Anil Makam, M.D., M.A.S., originally hails from Southern California. Following an Internal Medicine residency at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, he completed a Primary Care research fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, where he earned a Master’s in clinical research. He is a general internist with a clinical focus on hospital care. Motivated directly by his clinical experiences, Dr. Makam’s research interests include quality, outcomes, and comparative effectiveness for common illnesses. His research program is funded by the National Institute on Aging to study post-acute care in the elderly, with a focus on long-term acute care hospitals. Dr. Makam brings to UT Southwestern a strong background in general internal medicine, epidemiology, health services research, and evidence-based medicine. Outside of medicine, his interests include traveling, reading, enjoying good food and good company, and when in shape, hiking and playing tennis.


Medical School
Drexel University College of Medicine (2007)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2010), Internal Medicine
University of California San Francisco Medical Cen (2013), Internal Medicine
Other Post Graduate Training
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2013), Master of Advanced Studies

Research Interest

  • Applied Health Information Technology
  • Epidemiology, outcomes, and health services research
  • High Value Care
  • Post-acute Care in the Elderly


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Honors & Awards

  • BSHSR Abstract Scholarship Award
    American Thoracic Society (2016)
  • GEMSSTAR Scholar
    NIA/NIH (2016-2018)
  • Finalist, Hamolsky Junior Faculty Research Award
    Best Research Presentation at 2014 SGIM National Meeting (2014)
  • NCATS/NIH KL2 Clinical Scholar
    NIH-funded mentored career development program scholar (2014-2016)
  • NHLBI/NIH Loan Repayment Program Award
    NHLB/NIH (2014-2018)
  • Best Research Poster
    California-Hawaii Regional SGIM Meeting (2013)
  • Lipkin Award Finalist
    Best oral presentation by a junior investigator, SGIM Annual Meeting (2013)
  • Best Oral Presentation by a Junior Investigator
    Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium (2012)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Geriatric Society (2015)
  • Journal of Hospital Medicine (2015-2017)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (2015)
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (2010)