DIVISION OF INPATIENT PEDIATRICS

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Faculty

Dr. Kelsey SherburneKelsey Sherburne, MD
Associate Professor
Division Chief, Inpatient Pediatrics

Biography

Dr. Kelsey Sherburne is a Colorado native who moved to San Antonio for pediatric residency training in 2006. She joined the UT Health San Antonio faculty in 2009 when the Division of Inpatient Pediatrics was in its infancy and has enjoyed promoting its growth into a robust team of dedicated physicans who cover multiple services, widely serving the children of San Antonio.

Dr. Sherburne supports division members in their endeavors in undergraduate and graduate medical education, curriculum building, and research. Her overall mission is to promote the inpatient pediatric presence within UHS and encourage balance within the division between clinical and educational goals. She is devoted to improving multidisciplinary clinical operations, process improvement, and resident education, and was voted a Core Faculty member for UT Pediatric Residency. In her “down time”, she spends time with her husband, who is a high school math teacher, and her five children. Most weekends, if not in the hospital, she can be found cheering on her children on a soccer field or at a gymnastics meet.

Education

Undergraduate
Doane College, Crete, NE (2002)

Medical School
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (2006)

Post-graduate
Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course Graduate, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX (2011)

Scholarly Interests

  • Maternal-infant anticipatory guidance
  • Breastfeeding education, awareness, and promotion
  • Improving maternal-infant couplet care
  • Health literacy in inpatient medicine
  • Process improvement to facilitate early and safe discharge

Presentations

Life Balance for Women in Medicine: Interactive Panel Discussion, AMWA Chapter Meeting, American Medical Women's Association, San Antonio, TX. August 2015.

Late Onset GBS Case Presentation: Pediatric Morbidity and Mortality Review, UTHSCSA Pediatric Residency Program, San Antonio, TX. January 2011.

Improved Variance Reporting: Quality Improvement Outcome, Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course Graduation, Section 5, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX. September 2010.

Maternal Human Milk vs. Donor Human Milk: An In-vitro Study on Cytokine Production and Lactoferrin Levels, 2008 Southern Society of Pediatric Research. January 2008.

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 Best Resident Advocate: Resident-Selected Honor


 

Michelle Arandes Matthews, MDMichelle Arandes Matthews, MD
Professor
Pediatric Residency Program Director
Vice Chairperson Pediatrics

Biography

Special interests in family-centered, evidence-based care, quality and process improvement in the clinical setting and education across the medical training continuum.

Education

Undergraduate
University of Texas at Austin, TX (1994)

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX (1998)

Post-graduate
Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course Graduate, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX (2009)

Scholarly Interests

  • QI clinical initiatives and educational curriculum
  • Multidisciplinary, Interprofessional Collaboratives
  • Medical education across the continnum from Undergraduate through GME

Presentations

“Can You Hear Me Now? Best Practices for Learning and Teaching Feedback Techniques”

  • Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds: UT Health, San Antonio, TX. Co-presenter. Oct 2018.
  • Mini Course- Extended Workshop: ACGME Annual Educational Conference, National Harbor, MD. Co-Presenter. Feb 2016.

“Aligning Standards in the UME and GME Learning Environments: Innovations in Sharing the Sandbox”

  • Workshop: SGEA- Southern Group Educators, SGEA, Austin, TX. Co-Presenter, April 2016.
  • Workshop: Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Balitmore, MD. Co-Presenter. 2016.
  • TBL-format Workshop: Pediatric Educational Excellence Across the Continuum, PEEAC, Atlanta, GA. Co-Presenter. Sept 2015.

“Pediatric Buddy Program: Opportunity for Quality Improvement and Positive Collaborative Relationship Building thorugh Nurse-Intern Educational Partnership”

  • Assoc of Pediatric Program Directors Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Poster. Co-Author. March 2016.
  • Platform Oral Presentation of Abstract: Innovations in Health Science Education Annual Meeeting, University of Texas System, Austin, TX. Co-Presenter. Feb 2016.
  • Annual Educational Conference, ACGME, National Harbor, MD. Poster presentation. Co-Author. Feb 2016.

