Dr. Megan McKenna graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston with her Doctor of Medicine. During her time in medical school, Dr. McKenna also completed the Global Health Track in 2012, providing her the opportunity to learn about tropical medicine and to provide patient care in different areas of southern Africa. This experience developed her passion for global health and tropical medicine and led her to pursue her interests in infectious disease. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Disease Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and she is currently pursuing her Master of Science at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. Her primary research and clinical interests include global health, tropical medicine, parasitology, and endemic fungal infections. At the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. McKenna’s clinical focus includes general infectious disease, tropical and travel medicine, and HIV care. Outside of medicine, Dr. McKenna enjoys gardening, cooking, travelling, and learning about various cultures.


Medical School
UT Medical Branch-Galveston (2012)
Baylor College of Medicine (2015), Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine (2018), Infectious Diseases

Research Interest

  • Chagas Disease
  • Histoplasmosis and Other Endemic Fungal Infections
  • Hookworm and Other Gastrointestinal Parasites
  • Neurocysticercosis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Human Intestinal Parasite Burden and Poor Sanitation in Rural Alabama.
McKenna ML, McAtee S, Bryan PE, Jeun R, Ward T, Kraus J, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Flowers CC, Mejia R Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2017 Nov 97 5 1623-1628
Primary pulmonary lymphoma in a patient with advanced AIDS.
Shahani L, McKenna M BMJ Case Rep 2014 Dec 2014


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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas County Medical Society (2018)
  • Texas Medical Association (2018)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2016)
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2015)