Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

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.


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UT Health Science Center to lead regional children’s cancer research group with $3.7 million grant. Pediatric oncologists at the UT Health Science Center will lead a consortium of regional providers in pediatric cancer research trials under a new $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

LINK: HSC News, September 2014

Dr. Gregory Aune

UT Health Science Center pediatric oncologist appointed to national advocacy board. On Friday, the White House held a closed briefing on pediatric cancer for childhood cancer advocates. During the keynote address, NCI Director Dr. Harold Varmus outlined the NCI commitment to pediatric cancer and announced the appointment of Greg Aune, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

LINK: HSC News, September 2014

Dr. Melissa Frei-Jones

Melissa Frei-Jones, MD, MSCI, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and the medical director of the South Texas Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Center has been recognized for her work with UT Kids and new approaches to treating sickle cell disease in children.

The article highlighting Dr. Frei-Jones' efforts appears in the August edition of San Antonio Magazine.

LINK: San Antonio Magazine, August 2014

Dr. Melissa Frei-Jones

Gregory Aune, MD, PhD, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, has dedicated his life to conducting research on the basic science of cardiac disease in pediatric cancer survivors.

A story on Dr. Aunes' research is featured in the online publication of Bio News Texas. Dr. Aune will also be featured in the UT Health Science Center "Stories" web publication.

LINK: Bio News Texas, July 21, 2014


James Lukefahr, MD

Congratulations! James Lukefahr, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director of the Center for Miracles is the recipient of the 2014 Texas Pediatric Society Sidney R. Kaliski Award of Merit in recognition of his many and continuing contributions to the Texas Pediatric Society and the children of Texas. Dr. Lukefahr was presented with this distinguished award at the Texas Pediatric Society annual meeting in Dallas, TX.

LINK: Texas Pediatric Society Awards

Jennifer Clarke, MD

Congratulations! Jennifer Clarke, MD, Child Abuse Fellow won 1st place in Single or Multiple Case Presentation for Fellows in the Texas Pediatric Society's Resident Section Electronic Poster Exhibit Contest at the Texas Pediatric Society annual meeting in Dallas, TX for her poster, Mycotic Aortic Aneurysm with Community-Acquired MRSA in a Healthy Teenager.

LINK: Texas Pediatric Society Awards

Stephanie Bousquet and Dr. Robert Nolan at the School of Medicine Senior Awards Dinner

Stephanie Bousquet receives the 2014 John A. Mangos Award for Excellence in Pediatrics from Dr. Robert Nolan, Jr., Associate Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. The annual award, presented at the Senior Awards Banquet at Oak Hills Country Club on March 27, honors Dr. John A. Mangos, former Chairman of the department.