“Pediatric Buddy Program As a Method For Creating a Positive Cultural Shift”

  • 2015 Summer Institute "Engaging Patients & Professionals to Advance Clinical Excellence", University of Texas System, San Antonio, TX. Poster presentation. Co-Author. Aug 2015.
  • Annual Fiesta of Education: A Celebration of Educational Innovation and the Scholarship of Teaching, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX. Poster presentation. Co-Author. May 2015

Pediatric Buddy Pilot Program, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Department Pediatrics,UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX (Co-Presenter 06/2015)

Keeping Kids Safe-TeamSTEPPS Essentials I” and “Keeping Kids Safe-TeamSTEPPS Essentials II, Grand Rounds Department of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics,UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX (Co-Presenter 05/2015)

Workshop: Go For the Gold! Enhancing your QI program with the QI Olympics, APPD Annual Spring Meeting 2015, Pediatric GME, Association of Pediatric Program Directors, Orlando, FL (Co-Presenter 05/2015)

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Best Resident Advocate: Resident-Selected Honor
  • 2015 San Antonio Business Journal Healthcare Hero Award for Education
  • Induction to Academy of Master Teachers UTHSCSA, 2014
  • University of Texas 2013 Presidential Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2013 Best Resident Advocate Award: Resident-Selected Honor
  • 2012 Most Supportive Faculty: Resident-Selected Honor
  • 2010 Most Outstanding Inpatient Attending: Resident-Selected Honor 


 

Mandie Alice Tibball Svatek, MDMandie Alice Tibball Svatek, MD
Associate Professor
Chair, South Texas Asthma Coalition
Leader, Asthma Coalition for the Community Team at University Hospital

Biography

Dr. Mandie Tibball Svatek is a native of San Antonio and graduated from Texas A&M University in which she competed in swimming on the Division I level. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Galveston Branch and her pediatric residency was completed at UT Southwestern Children’s in Dallas. As a Pediatric Hospitalist, she stayed on as faculty at UT Southwestern for two years then UT Houston Memorial Hermann for an additional three years while her husband, who is also a UT Health Academician, completed his fellowship in Urologic Oncology at MD Anderson. She returned to San Antonio in 2010 to continue her venture in academic medicine. Her focus is on pedicatric asthma care, resident quality improvement, and medical student education.

Most recently, with the San Antonio Metro Health District, she was awarded $751,000 to be the prinicipal investigator of a community asthma initative for a pilot home care program for high risk children with asthma. She is also the Chair of the South Texas Asthma Coalition and is a Board Member of Voices for Children – two organizations that advocate on behalf of children. Over the past three years, she has led an interactive longintudinal curriculum for residents that includes team development of quality improvement projects. She also leads in a community linked asthma program with University Hospital (UH) for more streamlined care for children with asthma that present to the outpatient, ED or inpatient service. She has contributed to developing pediatric protocols and maintains a close relationship with UH informatics in improving the EMR for physician documentation and order development. She continues to serve as a small group facilitator and contributor in medical school curriculum. Her vision is to improve care for children with asthma across the community of San Antonio.

Education

Undergraduate
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (1997)

Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2002)

Residency
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX (2005)

Post-graduate
Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course Graduate, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX (2011)

Scholarly Interests

  • Curriculum development & Hospital Protocols
  • Quality Improvement for Resident Leaders
  • Community Asthma Home Care Initiative

Publications

Svatek MT. Lymphadenitis and Lymphangitis, In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. e-Essential Evidence. 1st ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. 2010. https://www.essentialevidenceplus.com

Presentations

Medication Safety and Errors. UT System Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Conference. UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX. 2013.

