Dr. Satish Mocherla is originally from India and received his initial medical training at the Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH in 1998. Late 1990s was a turning point with rapid advances in treatment for HIV in late 1990s and he was drawn towards Infectious Diseases and care of patients with HIV/AIDS. He went on to complete an Infectious Disease Fellowship at University of Indiana.

He has been in private practice till recently at Midland/Odessa, TX where he also worked an adjunct and part time Faculty at Texas Tech University of Health Science, Permian Basin Campus.

Dr. Mocherla brings to UTSW over 15 years of experience in infectious diseases with a strong focus in HIV care and endemic fungal infections. As most of his clinical work has been in health professional shortage areas, Dr. Mocherla is passionate about working with underserved and minority populations. His clinical practice emphasizes patient and family-centered care. Dr. Mocherla’s interests outside of medicine include his family, long distance running, hiking, theatre and painting.


Medical School
Gandhi Medical College, India (1988)
University of Toledo (1998), Internal Medicine
Indiana University Medical Center (2000), Infectious Diseases

Research Interest

  • Endemic and Systemic Fungal Infections
  • Opportunistic Infections in the Immunocompromised Host
  • Overcoming Barriers to Care for Persons Living with HIV Infections


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Central nervous system histoplasmosis: Multicenter retrospective study on clinical features, diagnostic approach and outcome of treatment.
Wheat J, Myint T, Guo Y, Kemmer P, Hage C, Terry C, Azar MM, Riddell J, Ender P, Chen S, Shehab K, Cleveland K, Esguerra E, Johnson J, Wright P, Douglas V, Vergidis P, Ooi W, Baddley J, Bamberger D, Khairy R, Vikram HR, Jenny-Avital E, Sivasubramanian G, Bowlware K, Pahud B, Sarria J, Tsai T, Assi M, Mocherla S, Prakash V, Allen D, Passaretti C, Huprikar S, Anderson A, Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 03 97 13 e0245
Disseminated Nocardiosis Associated with Treatment with Infliximab in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis.
Garner O, Ramirez-Berlioz A, Iardino A, Mocherla S, Bhairavarasu K, Am J Case Rep 2017 Dec 18 1365-1369
Mycobacterium abscessus: a rare cause of vascular graft infection.
Umer I, Mocherla S, Horvath J, Arora S, Ahmed Y, Scand. J. Infect. Dis. 2014 Nov 46 11 813-6
Cellular immune response in HIV-infected patients with histoplasmosis.
Vail GM, Mocherla S, Wheat LJ, Goldberg J, Camp A, Brizendine E, Schnizlein-Bick C, J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 2002 Jan 29 1 49-53

Honors & Awards

  • Community Physician Best Teacher Award
    Texas Tech Family Medicine Residents (2018)
  • Physician Recognition Award
    Medicine Center Hospital, Odessa, TX (2016)
  • Physician Recognition Award
    Medial Center Hospital, Odessa, TX (2014)
  • Physician Recognition Award
    Midland Area AIDS Society (2013)
  • Jim O'Leary Award for Contributions in Performance Improvement
    Medical Center, Odessa, TX (2010)
  • Physician Recognition Award
    Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Medical Center Hospital, Odessa, TX (2009)