Salahuddin Kazi, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Rheumatic Diseases. He serves as the Department's Vice Chair of Education and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency.

My philosophy as an educator is simple: learners achieve the most when guided by intrinsic motivation in a psychologically safe environment with frequent and authentic communication.

Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Kazi received his medical education at Dow Medical College in Karachi. He completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he served as Chief Resident. He remained at UT Houston to obtain advanced training through a fellowship program in rheumatology.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in rheumatology, Dr. Kazi joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1995.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Kazi is involved with numerous committees, including the Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Dr. Kazi is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and the American College of Rheumatology, which he has served through various committee related to quality improvement and technology.

He also serves as Chair of the Rheumatology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Medical School
University of Karachi-Dow Medical College (1987)
UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (1989), Internal Medicine
UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (1992), Internal Medicine
UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (1995), Rheumatology

Research Interest

  • Improving Patient Access and Efficiency of Care
  • Improving Quality of Care through Disease Registries
  • Medical Education
  • Predictive Analytics in Clinical Decision Support


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

2019 Update of the American College of Rheumatology Recommended Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Measures.
England BR, Tiong BK, Bergman MJ, Curtis JR, Kazi S, Mikuls TR, O'Dell JR, Ranganath VK, Limanni A, Suter LG, Michaud K, Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2019 Dec 71 12 1540-1555


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Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
    American College of Rheumatology (2017)
  • Best Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2011-2020)
  • Texas Super Doctors
    Texas Monthly Magazine (2011-2018)
  • Top Doctors
    US News and Health Reports (2011)
  • Internal Medicine Housestaff Teaching Award
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (1998)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    UT Medical School Houston (1992)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association