Honors & Awards

  • UHS Asthma Coalition for the Community Leader
  • 2018 Resident Award for Best Rounding: Resident-Selected Honor
  • 2015 Resident Award for Best Rounding: Resident-Selected Honor
  • 2011 Resident Teaching Award: Resident-Selected Honor
  • 2010 Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award


 

Stephanie Reeves. DOStephanie Reeves. DO
Associate Professor
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Member, University Hospital Procedural Sedation Committee

Biography

Dr. Stephanie Reeves is a native Texan, originally from the Gulf Goast area. Realizing she wanted to be a pediatrician at a young age, she graduated from the University of North Texas and immediately entered medical school. She came to San Antonio in 2006 for residency training and fell in love with the city.

She joined the UTHSA faculty as Chief of Residents in 2009 and has continued her commitment to teaching and mentoring learners. Currently serving as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs she has expanded her role within the UT Health Long School of Medicine reaching learners across the continuum of medical education. She is an active pediatric hospitalist with roles in the inpatient unit, newborn nursery and sedation service. She is actively engaged in teaching pre-clinical and clinical medical students as well as pediatric residents and was selected as Core Faculty for the UT Pediatric Residency Program. During her free time, she enjoys exploring the surrounding Hill Country with her family, cooking new recipes and taking Zumba classes.

Education

Undergraduate
University of North Texas, Denton, TX (2002)

Medical School
University of North Texas HSC, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX (2006)

Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (2009)

Post-graduate
Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course Graduate, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX (2011)

Scholarly Interests

  • Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Remediation in Medical School
  • Quality Improvement

Presentations & Workshops

Clinical Skills Remediation Program, Joint SGEA/SGSA/SOSR Meeting, Southern Group on Educational Affairs, Charlottesville, VA. 2017.

Remediation Strategies in Clinical Skills Workshop. Innovations in Health Science Education Annual Conference, The University of Texas System Kenneth Shine MD Academy of Health Science Education, Austin, TX. 2017.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Preserving the Infant-Maternal Bond. American Medical Women's Association 101st Annual Meeting, Clinical Hot Topics, America Medical Women's Association. Miami, FL. 2016.

Improving the Care of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Innovations in Health Science Education Annual Conference, UT System Kenneth Shine MD Academy of Health Science Education. Austin, TX. 2016.

Improving Resident's Patient Handoffs. UT System Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Conference, Pediatrics, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX. 2011.

Honors & Awards

  • UTHSCSA Faculty Representative for Fiesta River Parade Float, 2018
  • 2017 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
  • 2017 Most Supportive Faculty: Resident-Selected Honor  


 

Jon Courand, MDJon Courand, MD
Professor
Vice Chair of Education and Training
Member, Graduate Medical Education Executive Committee
Director, Resident and Fellow Wellness Programs for the Office of GME
Medical Director, Pediatric Inpatient Services, University Hospital Sky Tower

Biography

Dr. Jon Courand served as pediatric residency director for the UT Pediatric Residency Program and now serves as Vice Chair for Education and Training. He divides his time between Pediatrics and the Office of Graduate Medical Education where he oversees all resident and fellow Wellness Programs for the Institution. He is actively involved with physician wellness on a local, state and national level. He is currently medical director for Pediatric Inpatient Services for University Health System. He is actively involved with the Healer’s Art Program in the Medical School.

Education

Undergraduate
Texas A&M Biochemistry with Honors, College Station, TX (1986)

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (1990)

Residency
Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (1993)
Chief of Residents, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (1994)

Fellowship
Critical Care Medicine, Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (1998)

Publications

GME Action Learning Project: The Wellness Bistro Promotes Engagement between Program Directors and Trainees in Development of their Wellness Curricula. Poster - AAMC Group on Resident Affairs National Meeting in Orlando, Florida. May 2018

Feist, Joe Michael. Dear Doctor, Get well soon. The specter of physician burnout, depression and suicide leads to change in training future doctors. Mission 2018 Feb; 44(1) – Interviewed for Article.

