Kanchan M. Pema, MD
Primary LocationInternal Medicine 4801 Alberta Ave.
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone (915) 215-5200
Medical School: University of Kwazulu-Natal
- Louisiana St. Univ. School of Medicine
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Undergraduate School: University of Westville
- American Board Internal Medicine
- American Board Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)
- American Board Internal Medicine (Sub: Geriatric Medicine)
Dr. Kanchan Pema is the Chief of the Rheumatology division at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. Dr. Pema graduated from the University of Natal Medical School in South Africa. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center at EI Paso in 1986; and the Rheumatology fellowship at Louisiana State University in 1988. Dr. Pema is board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Geriatrics. She received several Best Teacher awards from her residents, and was conferred the Alpha Omega Alpha, Zeta chapter, by her medical students. She also received the Paul L. Foster School of Medicines 2013 Deans Distinguished Service Award.Dr. Pema has actively participated in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Rheumatology curriculum and the Medical Skills Course for first year students at the Paul Foster School of Medicine. She also teaches and supervises residents during their Rheumatology rotation. Dr. Pema practices Rheumatology and Geriatric Medicine at the University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso and the Texas Tech Ambulatory Care Clinic.Dr. Pema remains active in conducting research and clinical trials at TTUHSC at El Paso. She currently conducts research study on the safety of uric acid lowering agents in patients with Gout and significant cardiovascular comorbidities.
Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Inflammatory myositis, Psoriatic arthritis, Reactive arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Joint aspirations and injections