Kids, the doctor will see you now

Students 6-18 to meet UT Health physicians on Doctors’ Day

WHAT: On National Doctors’ Day, the doctor is in — and it’s show-and-tell time at area schools! Physicians from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (now called UT Health San Antonio) will make house calls to the schools to share what attracted them to medicine. Students 6-18 will interact with more than two dozen physicians who care for patients of the UT Health San Antonio physician practice.

WHEN: National Doctors’ Day, Thursday, March 30, throughout the day.

WHERE: Area high schools, middle schools and elementary schools

WHO: School of Medicine faculty speakers from a wide range of specialties, including emergency medicine, endocrinology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, primary care, psychiatry, radiation oncology, radiology, surgery and urology.

NOTES: Possibilities for media coverage include:

—–Ronald Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., professor of urology and interim dean of the School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, will speak at 10:30 a.m. at McCollum High School (500 W. Formosa Blvd., San Antonio 78221). Dean Rodriguez is a highly experienced urologic surgeon with expertise in urologic oncology, primarily focusing on prostate and kidney cancer. As a physician-scientist, he also conducts research. Coming from his San Antonio roots (he spent some time as a student at McCollum), Dr. Rodriguez earned a bachelor’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Ph.D. and medical degrees from Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He stayed at Johns Hopkins on the faculty for 13 years before returning to San Antonio and UT Health San Antonio in 2013. Students at McCollum have much to learn from this esteemed visitor paying them a house call on Doctors’ Day.

Read more about Dr. Rodriguez’s visit to McCollum High School.

—–Bruce Adams, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Health, will speak at 9 a.m. at Health Careers High School, 4646 Hamilton Wolfe (78229).

—–M. Rosina Finley, M.D., a geriatrics physician and professor of family and community medicine with UT Health, will speak at 12:15 p.m. at Krueger Middle School, 438 Lanark (78218).

—–Cynthia Castillo, M.D., a primary care physician on the UT Health faculty, will speak at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Cross of San Antonio, 426 N. San Felipe (78228).

—–Christian Stallworth, M.D., a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist on the faculty, will speak at 1:30 p.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica (78212).

Media contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu



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