Courand J. Approaching Wellness, understanding the challenges and finding solutions to the crisis in physician well-being. San Antonio Medicine 2017 Apr; 79(4):14-17

Courand J, Kosub K, Matthews T. Mission Magazine UT Health San Antonio Article on Burnout and Solutions. Fall/Winter 2017.

Hanson E, Von Stultz J, Parra J, Garcia R, Courand J. Creating a resident education experience in juvenile justice; a partnership between UTHSCSA and the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department. Poster at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting Washington, D.C. May 2013.

Presentations & Workshops

Taming Burnout. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, UT Health, San Antonio, TX. Presenter. October 2017.

Flourishing in Challenging Times. Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, UT Health, San Antonio, TX. Presenter. January 2018.

Transcending Burnout. Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds, UT Health, San Antonio, TX. Presenter. July 2018.

Resident and Fellow Wellness, Approaches and Solutions. Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, UT Health, San Antonio, TX. Presenter. October 2018.

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Best Faculty Rounds: Resident-Selected Honor
  • 2013 Best Advocate for Residents: Resident-Selected Honor
  • 1999 Best Inpatient Attending: Resident-Selected Honor


 

Dina Tom, MD, MSDina Tom, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Associate Clerkship Director for Pediatrics
Faculty Chair, Pediatrics Residency Wellness Committee
Member, Medical School Admissions Subcommittee

Biography

Dr. Dina Tom is a native of the Texas Hill Country and the first person in her family to graduate college. After earning her bachelor’s degree from UT Austin, Dr. Tom worked in biopharmaceutical research, publishing forty-one patents of biological intellectual property relating to genetic markers in animal studies. She went on to attend the University of Texas Health Science Center for medical school, and was awarded the Joe & Teresa Lozano-Long Presidential Scholarship for her dedication to providing medical care to underserved children.

Dr. Tom completed her residency in pediatrics at UT Health and joined the division of inpatient pediatrics in 2013. Her commitment to education and research led Dr. Tom to complete a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. She is a regular teaching faculty in the Long School of Medicine and the Associate Clerkship Director for Pediatrics. She is a resident advisor, research mentor, and has special interests in resident and faculty wellness, with a focus on time-management. Dr. Tom enjoys finding balance outside of work with her husband, a local attorney, and her two young children.

Education

Undergraduate
University of Texas at Austin, TX (2004)

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (2010)

Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (2013)

Post-graduate
Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course Graduate, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX (2015)
M.S. Clinical Investigation, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (2016)

Scholarly Interests

  • Shared Decision-Making
  • Health Literacy in inpatient Medicine
  • Physician Wellness and Time-management

Publications

Tom DM, Aquino C, Arredondo A, Foster BA. Parent Preferences for Shared Decision-Making in Acute versus Chronic Illness. Hospital Pediatrics, Sept 2017, hpeds.2017-0049; DOI: 10.1542/hpeds.2017-0049.

Foster BA, Tom D, Hill V. Hypotonic versus Isotonic Fluids in Hospitalized Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Pediatrics 2014 Feb. DOI: 10.1016/j.peds.2014.01.040.

Tom DM, Hill V. High-Flow Nasal Cannula Use in Hospitalized Children, Poster Session at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, New Orleans, LA. August 2013.

Workshops & Presentations

Time Management: Work-Life Integration. UT Health Lunch & Learn Workshop, San Antonio, TX. February 2018.

Shared Decision-Making: It’s Not What You Think.

  • Department of OB/Gyn Grand Rounds, UT Health, San Antonio, TX. September 2017.
  • Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, UT Health, San Antonio, TX. August 2017.

Family-Centered Rounds in a Pediatric Inpatient Unit. UT System Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Conference, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX. Co-Presenter. January 2015.

Pediatric Point-of-care Ultrasound 2-day Workshop: Essential Applications for Pediatric Hospitalists. Pediatric Hospital Medicine National Conference, San Antonio, TX. July 2015.

