Alka Khera, M.D. is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Khera specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating diseases causing cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, and atypical dementias.

Dr. Khera earned her medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She completed her neurology residency and behavioral neurology fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Khera is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Khera has research interests in Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias as well as caregiver support.

Dr. Khera is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Texas Medical Association.


Medical School
Wayne State University School of Medicine (2015)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019), Neurology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2020), Behavioral Neurology

Research Interest

  • Alzhimer's Disease
  • Atypical dementias
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Vascular Dementia


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Two Unique Mutations in HTRA1-Related Cerebral Small Vessel Disease in North America and Africa and Literature Review.
Shang T, Pinho M, Ray D, Khera A, J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2021 Aug 30 11 106029

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology (2015)
  • Texas Medical Association (2020)