Dr. Rayaz is an attending physician with the hospice and palliative care service at the North Texas VA Health Care System. He also precepts medical students, residents, and fellows from UT Southwestern. His clinical interests include identifying goals of care, controlling symptoms, and caring for the whole person.
He is board-certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative care. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.
Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Rayaz holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In Missouri, he received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and he completed his internal medicine residency training at Unity Health in Searcy, Arkansas. While in Arkansas, he completed his fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He then went to Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and did an additional fellowship in hospice and palliative care.
Dr. Rayaz’s research interests include patient education and treatment strategies to reduce suffering for patients with life-limiting illnesses.
Dr. Rayaz’s interests outside of medicine include cooking, traveling, and attending plays.
Dr. Rayaz has joined UT Southwestern because he is committed to improving his practice of medicine and collaborating with other team members to improve patient experiences.
- Improving outcomes for at risk populations
- Quality Improvement
- American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) (2022)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA) (2022)