After residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Dr. Avashia spent two years in the United States Public Health Service as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During her term of service, she was stationed at the Texas Department of State Health Services in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance division. Dr. Avashia then spent five years working in indigent care clinics in Austin until she joined the Department of Family Medicine at UTSW Austin in October 2009. Her academic interests include pediatric and adolescent medicine curriculum and development, teaching evidence-based medicine, and health care disparities. She enjoys treating patients of all ages but has a particular interest in adults and children requiring complex medical care.