Current Fellows

Dr. Megan Foster, PGY-6

I grew up in San Antonio and stayed for college and medical school. I did residency at Scott & White in Temple, TX and returned home for fellowship. On my interview day, I appreciated the cohesive feeling among the faculty and fellows along with the value placed on education. I enjoy spending time with my husband, my beautiful baby boy, and my labradoodle. I love exploring the city around me, trying new restaurants, playing volleyball, and watching sports.

Research Projects: Prevention of Nasoenteral Tube Displacement Utilizing a Bridle Apparatus & Development of a Protocol for the Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Effect on Length of ICU Stay.

 

Dr. Tyler Hughes, PGY-5

Originally from Richardson Texas, I have slowly been traveling down I-35.  I attended University of Texas at Austin receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a return to the Dallas Metroplex for training and experience as an EMT-Paramedic.  This was followed by attendance at UT Health San Antonio for Medical School, Pediatric Residency, and Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship.  The collegiality of our program is emphasized from the interview day through graduation and entrance into the workforce as a full-fledged pediatric intensivist.  I could not think of a better program to rely on and be supported by during my training and beyond.  My wife is also a physician, and due to the flexibility and communication our program provides to its fellows, I have been able to maintain a great work-life balance as our careers have progressed.  My interests outside of medicine include exercise, trivia, cooking and leisure reading.

Research Projects: Extracorporeal Organ Support Filter Assessment Emphasizing Oxygenator and Hemodialysis Component Failure. Secondary Analysis of the Bleeding and Thrombosis during ECMO (BATE) Database for Predictive Indicators of Oxygenator Failure.

 

Dr. Twiza Mambwe, PGY-4

 

Dr. Daniela Tenorio Velasquez, PGY-4

I was born and raised in Colombia, South America and attended Medical sSchool at Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira. I traveled to the US in 2015 looking for new experiences and completed Pediatric Residency in Brooklyn, NY.  During my interview at UT Health SA, I liked the hospital, structured fellowship curriculum, and the friendly staff who I found willing to teach, are engaged and committed to new trainees. Now in San Antonio as a bilingual International Medical Graduate, I’m pleased to be part of the PICU team and actively care for critically ill children in a very diverse community. I really enjoy this city and live here with my husband, a wonderful 1 year old baby boy, and my doggie. I love traveling and learning about new cultures, food, and music. I’ve had the opportunity to visit several countries in different continents and I’m really looking forward to visiting some others in the near future.

Research Projects: To be determined