Matthew Murray was a high school football player who recovered from an ACL injury to become a University of Texas Longhorn. That experience sparked his desire to become an orthopaedic surgeon who helps other injured athletes of all ages move again.
Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S., Ph.D., is leading a clinical trial to bring dying teeth back to life through endodontic regeneration.
The challenge of attaining her education pushes Irene Chapa, Ph.D., to inspire and support South Texas youngsters so they will turn their dreams of achieving higher education into reality.
From Buenos Aires to Chicago to California, neuroscientist Veronica Galvan, Ph.D., learned from a succession of outstanding scientific mentors.
In their personal wars against multiple sclerosis, patients of Dr. Rebecca Romero have a strong and armed ally.
An uncommon life story has brought Ruth Berggren, M.D., FACP, to where she is today, preparing tomorrow’s healers to act with compassion and justice.
Dr. Kundandeep Nagi has long been fascinated by the eye. Today he offers specialized care to UT Medicine San Antonio patients with glaucoma and other conditions.
M.D./Ph.D. student Eithan Kotkowski had an epiphany as he promoted science to his elementary school pupils. In that moment, he realized he needed to pursue his own passion for science.
Greg Aune, M.D., Ph.D., is dedicating his research to young cancer survivors so that the treatment that saves them initially doesn’t harm their future health.
Using Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, Jennifer Sharpe Potter and OPAL researchers help connect people in chronic pain to research, clinical trials and coping mechanisms.
Dr. Maria-Jose Cervantes Mendez found her calling as a pediatric dentist who cares for special needs patients and families coping with cleft lip/palate diagnoses.
When Ashley Byrd, B.S.N., RN, enrolled in the nurse practitioner program, she didn’t know that decision would lead to the world of research. While working on her graduate nursing degree, she looks for ways to reduce stress for other nurses.
Medical student and newly minted Fulbright scholar Samy Bendjemil will focus on preventing infectious disease in a West African village.
Dr. Michael Beckstead’s passion for unraveling the ways the brain works could one day result in therapies for addiction and Parkinson’s disease.
A goal of "impeccable" care for patients guides the daily decisions of CTRC's Radiation Oncology Department Chairman Dr. Chul Soo Ha
Dr. James Lechleiter studies a way to encourage the brain to heal itself. The next steps are clinical trials that could revolutionize the way traumatic brain injuries are treated.
Dr. Linda Leary and doctors at the South Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, the only Level 4 center in San Antonio, work with families toward the goal of putting an end to seizures.
The CTRC’s Advanced Oncology/Hematology Drug Development Fellowship Program attracts doctors from around the globe who want to work on clinical trials with emerging cancer drugs.
Patients at the South Texas ALS Clinic find that Occupational Therapist Autumn Clegg listens first, then gets to work improving the quality of their lives.
Clinical lab science undergraduate students and forensic graduate students spend their days in hospital pathology labs and medical examiner morgues. You may not see them, but their work answers important questions for families and courts.
Dental patients fear the pain that may come with procedures even more than the procedures themselves. Dr. Ken Hargreaves is studying new, non-addictive ways to fight pain.
Colon cancer researcher Dr. Michael Wargovich's travels have taken him to Africa, South America and India in search of plants and wisdom about what ails modern people.
Because she observed that women often take care of others' needs before addressing their own health issues, Dr. Ildiko Agoston created a comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinic just for women.
The School of Medicine's first-ever winner of the American Medical Association's Physician of Tomorrow award says doctors need to have a voice in clinical and administrative health-care decisions.
When unexpected results from his Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial caused concern in the medical community, Ian Thompson, M.D., continued analyzing data and following the lives of the men in his study. What he learned is saving even more lives today.
Norma Martinez Rogers has four degrees and a lifetime of practical nursing experience, but she has never forgotten to give back.
In just three years, more than 200 patients of the UT Medicine San Antonio Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery have lost a combined total of 10,000 pounds through better nutrition, exercise and surgery. And they didn’t do it alone.