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 Best Resident Advocate: Resident-Selected Honor
  • UTHSCSA Faculty Representative for Fiesta River Parade Float, 2016
  • UTHSCSA Our Story: For the love of teaching. Online faculty personal profile: http://www.uthscsa.edu/stories/pediatrician-ut-school-of-medicine - June 2015
  • 2010 Best Intern Award: Faculty-Selected Honor
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), Marvin Forland MD Chapter, 2007
  • 2006 Joe R. & Teresa Lozano-Long Presidential Scholar


 

Jeremy Perlman, MDJeremy Perlman, MD
Assistant Professor
Clinical Skills Core Faculty Facilitator
Director of Medical Student Education, UH Newborn Nursery

Biography

Dr. Jeremy Perlman is a native New Yorker. Following college and a year of computer programing in a neurophysiology lab in New York, Dr. Perlman completed medical school and residency in California. He worked for 6 years in Los Angeles as a neonatal and pediatric hospitalist and assistant professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine before moving to Texas. He has done volunteer medical work in Peru, Mexico, and India.

Since joining UT Health, Dr. Perlman has been a regular teaching faculty in the Long School of Medicine. His roles include weekly preclinical synthesis small group facilitator, core clinical skills teaching faculty, and lecturer. He is also director of medical student education in the newborn nursery. His interests include protocol development, quality improvement, resident and student education, and information technology as a means to improve patient care.

Education

Undergraduate
Physics and European Studies, Amherst College, MA (1997)

Medical School
University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, CA (2004)

Residency
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CA (2007)

Post-graduate
Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course Graduate, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX (2015)

Scholarly Interests

  • Rounding efficiency
  • Family-centered care

Publications

Sims ME and Perlman JS, Eds. Olive view-UCLA Medical Center: NICU and Normal Nursery Guidelines. Sylmar, CA. Jan 2009.

Perlman JS, Pletcher SD, Schmidt BL, Eisele DW. Pathology quiz case 2. Giant cell lesion (brown tumor) of the mandible, associated with primary hyperparathyroidism. Arch Otolary Head Neck Surg. Jun;130(6):791,793-4. 2004.

Perlman JS. Seeing the World Aright: Ludwig Wittgenstein's Moral Views in the Context of their Viennese Roots. Honors thesis, Amherst College Robert Frost Library collection. May 1997.

Presentations

Timing and Templates: How We Went from Deficient to Efficient on the Pediatric Wards. UTHSCSA Passport Poster Day, Basic & Clinical Research, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety. Resident team mentor. April 2018.

Family-Centered Rounds in a Pediatric Inpatient Unit. UT System Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Conference, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX. Co-Presenter. January 2015.

Patient and Family-Centered Care, Family-Centered Rounding & Improving Quality. Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, UT Health, San Antonio, TX. July 2014.

Ambiguous Genitalia and Sex Determination. Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, CA. Co-Presenter. September 2009.

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 Cedars-Sinai Circle of Friends Patient-Family Recognition Honoree
  • 2011 Standing Ovation Award for Quality Service from Cedars-Sinai President and CEO
  • 2004 Rainer International Health Travel Award (Mulago Foundation) for public health work in Peru
  • John W. Simpson Fellowship for Medical Study, 2000-2003


 

Heather Gardner, DOHeather Gardner, DO
Clinical Instructor

Biography

Dr. Heather Gardner is a native of San Antonio and a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo. She returned home for Pediatrics residency to be close to family, and was asked to join the UT Health faculty in 2018 as a pediatric hospitalist. Her interests include resident and medical student education, evidence-based practice, development and implementation of board review curriculum as well as quality improvement.

Education

Undergraduate
State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)

Medical School
Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN (2015)

Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (2018)

Scholarly Interests

  • Quality improvement
  • Resident curriculum
  • Hospital-based protocols

Presentations

Sternal Wound Infection Prevention (SWIP) Project for Delayed Sternal Closure. UTHSCSA Passport Poster Day, Basic & Clinical Research, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety. San Antonio, TX. April 2018.

