Rivard Report: Eight local experts appointed to state’s chronic kidney disease task force

January 17, 2020

Local experts say it’s no surprise that more than one-third of the members of a revitalized statewide task force targeting chronic kidney disease are from San Antonio. The 18-person task force will be chaired by Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, a local transplant surgeon at UT Health San Antonio who previously served as the institution’s president and as […]

Dr. Cigarroa to head state panel on kidney disease

December 23, 2019

Renowned transplant surgeon and former UT System chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., has been appointed chairman of the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force of the state of Texas. Also, Kumar Sharma, M.D., chief of the Division of Nephrology and vice chair of research in the Department of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, was named […]

Noted kidney disease expert joins UT Health, brings major NIH Precision Medicine program

September 5, 2017

Thanks to a California clinician-scientist’s recruitment, UT Health San Antonio is now at the center of a major National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to improve scientific knowledge of kidney disease and revolutionize treatments. The project is bringing several million dollars of research to UT Health over the next five years. Kumar Sharma, M.D., assumed […]