Sippi Khurana, MD


“Our parents have been our biggest blessings, role models, and cheerleaders. They were immigrants who came to this country penniless, and worked their way up to becoming the successful and upstanding members of society that they are today. They taught me how to sacrifice for the good of our children, and that there is no greater gift than a strong, well-rounded education.”

With an endless resume of humanitarian efforts, where does one even begin to describe Sippi Khurana? With traditional values and modern thinking, she very stylishly balances fashion, family, and philanthropy.

Dr. Sippi Khurana is a Rheumatologist, Immunologist, and Internist and is Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. 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 was the owner and practicing physician at Allergy and Rheumatology Specialists of Houston for five years, and she currently serves as Assistant Professor for Texas A&M Health and Science Center and 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.

Sippi is married to the love of her life, Ajay Khurana. Together, Sippi and Ajay are the devoted parents of two children: their eight year old son, Shaan, and their two year old daughter, Seva. For Sippi, wife and mother are the titles she cherishes most.​ Sippi believes that helping others is a human responsibility, and it is one she takes very seriously. She and Ajay have sought out opportunities to serve those in need, both near and far–from the Swadesh Khurana Endowed Fellowship at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, which the Khuranas founded in honor of Ajay’s mother, to UNICEF, to Ek Disha Foundation, to Operation Smile, to Houston Area Women’s Center, and many more.

Sippi has extensive experience serving on the boards of non-profit organizations, including 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. In 2017, Sippi was named an ABC 13 Woman of Distinction, honored by Recipe for Success, and inducted into the Greater Houston Women’s Hall of Fame. She and Ajay were also honored with the inaugural KNOWAutism Humanitarian Award at the 2018 Gala.

“I often get the comment, ‘How do you do it all? How do you have the time to fit it all in?’ At first, it used to be a thorn in my side as I thought it was implying that if I was succeeding in certain aspects of my life, I must be deficient in others. But now, perhaps, it has turned into my favorite compliment. I think women are always trying to do it all, or have it all, and I feel it is a pat on the back,” she smiles.