Impact of Resident Directed Morning Report on Resident Satisfaction. UTHSCSA Passport Poster Day, Basic & Clinical Research, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety. San Antonio, TX. April 2018.

Establishing and implementing bronchiolitis and pneumonia educational materials (Video and Handout) for patients and families. UTHSCSA Passport Poster Day, Basic & Clinical Research, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety. April 2017.

Improving Service Based Actions Amongst Learners in the Acute & Intermediate Care Setting. UTHSCSA Passport Poster Day, Basic & Clinical Research, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety. April 2016.

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 Best Intern Award: Faculty-Selected Award
  • 2016 Best Teaching Resident: Resident-Selected Award
  • 2017 Best Second Year Resident: Faculty-Selected Award


 

Khaly Vu, MDKhaly Vu, MD
Clinical Instructor

Biography

Dr. Khaly Vu recently joined UT Health Science Center San Antonio as a Clinical Instructor for the Inpatient Pediatrics Division in August 2018. Before joining, she has worked at 4 hospitals throughout Texas as a pediatric hospitalist. She worked as a nocturnist at Covenant Children’s Hospital in Lubbock, TX until June 2018.

Dr. Vu was born in Louisiana, went to kindergarten in Kansas, but was raised in Garden Grove, California. She attended undergraduate at University of California, Irvine an majored in Biological Sciences. She then was a part of the Global Scholars Program in Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK and graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2012. She completed her Pediatrics Residency at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY in 2015.

Her interests include global health (with the ultimate goal to establish program rotation sites abroad), use of technology to provide effective and efficient communication among healthcare professionals and patients and their family members, compassionate patient care, residency and medical student education, and resource allocation in healthcare.

Education

Undergraduate
University of California, Irvine, CA (2005)

Medical School
St. George University School of Medicine, West Indies, Granada (2012)

Residency
State University New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (2015)

Scholarly Interests

  • Global Health
  • Resource Allocation
  • Technology-based communication between healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes

Honors & Awards

  • “Faculty most likely to provide service with a smile,” 2005
  • “Resident most likely to be giggling,” 2012


 

Woodson Scott Jones, MDWoodson Scott Jones, MD
Professor
Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official for Long School of Medicine

Biography

Dr. Woodson "Scott" Jones is a graduate of Baylor University and received his medical degree at University of Texas Medical Branch, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed Pediatric Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 1993. He recently joined the faculty at UT Health as the Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official in the Long School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Jones served as the Dean, DIO, and CEO of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium.

Dr. Jones' honors include multiple research, clinical and teaching awards, to include the William P. Clement, Jr. Award for Excellence in Education, awarded to "the uniformed faculty educator who exemplifies the principles of excellence in education by personal example and performance" from the USU Class of 2006. In 2012, he was selected as an honorary member of the Order of Military Medical Merit for his contributions to the U.S. Army Medical Department. Dr. Jones' has authored 100-plus published articles, book chapters, abstracts, and national/international presentations, primarily in medical education. While in the Air Force, he was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal, the Joint Service and Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service and Air Force Achievement Medals, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Afghanistan, NATO Medal Operations to the former Yugoslavia, and an Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

Education

Undergraduate
Baylor University, Waco, Texas (1986)

Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (1990)

Residency
Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas (1993)

Post-graduate
Chief Resident, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio (1994)
Stanford Faculty Development Program (2001)
AAMC GME Leadership Course (2011)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety (2017)

Scholarly Interests

  • Educational Outcomes
  • Health System Sciences

Publications
http://uthscsa.edu/gme/

Honors & Awards

  • http://uthscsa.edu/gme/
  • William P. Clement, Jr. Award for Excellence in Education, 2006
  • Honorary member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, U.S. Army Medical Department, 2012