Netanya S. Utay, MD, is a faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her clinical interests include general infectious diseases and HIV care.

Dr. Utay was born and raised in Dallas. She earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine and was trained in the internal medicine residency program at the University of Washington. She was drawn to the complexity and breadth of infectious diseases combined with the necessity of caring for the whole person. She subsequently completed fellowship in infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Utay joined faculty at UTSW in 2021.

Dr. Utay is the Service Chief of Infectious Diseases at Parkland Health and Hospital System. She is passionate about providing optimal care for all patients and training the next generation of physicians.

She has had an extensive career in basic, translational, and clinical HIV research and is a member of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, including serving as Vice-Chair of the ACTG Comorbidities Transformative Science Group. She has over 50 peer-reviewed articles and has given numerous invited lectures.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2003)
University of Washington Medical Center (2006), Internal Medicine
National Institutes of Health (2013), Infectious Diseases

Research Interest

  • COVID-19
  • HIV
  • Intestinal Permeability and Chronic Inflammation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Potential use of serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate for the management of COVID-19.
Utay NS, Asmuth DM, Gharakhanian S, Contreras M, Warner CD, Detzel CJ, Drug Dev Res 2021 Jun
Immune Activation and Inflammation in People With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Challenging Targets.
Utay NS, Overton ET, J Infect Dis 2020 04 221 10 1567-1570
Abnormal Intestinal Microbiome in Medical Disorders and Potential Reversibility by Fecal Microbiota Transplantation.
DuPont HL, Jiang ZD, DuPont AW, Utay NS, Dig Dis Sci 2020 03 65 3 741-756
Evaluation of Six Weekly Oral Fecal Microbiota Transplants in People with HIV.
Utay NS, Monczor AN, Somasunderam A, Lupo S, Jiang ZD, Alexander AS, Finkelman M, Vigil KJ, Lake JE, Hanson B, DuPont HL, Arduino RC, Pathog Immun 2020 5 1 364-381
Stunting Is Preceded by Intestinal Mucosal Damage and Microbiome Changes and Is Associated with Systemic Inflammation in a Cohort of Peruvian Infants.
Zambruni M, Ochoa TJ, Somasunderam A, Cabada MM, Morales ML, Mitreva M, Rosa BA, Acosta GJ, Vigo NI, Riveros M, Arango S, Durand D, Berends MN, Melby P, Utay NS, Am J Trop Med Hyg 2019 11 101 5 1009-1017
Serum Bovine Immunoglobulins Improve Inflammation and Gut Barrier Function in Persons with HIV and Enteropathy on Suppressive ART.
Utay NS, Somasunderam A, Hinkle JE, Petschow BW, Detzel CJ, Somsouk M, Fichtenbaum CJ, Weaver EM, Shaw AL, Asmuth DM, Pathog Immun 2019 4 1 124-146
Telmisartan Therapy Does Not Improve Lymph Node or Adipose Tissue Fibrosis More Than Continued Antiretroviral Therapy Alone.
Utay NS, Kitch DW, Yeh E, Fichtenbaum CJ, Lederman MM, Estes JD, Deleage C, Magyar C, Nelson SD, Klingman KL, Bastow B, Luque AE, McComsey GA, Douek DC, Currier JS, Lake JE, J Infect Dis 2018 05 217 11 1770-1781
Long-term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors Is Associated With Increased Microbial Product Translocation, Innate Immune Activation, and Reduced Immunologic Recovery in Patients With Chronic Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Infection.
Serpa JA, Rueda AM, Somasunderam A, Utay NS, Lewis D, Couturier JP, Breaux KG, Rodriguez-Barradas M, Clin Infect Dis 2017 Oct 65 10 1638-1643
Maternal and pregnancy-related factors affecting human milk cytokines among Peruvian mothers bearing low-birth-weight neonates.
Zambruni M, Villalobos A, Somasunderam A, Westergaard S, Nigalye M, Turin CG, Zegarra J, Bellomo S, Mercado E, Ochoa TJ, Utay NS, J Reprod Immunol 2017 04 120 20-26
Persistent, Albeit Reduced, Chronic Inflammation in Persons Starting Antiretroviral Therapy in Acute HIV Infection.
Sereti I, Krebs SJ, Phanuphak N, Fletcher JL, Slike B, Pinyakorn S, O'Connell RJ, Rupert A, Chomont N, Valcour V, Kim JH, Robb ML, Michael NL, Douek DC, Ananworanich J, Utay NS, Clin Infect Dis 2017 Jan 64 2 124-131

Honors & Awards

  • Best New Doctor, Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars
    Texas Monthly (2015-2017)
  • Top Doctor, Top Doctors of Houston
    H Texas Magazine (2014)
  • Young Investigator Award
    Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (2010-2013)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • AIDS Clinical Trails Group (2011)
  • Infectious Diseases Society for America (2006)