Welcome to Texas Rheumatology

We specialize in the care of rheumatologic disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus, Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis and several other conditions.

In our clinic, we provide services such as Lab draw, Digital x-rays, Bone density testing, Ultrasound guided injections, Infusion therapy and Clinical trials.

Our Mission

To Provide Comprehensive World Class Rheumatology Care in a Compassionate enviroment and a conveinent location.

Our Practice

Steadfast Commitment to our Patients.


Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi

Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi completed his Rheumatology Fellowship in June 2006 at UTMB – Galveston; where he also completed a residency in Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree with distinction from St. George’s University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi is board certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He has received many awards and national recognition, including The 2006 Distinguished Fellow Award from the American College of Rheumatology and the 2006 McLaughlin Travel Award at UTMB. He is currently conducting clinical trials, has presented research at national meetings and has published numerous papers in medical journals. Dr.Sunkureddi also serves as a speaker and consultant for several pharmaceutical companies.

In addition to private practice, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at UTMB-Galveston, where he is actively involved in the Rheumatology Fellowship program. He has been involved with the Arthritis Foundation and has participated in public education and awareness and supported fund raising activities of the organization.In addition, Dr.Sunkureddi also volunteers his time at St.Vincent’s Clinic in Galveston, a student run free clinic.

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Dr. Hema Salvady

Dr. Hema Salvady is Board Certified in Rheumatology. She has completed her Rheumatology fellowship in 2003 at Wayne State University and has been in practice in the Houston area ever since.

She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology. She is actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation and is a sponsor of the Bay Area Arthritis Walk. She has given numerous public education lectures on arthritis and autoimmune disease to the community. She is also currently an active investigator in numerous clinical trials.

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Dr. Deepika Arora

Dr. Deepika Arora completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Rheumatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

She was in practice in Tacoma, Washington from 2015-2018 and started working at Texas Rheumatology beginning June 2019.

She is Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine.

She has presented research at national medical meetings and has published papers in medical journals.

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Dr. Dany Thekkemuriyil

Dr. Dany Thekkemuriyil completed his Rheumatology Fellowship training in June 2016 from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri and prior to that completed Internal medicine training at SSM Health St. Mary’s hospital in St. Louis. He is board certified in Rheumatology and Internal medicine.

He has been in practice in St Louis since 2016 and moved to Houston, joining Texas Rheumatology in November 2021. He is an active member of the American College of Rheumatology and was greatly involved in teaching medical students and residents while in St Louis. He was a teaching faculty with SSM Health St. Mary’s Internal medicine and Saint Louis University family medicine programs.


Theresa Cooper
Practice Administrator