Dr. Ruckshanda Majid received her medical degree from the Aga Khan University in 1998. She completed her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas, Health Sciences center at Houston in 2004. She subsequently went on to pursue fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care (2005-2008) at the same institution with an additional one year specialization training in Sleep Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. In 2009, she joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Soon after joining, she was appointed Associate Program Director for the Sleep Medicine Fellowship and has been coordinating the education and structure of the training program for the Pulmonary and the Sleep fellows. During her first two years as faculty, she completed a two-year program in the Masters of Clinical Science course from which she graduated with several honors. She serves as the Associate Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann Sleep Center and the Co-Director of the Harris Health Systems Sleep Disorders Center and is a member and fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). She also serves on the Harris Health Systems Critical Care committee, and was recently appointed to the Medical School Faculty Senate, the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), the Medical School Diversity committee and the Student Evaluation and Promotions Committee (SEPC).  She is the recipient of ‘Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award’ three years in a row and voted the ‘Best Teaching Faculty’ in 2011 and 2013 by Pulmonary/CC fellows. Dr. Majid’s clinical interests and practice include pediatric and adult sleep disorders, adult pulmonary medicine and the management of critical care issues in cardiac patients at the new Heart Vascular Institute: HVI (post left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), post cardiac transplant and ECMO patients).  Her research interests include research in Sleep Medicine (Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome, complex sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea and its association with cardiovascular disease and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea).


Medical Degree
Aga Khan Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center
Sleep Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Pulmonary Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Sleep Medicine