Patients, students, providers, researchers, alumni and staff of the UT Health San Antonio have lots of stories to share that show health care innovation in action.
Provocative Questions grant, rarely given, funds out-of-the-box immunotherapy studies.
Ian Makey, M.D., of UT Medicine San Antonio and the U.S. Air Force, is a third-generation surgeon who offers hope to patients with emphysema and other diseases.
Jannine Cody's heartbreak drove her to research
Gregory Ernst, Ph.D., PT, is passionate about patient care and teaching the next generation of physical therapists.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery gives Edward Ellis III, D.D.S., M.S., the opportunity to improve his patients’ oral function and facial appearance.
Medical student and newly minted Fulbright scholar Samy Bendjemil will focus on preventing infectious disease in a West African village.
Avid runner Stacey Young-McCaughan, Ph.D., RN, administers research trials for the world’s largest military-focused PTSD consortia while promoting the healthy benefits of physical activity.
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.
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.
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.
Sumathy Mohan, Ph.D., looks at a single layer of cells that serves as ground zero in the fight against complications of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
Thomas King, Ph.D., developed a sure-fire way to prepare for exams while he was a med student: Approach it like you have to teach it and you’ll own the material forever.
Neela K. Patel, M.D., M.P.H., of the UT Medicine Senior Health Clinic, serves families by listening to her inner voice and reliving her times as a caregiver.
Former Harvard football player finds lessons learned on the gridiron help him to succeed in medical school.
Carlayne E. Jackson, M.D., FAAN, a UT Health neurologist, created a clinic dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and their caregivers.
Qitao Ran, Ph.D., who grew up working in rice fields, applies similar dedication to study neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
David F. Jimenez, M.D., FACS, professor and chairman of neurosurgery at the Health Science Center refined cranial surgery for the benefit of infants.
A. Pratap Kumar, Ph.D., sees mountains of cancer-fighting potential in a tree bark extract.
Jesse Rettele found his calling when a boy began to walk with the limbs Rettele had fashioned.
By enrolling in the M.D./Ph.D. Dual Degree Program, Vinh Dao found the perfect way to combine his love of medicine with his passion for science and discovery.
Dina Tom, M.D., enjoys watching the spark in her students’ eyes as they learn new concepts. As they question her, she learns more each day.