DIVISION OF GENERAL PEDIATRICS

Faculty

Dr. Glen Medellin

Glen Medellin, M.D.
Associate professor of pediatrics and Interim Division Chief
Interim Greehey Distinguished Chair in Palliative Care for Children
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Division of General Pediatrics, Comprehensive Care Clinic
Clerkship Director, Education and Training
210-562-5344

Education:
M.D., UT Medical Branch of Galveston, 1994
B.A., biochemistry and biology, Rice University, 1990

Training:
Internship and residency, pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, 1994-1997

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1997

Recent Projects:
Pediatric Clerkship Curriculum Development
Clinical skills exam revision and development
Curriculum development for general pediatrics continuity clinic

Interests:
Medical Student Education: I am particularly interested in humanism, professionalism, critical thinking and life-long learning skills.

 

Dr. Sandra EhlersSandra Ehlers, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
210-562-5344

Education:
M.D., UT Medical Branch of Galveston, 1991
B.A., Biology, St. Mary's University, 1986

Training:
Residency, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1991 - 1994

Recent Projects:
Co-Author, Children‘s Health Center Teaching Module, Practice Management and Career Planning

 

Dr. D. Michael FouldsD. Michael Foulds, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
210-562-5344

Education:
M.D., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1968

Training:
Residency, Radiology, Pediatrics, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Canada, 1968-1970
Residency, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1971-1973
Fellowship, Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1973-1974

Board certification:
Pediatrics, 1975

 

Dr. Lizette GomezLizette Gomez, M.D.
Associate professor of pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
210-562-5344

Education:
M.D., UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1992
B.S., biology, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1988

Training:
Residency, pediatrics, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1992-95
Internship, pediatrics, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1992-93

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1995

Recent Projects:
Blackboard initiative, General Pediatrics Ambulatory Care Curriculum; Instructor, Children’s Health Center Continuity Clinic; Curriculum development , Continuity Clinic, author of Immunization module

Interests:
Medical Director,  Children’s Health Center Walk-in clinic; Director of Ambulatory Care Rotation, UTHSCSA Pediatric Residency Program; Director of Medical Student Elective, General Pediatrics Ambulatory Care

 

Dr. Elizabeth HansonElizabeth Hanson, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
210-562-5344

Education:
M.D., Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2007
MA, Biology and Biological Sciences,
Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2007
BS, Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2002

Training:
Residency, Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2007-2010
Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA 2010-2011

Board certification:
Pediatrics, 2010

 

Sylvia Leal-Castanon, M.D.
Associate professor of pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
210-562-5344

Education:
M.D., UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1992
B.S., biology, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, 1988

Training:
Residency, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1992-95

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1996

Recent Projects:
Pediatric Health Maintenance Curriculum Module, co-author
Co-director of pediatric resident continuity clinic
Clinical liaison to Medical Legal Assistance for Families (MLAF)
Medical consultant for San Antonio ISD

Interests:
School health

 

Dr. Elizabeth HansonCynthia Lopez, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
210-562-5344

Education:
M.D., UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1997
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1992

Training:
Residency, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1997-2000

Board certification:
Pediatrics, 2002

 

Dr. John C. BrowningRobert S. Sanders, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
210-562-5344

Education:
D.O., Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2005
B.A., Molecular Biology, University of Colorado, 1999

Training:
Residency, Pediatrics, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, 2005 - 2008

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 2008

 

Dr. Perla SoniPerla N. Soni, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
210-562-5344

Education:
M.D., University of Panama, 2001

Training:
Internship, Pediatrics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2005-2006
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, 2006-2008
Chief Resident University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008-2009

Board certification:
Pediatrics, 2008

Interests:
Pediatric Resident Education (Core Faculty, Continuity Clinic)
Breastfeeding and Lactation Consultation

 

Dr. Janet WilliamsJanet F. Williams, M.D.
Professor(tenure) of pediatrics
Distinguished Teaching Professor
SOM - Associate Dean for Faculty and Diversity
Division of General Pediatrics
210-562-5344

