Dr. Bajaj received his medical training in India. He completed his Masters in Public Health at Florida International University and moved on to pursue his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Alabama. He worked as an academic Hospitalist as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in NY. Drawn by his interest in autoimmune diseases, he completed his Rheumatology fellowship from Stony Brook University in NY. Dr. Bajaj brings with him a strong background in clinical medicine, quality improvement and teaching. He is the Deputy Ambulatory Quality Officer at UT Southwestern and is involved in several quality improvement projects. He is also actively involved in American College of Rheumatology, and serves as a member on one of its committees. Outside of medicine, he likes to spend time with his family and enjoys outdoor activities.


Medical School
Madurai Medical College, India (2001)
Graduate School
Florida International University (2002), Public Health
Other Post Graduate Training
Florida International University (2002)
University of Alabama (2005), Internal Medicine
University of Alabama (2007), Internal Medicine
Stony Brook University Medical Center- (2014), Rheumatology

Research Interest

  • Medical education
  • Quality of care in rheumatology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Assessment of American College of Rheumatology-Endorsed Quality Indicators in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: A Quality Improvement Initiative.
Anderson E, Bajaj P, Raghavan S, Patnaik A, Roppelt H J Clin Rheumatol 2016 Mar 22 2 63-7

Honors & Awards

  • Teacher of the Year
    UTSW Division of Rheumatic Diseases (2016)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas County Medical Society (2014)
  • Texas Medical Association (2014)
  • American College of Rheumatology (2011)