Vaidehi Kaza, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She specializes in lung transplantation and pulmonary critical care.

She provides care for patients before, during, and after lung transplantation.

Dr. Kaza received her medical degree from Osmania Medical College in India, performed her residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, and completed her fellowship in pulmonary critical care at Baylor College of Medicine.

Before joining UT Southwestern in 2010, she was a senior staff physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and held an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.

As part of UT Southwestern's Lung Transplant Program, Dr. Kaza is active in research to improve immune system tolerance and in exploring new modalities for improving pre- and post-transplantation care for lung transplant patients.

She is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians, International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, and several other professional organizations.



Medical School
Osmania Medical College, India (1999)
Interfaith Medical Center (2002), Internal Medicine
Interfaith Medical Center (2004), Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine (2007), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Prevalence of antibodies to lung self-antigens (Ka1 tubulin and collagen V) and donor specific antibodies to HLA in lung transplant recipients and implications for lung transplant outcomes: Single center experience.
Rao U, Sharma M, Mohanakumar T, Ahn C, Gao A, Kaza V Transpl. Immunol. 2019 Feb
Incidence and variables associated with 30-day mortality after lung transplantation.
Banga A, Mohanka M, Mullins J, Bollineni S, Kaza V, Huffman L, Peltz M, Bajona P, Wait M, Torres F Clin Transplant 2019 Feb 33 2 e13468

Honors & Awards

  • Best Fellow Award, Baylor College
  • Best Third Year Fellow Award, Baylor College
  • Chief Fellow Award, Baylor College
  • Award of Appreciation, Baylor College
  • Charles Cherubin Award
    for Outstanding Clinical Research (2004)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association