Education:
M.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale & Springfield, 1979
B.S., Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1976

Training:
Leadership fellowship, Boston University School of Public Health, 1998-99
Faculty fellowship substance abuse education, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1989-92
Fellowship, general pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1984-86
Residency, pediatrics, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, 1980-82
Internship, pediatrics, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, 1979-80

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1984

Recent Publications:
AAP Committee on Substance Abuse (Williams JF). Alcohol Use by Youth and Adolescents: A Pediatric Concern (Policy Statement) Pediatrics 2010 May;125(5):1078-1087.
DelliFraine JL, Langabeer JR, Williams JF, Gong AK, Delgado R, Gill SL. A Cost Comparison of Baby Friendly and Non-Baby Friendly Hospitals in the U.S., Pediatrics 2011
Williams JF. Adolescent substance abuse and treatment acceptability. J Adolesc Health 2011 Mar;48(3):217-19.
AAP Committee on Substance Abuse (Williams JF). Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Pediatricians. Pediatrics 2011 Nov;128(5):e1330-1340.
Williams JF, Storck M, AAP Committee on Substance Abuse, AAP Committee on Native American Child Health . Clinical Report: Inhalant Abuse Pediatrics 2007 May;119(5):1009-1017.
Williams JF, Kokotailo PK. Abuse of Proprietary (Over-the-Counter) Drugs Adolescent Medicine Clinics 2006 Oct;17(3):733-750.
Lerand SJ, Williams JF. The female athlete triad. Pediatrics In Review 2006 Jan;27:e12-e13.

Interests:
Academic medicine leadership development and Substance abuse education

 

Dr. Pamela WoodPamela Wood, M.D.
Clinical professor of pediatrics
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Division of General Pediatrics
Medical Director, Asthma Education Program
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital
210-562-5344

Education:
M.D., Duke University, 1977
B.S., biology, Stanford University, 1974

Training:
Fellowship, general academic pediatrics, Children's Hopspital of Philadelphia, 1981-83
Residency, pediatrics, University of Virginia Hospitals, 1978-81

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1983 - Meeting the requirements for Maintenance of Certification

Recent Publications:
Peters JI, McKinney JM, Smith B, Wood P, Forkner E, Galbreath AD. Impact of obesity in asthma: evidence from a large prospective disease management study. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2011 Jan;106(1):30-35.
Warman K, Silver EJ, Wood P. Modifiable risk factors for asthma morbidity in Bronx versus other inner-city children J Asthma 2009 Dec;46(10):995-1000.
Wood PR, Hill VL. Practical management of asthma Pediatrics in Review 2009 Oct;30(10):375-385.
Hill VL, Wood PR. Asthma epidemiology, pathophysiology and initial evaluation Pediatrics in Review 2009 Sep;30(9):331-336.
Galbreath AD, Smith B, Wood PR, Inscore S, Forkner E, Vazquez M, Fallot A, Ellis R, Peters JI. Assessing the Value of Disease Management: impact of 2 disease management strategies in an underserved asthma population. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008 Dec;101:599-607.
Shedd AD, Peters JI, Wood PR, Inscore SC, Forkner E, Smith B, Galbreath AD. Impact of Home Enviroment Characteristics on Asthma Quality of Life and Symptom Scores Journal of Asthma 2007 Apr;44(3):183-187.

Mika V, Wood P, Weiss, B.D., Treviño, L.. Ask Me 3: Improving Communication in a Hispanic Pediatric Outpatient Practice American Journal of Health Behavior 2007 Jan
Wood P, Tumiel-Berhalter L, Owen S, Taylor K, Kattan M. Implementation of an asthma intervention in the inner-city Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2006 Jul;97(1supp):S20-S24.

Interests:
Asthma in minority children
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in children with asthma

 

Dr. John C. BrowningWisdeen V. Wu, D.O.
Instructor / Clinical
Division of General Pediatrics
210-562-5344

Education:
D.O.,University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2010
B.A.,Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2006

Training:
Residency, Pediatrics, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX, 2010-2013