Karthik Jayakumar, MDKarthik Jayakumar, MD
Resident Physician

Dr. Jayakumar joined The Department of Family Medicine in 2016. He is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic - Island East. Dr. Jayakumar earned his Bachelors in Health Sciences from the Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India.  He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the American University of Antiqua Medical School with honors of Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Jayakumar is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. He is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Neonatal Life Support (ANLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO). 

Dr. Jayakumar's academic and clinical interests include Clinical Research including drug studies and biomarkers.  He is also interested in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Rural Medicine.

Dr. Jayakumar is also in the process of obtaining his MBA.

 A Personal Note from Dr. Jayakumar   

Texas has always been my home but as I grew up a new opportunity was presented to me after finishing high school. The chance to study medicine abroad in Asia.  Being of Indian nationality I jumped at this chance. I would be living in an area very close to where my parents grew up before they made the leap to America. I quickly learned to love the culture, the small tight-knit community and the people. I was able to appreciate the difference in society, including beliefs, rules, languages, and infrastructure. In a short amount of time, I was able to interact and connect with students from various parts of the world, creating my own family at school. Overall my experiences taught me how to adapt to unfamiliar environments and communicate with different cultural groups, an important factor that helped me choose my career path in family medicine.

In the world of music, orchestras and bands are composed of different instruments that work together to produce melodies. Medicine too is composed of different “instruments” or specialties working in unison to help a patient. My “instrument” of choice quickly became family medicine.  For me family medicine physicians are medical conductors who work to ensure people lead healthy lifestyles. When problems do arise they are the first line defense for their patients, orchestrating with other specialties to create a melodious care plan for patients.  The continuity of care in family medicine requires physicians to advocate for their patients as much as they would for their own families.

I chose the University of Texas in Galveston for my family medicine training because it offered everything I wanted in a program. Dedicated faculty, excellent support staff, wide diversity and a curriculum that tailors to your needs are just a few highlights of the program. The one thing that I loved the most was how much at home I felt at UTMB which ultimately made my decision easy. I truly felt part of a family.   

Beyond medicine my personal hobbies include outdoor activities, sports, the ukulele, kayaking, traveling, business.

Practice Location(s):

Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Dr.
Suite 104

Appointment Line:
(409) 772-2166

Fax Number:

(409)772-2663

Hours:
Monday-Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Extended Hours:

Wednesdays,
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

After Hours
Appointment Line:

(409)772-2222
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