Pooja Koolwal, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Nephrology.

Originally from Staten Island, New York, Dr. Koolwal holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, Texas, which she received summa cum laude. She earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She then completed internal medicine residency training at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also obtained advanced training through a fellowship in nephrology.

Dr. Koolwal joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Personal Note

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and traveling.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2013)
Washington University Barnes Jewish Hospital/ St. Louis Children's Hospital Consortium Program (2016), Internal Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine (2018), Nephrology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Travel advice for the immunocompromised traveler: prophylaxis, vaccination, and other preventive measures.
Patel RR, Liang SY, Koolwal P, Kuhlmann FM Ther Clin Risk Manag 2015 11 217-28
Epidermal growth factor down-regulates the expression of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) through E-cadherin in pancreatic cancer cells.
Tong Z, Chakraborty S, Sung B, Koolwal P, Kaur S, Aggarwal BB, Mani SA, Bresalier RS, Batra SK, Guha S Cancer 2011 Jun 117 11 2408-18

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award - Fellows
    UT Southwestern (2020)
  • Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award
    Washington University, St. Louis (2017)
  • Internal Medicine Distinguished Service Award
    Washington University, St. Louis (2016)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Nephrology (2017)