Dr. Mala Appachi was born and brought up in Chennai, India. She graduated from the prestigious Madras University and completed her internship at Stanley Medical College hospital in Chennai. She obtained further training as a senior resident in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Railway Hospital in Chennai. She subsequently gained more pediatric training at Trafford General Hospital, Manchester, England. She emigrated to the US and did her pediatric residency at one of the top pediatric programs- The Children’s Hospital at The Cleveland Clinic. After completion, she went into private practice in Cleveland for over 13 years. With her husband, they moved to San Antonio in July 2014 and worked as an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Baylor College Of Medicine, and conducted clinical duties at Children’s hospital of San Antonio Primary Care Clinic for 3 years.
She is married to Elumalai Appachi MD, who is a pediatric critical care specialist at Christus Santa Rosa Children’s hospital, and have two wonderful children. Her hobbies include yoga, hiking, reading books and listening to music.