Meet Dr. Lartchenko

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Dallas-area Disease Specialist

Welcome to the world of Serge Lartchenko, MD. This is the intriguing, unpredictable, sometimes puzzling world of infectious diseases. Dr. Lartchenko is an infectious disease specialist in Richardson, Texas, serving the North Dallas metroplex areas. He is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease with specialized fellowship training in Infectious Disease from the renowned Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Dr. Lartchenko is a specially trained medical doctor who is called upon to solve and treat cases that have stumped other medical professionals over the years. Dr. Lartchenko does not specialize in just one organ or system of the human body—he must know the entire body intimately. He looks at his patients as a whole. He is also highly familiar with epidemiology, the study of the patterns, causes and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations.

Certified Wound Care Specialist

Not only is Dr. Lartchenko an expert in treatment of complex infections, he commonly offers advice to local clinics on how to effectively treat complex infections. Methodist Richardson Medical Center hand picked Dr. Lartchenko to be a part of their Wound Care team. We believe in creating connections throughout the area to ensure better outcomes for all patients.

Serge Lartchenko, MD, realized his dream of having his own practice when he opened the doors to the Texas Infectious Disease Institute in March 2014—housed in the Methodist Richardson Medical campus. At Texas Infectious Disease Institute, Dr. Lartchenko helps people manage and overcome all kinds of infectious diseases and conditions using a variety of innovative and patient-centered therapies

The Earlier Years

Serge Lartchenko, MD, is an infectious disease specialist and internal medicine doctor with experience spanning almost a decade. Dr. Lartchenko is a caring and thoughtful medical professional who truly believes in “whole patient care.”

Here’s a snapshot of his earlier years prior to opening Texas Infectious Disease Institute:

  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • The Baylor Healthcare System, Garland, Texas
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Rockwall, Texas
  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center—Methodist Transplant Institute/Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas
  • Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute in New Orleans
  • Infectious Disease Program, Louisiana State University
  • Chief resident, Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University in Lafayette
  • Resident of the year, Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University in Lafayette
  • Intern of the year, Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University in Lafayette

Serge Lartchenko, MD, is fluent in spoken and written English, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish. He has been in private practice at Texas Infectious Disease Institute since 2013.


  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Diabetic Foot Infections
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Chronic Urinary Tract Infection
  • Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)
  • Surgical Site Infection
  • Cellulitis (Skin and Soft Tissue Infection)
  • Chronic Hepatitis B & C
  • MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)
  • Latent/Dormant Tuberculosis

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Member of Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
  • Certified in Infectious Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Member of American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Member of the Southern Medical Association
  • Serves on the infection control team and antibiotic stewardship program for the Methodist Healthcare System
  • Trained at the nationally recognized HIV Outpatient Program Clinic (HOP) in New Orleans
  • Fellowship program in Infectious Disease at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, where Dr. Lartchenko was very involved in teaching and presenting rare cases of infectious disease

Publications and Abstracts

  • Lartchenko, S; Lopez, FA; Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. Infectious Disease Clinic of North America. December 2006.
  • Lartchenko, S; Lopez, FA; Clostridium Difficile: Current Concepts. Infectious Disease Practice for Clinicians, Vol. 30. May-June 2006.
  • Menstrual Toxic Shock Syndrome – case report, Research Day 2003, Louisiana State University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. February 2003.
  • Recurrent Primary Nocardial Meningitis – case report, Southern Medical Association’s 97th Annual Scientific Assembly, Atlanta, Georgia. November 2003.
  • Unusual Transcutaneous Infection of Vibrio Vulnificus – case report, Research Day 2004, Louisiana State University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. February 2004.
  • The Initial Approach to the HIV-infected Patient, Care and Management of the Patient with HIV Disease; Delta Region AIDS Education & Training Center; Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans. September 2006 and April 2007.
  • How Natural Disasters Change Natural Patterns: Coccidioidomycosis in New Orleans; Louisiana State University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. Infectious Disease Society of America 45th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. October 2007.