Alka Mallik, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Hematology and Oncology. She specializes in lymphoma and lung, breast, and colon cancers.

Dr. Mallik holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences with a minor in history from Stanford University in Stanford, California. She earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern, where she also completed internal medicine residency training. She then gained advanced training through a fellowship program in hematology and medical oncology at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she served as Chief Fellow and also participated in translational research into lymphoma therapeutics in the Melnick Lab.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Mallik joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Dr. Mallik’s clinical and primary research interests include malignant and benign hematology, including hemostasis and thrombosis. She has served as an investigator on several clinical trials, given lectures on internal medicine for residents and medical students, and published peer-reviewed academic articles related to her areas of expertise. She is also dedicated to undergraduate and graduate medical education. 

Dr. Mallik is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

Personal Note

Outside of medicine, Dr. Mallik enjoys photography and travel. She is fluent in Hindi.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2004)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2007), Internal Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center (2010), Hematology Oncology

Research Interest

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Hematologic Malignancies (Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma)
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis


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Honors & Awards

  • Fellow Travel Grant
    National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2010)
  • Chief Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellow
    Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital (2009)
  • Fellow Travel Award
    Cancer and Leukemia Group B, Weill Cornell Medical College (2009)
  • Fellows Research Award Finalist
    Weill Cornell Medical College (2009)
  • Fellow Travel Award
    Cancer and Leukemia Group B, Weill Cornell Medical College (2008)
  • Rolland Robbins Award for Academic Excellence
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2004)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology