Ana Islam, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrine Surgery at UT Southwestern. As an endocrine surgeon, she specializes in treating disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.

Dr. Islam earned her B.A. in Economics at Stanford University. She received her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received the prestigious Hudson Penn award for excellence in surgery. She then went on to complete her general surgery residency at Houston Methodist Hospital, during which time she also completed a research fellowship at the J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center. She received further specialization in endocrine surgery through the fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Islam joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2019. 

Dr. Islam's research has focused on recurrent kidney stones after successful parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic versus robotic adrenalectomy, excessive weight gain after pancreas transplantation, and persistence of de novo donor specific antibodies after lung transplantation. Dr. Islam is also passionate about teaching and has received numerous distinctions for teaching medical students and residents. 

She is a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American College of Surgeons, and Association of Women Surgeons, to name a few. She is board-certified in General Surgery.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2011)
Houston Methodist Residency (2013)
Research Fellowship
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center (2015), Transplant Surgery
Houston Methodist Hospital - Sugar Land (2018), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019), Endocrine Surgery


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Weight Gain after Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation.
Knight RJ, Islam AK, Pham C, Graviss EA, Nguyen DT, Moore LW, Kagan A, Sadhu AR, Podder H, Gaber AO, Transplantation 2019 Jun
Early clearance vs persistence of de novo donor-specific antibodies following lung transplantation.
Islam AK, Sinha N, DeVos JM, Kaleekal TS, Jyothula SS, Teeter LD, Nguyen DTM, Eagar TN, Moore LW, Puppala M, Wong STC, Knight RJ, Frost AE, Graviss EA, Osama Gaber A Clin Transplant 2017 Aug 31 8
Intermediate-Term Outcomes of Dual Adult versus Single-Kidney Transplantation: Evolution of a Surgical Technique.
Islam AK, Knight RJ, Mayer WA, Hollander AB, Patel S, Teeter LD, Graviss EA, Saharia A, Podder H, Asham EH, Gaber AO J Transplant 2016 2016 2586761
Genetic polymorphisms in the thioredoxin 2 (TXN2) gene and risk for spina bifida.
Wen S, Lu W, Zhu H, Yang W, Shaw GM, Lammer EJ, Islam A, Finnell RH Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2009 Feb 149A 2 155-60

Honors & Awards

  • Resident Teaching Award
    Best Resident Teacher Voted by Students, Houston Methodist Hospital Department of Surgery, Residency in General Surgery (2018)
  • Winner, Trinkle/Banowsky Abstract Competition
    Texas Transplantation Society Annual Meeting (2015)
  • Winner, Trinkle/Banowsky Abstract Competition
    Texas Transplantation Society Annual Meeting (2014)
  • Hudson Penn Award
    for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2011)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Medical honor society (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2010)
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2018)
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgery (2017)
  • American College of Surgeons (2011)
  • Association of Women Surgeons (2018)
  • North Texas Chapter ACS (2018)
  • Texas Medical Association (2007)