Dr. Sippi Khurana Arthritis Foundation
Dr. Khurana is a Rheumatologist, Immunologist and Internist and is board certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. She completed the highly competitive, accelerated 6 year BA/MD program at the University of Missouri- Kansas City. She did her Internal Medicine residency at University of Texas-Medical Branch in Galveston where she was named Intern of the Year and received an award for excellence in Geriatric
Medicine. She then went on to complete a combined Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. She served as Chief Fellow there. She was the owner and practicing physician of a private practice called Allergy and Rheumatology Specialists of Houston in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center for 5 years. She currently serves as Assistant Professor for Texas A&M Health Science Center and is Clinical Assistant Professor for Baylor College of Medicine. She spends her time teaching the Rheumatology fellows and taking care of patients at Ben Taub General Hospital. She has been named an H Texas Magazine Top Doc for three consecutive years and was the 2016 Medical Honoree for the Arthritis Foundation. She is a married to the love of her life, Ajay Khurana, who is Co-Head of Energy for the Americas and Managing Director at Jefferies and Co. for over a decade and mother to an 8 year old son named Shaan and 2 year old daughter named Seva. Wife and mother are the titles she cherishes the most.
Being a native Houstonian, she is incredibly proud of this great city and is dedicated to improving issues at home by giving back to our community and worldwide. She is a founding member and contributor to the Swadesh Khurana Endowed Fellowship benefitting Stroke Care at The Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. This fellowship was established in loving memory of her Mother-in-law. It provides annual awards to Houston Methodist staff to get continued medical education in stroke care and also emphasizes the importance of stroke prevention by holding bi-annual stroke education seminars and health fairs for the community to attend. She sits on the Board of Trustees for St. Francis Episcopal School and is currently Chair of the Advancement Committee. She is on the Board of Directors for The Houston Symphony, UNICEF Southwest Region, Pratham USA, American India Foundation, MA Foundation, Arthritis Foundation and Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston and the Advisory Board of The Women’s Home.
She has co-chaired the Inaugural gala for KNOWAutism, co-chaired the annual gala for The World Chamber of Commerce-Texas, co-chaired the annual gala, Baazi, for Ek Disha Foundation and co-chaired the Pratham Annual Holiday Luncheon. She and her husband co-chaired the annual
Pratham Gala and served as Honorary Chairs for the Developments in Literacy Gala both in 2016. She chaired The Nora's Home Gala benefitting transplant patients and their families, Touchdown for Texas Treasures, a charity started by the Honorable Joanne King Herring, The Audrey Hepburn Society Ball for UNICEF, co-chair for Houston Chronicle's Best Dressed Raffle, co-chair for University of Houston's Table Talk benefitting the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and co-chair of Daya Luncheon benefitting abused women of South Asian descent in 2017.
In the upcoming year, she will co-chair Festari's Una Notte in Italia benefitting Houston Area Women's Center, Houston Chronicle's Best Dressed Luncheon benefitting March of Dimes, Audrey Hepburn Society Ball benefitting UNICEF and Crimestoppers Gala in 2018. She has received the John Conner Humanitarian Award from Operation Smile, WholeLife Community Honoree award from The Women’s Home, Excellence in the South Asian Community Award from the South Asian Chamber of Commerce, Fashion Icon for The Women’s Home 2016 ReNu ReDo Fashion Charity event and Honoree for Mother's Day Soirée held by Lights Camera Action magazine. She is honored to be named Houston
Chronicle’s Best Dressed benefitting the March of Dimes in 2016, an ABC-13 Woman of Distinction benefitting the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America in 2017 and named 25 Most Beautiful Houstonians of 2017 for H Texas Magazine. In the following year, she will be an
Outstanding Community Honoree for Art of Food and Community Luncheon by Recipe for Success, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Inductee and she and her husband will receive the Inaugural Humanitarian Award from KNOWAutism.
She hopes to combine her knowledge and love for family, medicine and philanthropy to make a difference in the lives of Houstonians and those suffering worldwide. Life is short and what matters most is our best effort in furthering humanity. We must be people for others first.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."