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Kanchan Malhotra, MD


Dr. Kanchan Malhotra is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and board eligible in Rheumatology. She attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS for medical school. She completed both her residency in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology fellowship at Louisiana Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Malhotra has done several poster presentations at national Rheumatology conferences. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants with her husband and playing with her fur baby, a cat named Milo. 

Smitha Rudraraju, MD


Dr. Smitha Rudraraju is a board certified rheumatologist.  She is interested in treating Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondilitis, Lupus, Sjogren's, Myositis, Osteoarthritis, Tendinitis and other musculoskeletal conditions.  She believes in holistic approach in which a patient's diet, exercise and mental health are important while treating disease.  Dr. Rudraraju attended medical school and completed internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  She then completed her fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 2010.  She enjoys hiking, gardening, yoga and passionate about conservation of environment.  She is married has three children and two dogs

Smita Pechitty, MD

Dr. Smita Pechitty is a board-certified Physician in Internal medicine and Rheumatology.  She completed her residency in Internal-Medicine at Temple University - Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital and Rheumatology Fellowship at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. After completion of fellowship, she worked at Ochsner clinic for 3 years before moving to Dallas in 2021. She enjoys reading and travelling. She believes in making things as simple as possible for her patients to understand their disease process and make an informed decision. She will be providing care for patients at our Frisco and Allen locations.

Sirisha Gokaraju, MD

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Dr. Sirisha Gokaraju has completed her fellowship in Rheumatology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC.  She has trained under the world-renowned Scleroderma expert, Dr. Virginia Steen and National Institutes of Health (NIH) researcher in vasculitis, Dr. Kaitlyn Quinn.  Dr. Gokaraju has had extensive involvement in Lupus research studies at University of Houston and has presented at the American College of Rheumatology Conference.  She has special interest in Vasculitis, Myositis, Scleroderma, Rheumatoid arthritis among other diseases.  She believes strongly that compassionate care correlates with better clinical outcomes.  She has recently moved to Texas with her husband and daughter.  She enjoys cooking, dancing and traveling.  She is excited to provide care for patients at our Allen office.

Megha Patel-Banker, MD

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Dr. Megha Patel–Banker is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She earned her medical degree from the State University of New York at Downstate.  She then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Medical Center and fellowship training in Rheumatology at State University of New York at Stony Brook.  After completing her Rheumatology training, Dr. Patel-Banker worked at a Rheumatology practice in Long Island, NY and served as a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital where she participated in the Rheumatology Fellowship Program. Dr. Patel-Banker moved to Dallas, TX with her family in 2014.  She is excited to call Texas her new home and enjoys biking, jogging, and traveling.    

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