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

Dr. Kaza received her medical degree from Osmania Medical College in India, completed internal medicine residency training at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, and pursued a fellowship in pulmonary critical care at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she was Chief Fellow.

Transplantation can offer a second wind when there are no other options – another chance at life

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine, Dr. Kaza joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2010.

As Medical Director 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.

Dr. Kaza 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

Research Interest

  • lung transplantation
  • Lung Transplantation and COVID-19
  • pre- and post-transplant care


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

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Thoracic Society (2018)
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (2008)