Dr. Cynthia L. Cantu is a first-generation physician whose passion for the South Texas community is seen through her dedication to primary care. Her interests in medicine include chronic disease management, nutrition and disease prevention by delivering care through a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model. She has led and participated in multiple quality improvement research projects to improve delivery of vaccinations, increase awareness and education of obstructive lung diseases and among others. Dr. Cantu has been awarded presentations in various conferences nationwide.
Dr. Cantu completed her undergrad with honors at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she obtained bachelor’s degrees in Arts and Science. She completed medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth and internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Health San Antonio. Throughout her career, Dr. Cantu has been involved deeply in the community through various volunteer projects including Habitat for Humanity and mentoring students from underserved communities interested in health professions. Dr. Cantu was also elected by peers in residency to represent over 800 residents for two consecutive years to work directly with Graduate Medical Education office, Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) and hospital leadership to work on projects of concern among the residents’ clinical learning environment.
Apart from her medical passion she is a running enthusiast, enjoys watching movies and exploring the multicultural food and community events in San Antonio with her husband.