 9 23247096211056497
Multisystem Progeroid Syndrome With Lipodystrophy, Cardiomyopathy, and Nephropathy Due to an LMNA p.R349W Variant.
Hussain I, Jin RR, Baum HBA, Greenfield JR, Devery S, Xing C, Hegele RA, Carranza-Leon BG, Linton MF, Vuitch F, Wu KHC, Precioso DR, Oshima J, Agarwal AK, Garg A, Journal of the Endocrine Society 2020 Oct 4 10 bvaa104
Lipodystrophies, dyslipidaemias and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Hussain I, Patni N, Garg A Pathology 2019 Feb 51 2 202-212
A Novel Generalized Lipodystrophy-associated Progeroid Syndrome due to recurrent heterozygous LMNA p.T10I Mutation.
Hussain I, Patni N, Ueda M, Sorkina E, Valerio CM, Cochran E, Brown RJ, Peeden J, Tikhonovich Y, Tiulpakov A, Stender SRS, Klouda E, Tayeh MK, Innis J, Meyer A, Lal P, Godoy-Matos AF, Teles MG, Adams-Huet B, Rader DJ, Hegele RA, Oral EA, Garg A J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2017 Dec


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Medical Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Luigi Meneghini, Iram Hussain, Marconi Abreu, Ildiko Lingvay, Asra Kermani, Sasan Mirfakhraee, Frederick Dunn, Kyaw Soe, Olga Gupta, Perry Bickel, Sadia Ali, Nancy Drobycki, Abha Choudhary, Anitha Litty, Nisha Jacob (2020). American Diabetes Association

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (2013)
  • American Muslim Women Physicians Association (2022)
  • American Thyroid Association (2013)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2015)
  • Endocrine Society (2013)
  • North American Society of Interventional Endocrinologists (2021)
  • Texas Medical Association (2015)
  • Thyroid Nodules Therapies Association (2020)