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Natarajan Venkatayan, M.D.

Natarajan Venkatayan, M.D., is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. Venkatayan completed his medical degree in India and his residency in family medicine in New York. He has three years of post-doctoral research training in UMDNJ- Newark before joining the residency program.

In 2006, Venkatayan moved to Texas and started his career in rural Texas with a passion to help underserved communities. He has served in the capacity of medical director at the correctional facility and at HHSC, a state supported living center. It was here that he acquired leadership skills and enriched medical knowledge to compassionately serve the needs of the broader society.

As a primary care physician and clinical educator, with a focus in academic family medicine, Venkatayan advanced his career to a leadership role as program director at Detar Family Medicine Residency Program, which is affiliated with the Texas A & M School of Medicine.

Through his many leadership roles, Venkatayan has cultivated an ardent passion for educating residents and medical students. He currently serves as the program director of the Family Medicine Residency Program - HCA Houston Healthcare West; training future generations of health care professionals and contributing to their medical knowledge in primary care.