Pediatric Specialties, Sub-specialties, and Divisions
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.

Pediatrics Highlights

Congratulations to our 2017 Presidential Award Recipients!

Distinguished Junior Research Scholar:

  • Andrew D. J. Meyer, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Clinical Excellence Awards:

  • Sylvia Leal-Castañon, MD, Associate Professor/Clinical, Department of Pediatrics – Ambulatory Care, School of Medicine

Employee Excellence Awards:

  • Beth Payne, MAEd, C-TAGME, LSSBB, Director, Academic Programs, Associate Program Director, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine


Dr. Ramamurthy named San Antonio Peace Laureate

Pediatric Residency Graduates Featured on AAP National Conference Video

Rajam Ramamurthy, M.D., emeritus professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has been named the 2017 San Antonio Peace Laureate. She was initiated as the laureate at the 11th Annual Blessing of the Peacemakers event Feb. 5, at the Whitley Center. Read more


The Department of Pediatrics would like to congratulate distinguished alumni, Leah Jacobson, M.D., on her installation as the 2017 President of the Bexar County Medical Society.

Pediatric Residency Graduates Featured on AAP National Conference Video For a message from the president click here.


Lizette Gomez, MD and the Peds Clinic Team Celebrate Reach Out and Read

Pediatric Residency Graduates Featured on AAP National Conference Video

Lizette Gomez, MD and clinic staff dress the part for Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read, a program that distributes books to children in the University Hospital System was once again hosted by Dr. Gomez, clinic physicians, nurses, and staff who dressed as their favorite literary characters for the annual book drive!

LINK: Reach Out and Read

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Passport 2017 Announced in the School of Medicine

School Of Medicine Passport Event 2017

The School of Medicine’s Research and Graduate Medical Education offices are co-sponsoring a research, quality improvement, and patient safety poster day to highlight the work of our medical students, residents, and fellows. Call for posters will open in February.
Save the date – we hope to see you there!

PDF: Save the Date