The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is proud to take on the roles of educators of both the current and next generation of health care providers, providers of cutting edge clinical care, as researchers unlocking the doors to new knowledge and advocates for our society's most precious asset — our children.
L to R - Mandie Svatek MD , Kristen Plastino MD
Dr. Plastino said that heart disease and congenital heart defects can come in many forms and to people of any age -- including infants. She emphasized the importance of parents being prepared to handle emergency situations with their infants. Dr. Plastino is representing the local American Heart Association affiliate as a member of their board of directors and survivor of acute cardiac disease.
Dr. Svatek spoke to the importance of recognizing heart disease in the littlest patients — the babies who have trouble breathing or who have heart issues. She says it is critically important that parents know when to call for help and have the skills and information to respond to their infants who have these health issues.
(UHS is providing new parents with an infant CPR Anytime kit that includes a DVD, a mini Baby CPR personal mannequin, a skills reminder card and other helpful materials. )
Wonderful job to both of our colleagues for bringing awareness to these important issues!
The current UTHSCSA third and fourth year medical students have chosen Dr. Arar as one of six outstanding residents to receive the Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award!
L to R - William L. Hendrich, MD, MACP, Beth Payne, MAEd, C-TAGME, Michael E. Black, MBA
Beth Payne, MAEd, C-TAGME, Director of Academic Programs in the Education and Training Office has been recognized by Office of the President and the Staff Advisory Council for her outstanding service and dedication as Chair of the Staff Advisory Council and for instituting the Staff Emergency Fund at the UT Health Science Center.
Resident Class of 2015:
Top L to R - Lauren Wood, MD, Becca Susong, MD, Lauren Paniza, MD, Paige Parker, MD, Sonia Matehuala, MD, Julie Fisher, MD, Amanda Scott, DO
Bottom L to R - Melody Perez, MD, Krista Vizuete, MD, Miriam Morrell, DO, Tiffany Molina, MD, Kimberly Fehlis, MD, Audry Nath, MD, Donna Egbulefu, MD, Hilda Loria, MD
It is with great excitement that we announce the 2015 graduates had a 100% ABP General Pediatrics Certifying Exam pass rate!
Congratulations to all of them and thank you to all of the residents, faculty and staff that supported and taught them during their time with us!