Fellows & Fellowship Leadership

A message from our leadership

We take great pride in our Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship programs at UT Health San Antonio and are happy that you have taken the time to visit us! Our role is to ensure that your voices are heard, the work is equitable, and that there’s a little bit of fun! We hope you strongly consider our program when you are deciding where to apply. We would love to show you our campus, have you meet our great fellows and faculty, and get the chance to know how you would fit well into our program!

Things you should consider when deciding on where you will complete your Fellowship:

  • Find a well-rounded program that would provide you with excellent training, diverse pathology, and a learning environment that fits your interests.
  • The location of the program should be somewhere that you and your family will enjoy living and where you can find ways to have fun outside of work. San Antonio offers a wide range of individual and family activities, as well as a favorable cost of living.

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Meet our Fellowship Leadership

Chief Allen S. Anderson, M.D.Allen S. Anderson, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Chief, Janey & Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology

Allen S. Anderson, MD, FACC, FAHA is Chief of the Cardiology Division and Professor of Medicine (tenure) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas San Antonio. Formerly, he was the Medical Director of the Center for Heart Failure in the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Medicine and Chief of the Section of Heart Failure and Transplant in the Division of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at Northwestern Medicine. His research interests include the non-invasive assessment of heart failure and cardiac transplant patients, valvular heart disease in heart failure patients and the development of novel therapeutic approaches for advanced heart failure patients.


Dr. Steve C. TsaiSteve C. Tsai, M.D., FACC
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Steve C. Tsai, MD is a practicing Cardiologist at UT Health San Antonio. He graduated from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School in 2002 and has been in practice for 10 years. Dr. Tsai completed his Internal Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in 2005 and his Cardiovascular Diseases fellowship at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School in 2008. At present, Dr. Tsai’s research interests are in heart failure and diastolic function. He has studied instructive techniques in medical education, particularly with electrocardiograms and rhythm analysis.



Dr. Jason PhillipsJason Phillips, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Dr. Jason Phillips, MD is a practicing Cardiologist at UT Health San Antonio. He graduated from Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine in 2011. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency (2014), Chief Resident (2015), and Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (2018) at UT Health San Antonio. Upon graduation, he joined the ranks of Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Faculty at UT Health San Antonio and shortly thereafter, was promoted to Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship.



Dr. Anand PrasadAnand Prasad, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Dr. Prasad graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 2000. He completed Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas. Subsequently, he completed an Interventional Cardiology and an Endovascular Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. He then joined the faculty at UC San Diego, and after three years, moved back to Texas to join the faculty at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio as an Assistant Clinical Professor. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and holds the Freeman Heart Association Endowment in Cardiovascular Disease. He also is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University Health System. He conducts a monthly Vascular Medicine Clinic and is constructing a vascular imaging and venous ablation program at UT Health.


Dr. Robert ChiltonRobert Chilton, M.D., FACC, FACP, FACOI, FAHA
Associate Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

A fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, American College of Osteopathic Internists, and American Heart Association, Dr. Chilton also chairs the Electrophysiology Board Examination for the American Osteopathic Association and presides over the San Antonio chapters of both the Cardiovascular Society and American Heart Association. Dr. Chilton received his Bachelor of Science degree from Philips University, Enid, Ok, and his DO from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA. He completed his internship at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH; his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK; and a Cardiology Fellowship at the Wilford Hall US Air Force Medical Center, San Antonio, TX. Dr. Chilton is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and electrophysiology.


Justine Hernandez, BAJustine Hernandez, BA
Fellowship Program Coordinator

Mrs. Hernandez earned a Bachelor’s in English (2018) from University of Texas of El Paso. In 2018, she moved from El Paso to San Antonio to begin her career in Higher Education and started at UTSA as a Administrate Associate II for two years. Mrs. Hernandez then transferred to UT Health in August 2022 to support of the Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Programs.