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    Preventive Medicine Residency
    Mail Code: 1864
    1100 W. 49th St.
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: 512-776-3686
    Fax: 512-776-2822


    PrevMed@dshs.texas.gov

Current Residents

Preventive Medicine Year 2

Prema Murali Duraisami, MD

Medical School: Kilpauk Medical College, India

Internship: Anesthesiology at Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University in Detroit, MI

Professional Interests: Clinical preventive care, STD prevention

Recent Activities: Screened refugees for major health issues in the Austin/Travis County area; evaluated patients for latent and active tuberculosis.


Terata Kanu, MD, MPH, MBA

Medical School: Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN

Internship: Internal medicine at University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH

Professional Interests: Health disparities, social determinants of health, health policy, healthcare finance, global health, and occupational medicine

Recent Activities: Provided patient care services at Operation Lone Star, a public health emergency exercise which provides free basic health services to community members of the Rio Grande Valley. Finishing MPH with a specialization in Health Policy and Management from UC Berkeley School of Public Health.


Preventive Medicine Year 1

Lana Yamba, MD, MPH, CCRC

Medical School: University Kongo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Internship: Transitional Year Program at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, TX

Professional Interests: Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, STD and HIV Surveillance, Cancer Prevention, and Maternal and Child Health

Recent Activities: Working as Case Investigator for the DSHS COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative. Conducted a study to examine the 2019 access and utilization of HPV vaccine in adolescents in the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Region 11 Harlingen and TVFC clinics along the South Texas Border Counties.


Muhammad Safwatullah, MD

Medical School: Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan

Internship: Hemet Global Medical Center, Hemet, CA

Professional Interests: Chronic disease prevention in underserved populations through Lifestyle modification, addiction medicine, clinical informatics, communicable disease surveillance.

Recent Activities: Covid-19 Contact Investigations


Last updated August 13, 2020