Asra Kermani, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Endocrinology

Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Kermani earned her medical degree at Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi. She completed internal medicine residency training, serving as Chief Resident, and a fellowship in endocrinology, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the Center for Human Nutrition at UT Southwestern under Dr. Scott Grundy. 

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, Dr. Kermani joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015. Dr. Kermani previously served as a member of the endocrine faculty at the North Texas VA Medical Center from 1999 to 2006 and subsequently spent time in solo private practice. 

Dr. Kermani is a Medical Director for Southwestern Health Resources, where she focuses on improving diabetes quality goals for participating patients while working with UT Southwestern specialists to help achieve overall quality goals. 

Dr. Kermani is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Kidney Precision Medicine Project Community Engagement Committee for the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.  She has delivered numerous invited lectures and published several academic articles.

D Magazine named her to its Best Doctors list for 2019, 2020, and 2021.


Medical School
Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan (1992)
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1997), Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
UT Health Science Center at Houston (1998), Internal Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1999), Endocrinology & Metabolism
Postdoctoral Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2006), Endocrinology & Metabolism

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors
    D Magazine (2019)
  • Compassionate Doctor Award
    Vitals (2016)
  • Patients' Choice Award
    Vitals (2016)
  • Compassionate Doctor Award
    Vitals (2014)
  • America's Top Physicians
    Consumer Research Council of America (2009-2012)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Diabetes Association
  • The Endocrine Society