ANNOUNCEMENT – Daruka Mahadevan, M.D., Ph.D., appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology

August 20, 2019

  Afte r a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary national search, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Daruka Mahadevan, M.D., Ph.D., as chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine, effective Dec. 1, 2019. Dr. Mahadevan will also lead the Hematology and Medical Oncology service line within the Mays […]


New treatment option shown for heart failure fluid overload

August 16, 2019

Higher doses of spironolactone, a diuretic (water pill), can prevent the need for dialysis in selected heart failure patients, a UT Health San Antonio study found. The aggressive approach relieved fluid overload safely and effectively in patients who were not responding to conventional diuretics.   The findings are in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. […]


High-Dose Spironolactone When Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Are Resistant to Loop Diuretics: A Pilot Study

August 16, 2019

https://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/2738163/high-dose-spironolactone-when-patients-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-resistant  


Medicine Grand Rounds – August

August 7, 2019

Aug 7 “Asthma Mimickers” Maria Velez, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, UTHSA Maria Velez, MD has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose       Aug 14         “POCUS-enhanced Physical Examination Is The Future, And The Future Is Now!” Abhilash Koratala, MD Assistant Professor, Department […]


New treatment option shown for heart failure fluid overload

August 7, 2019

Higher doses of spironolactone, a diuretic (water pill), can prevent the need for dialysis in selected heart failure patients, a UT Health San Antonio study found. The aggressive approach relieved fluid overload safely and effectively in patients who were not responding to conventional diuretics. The findings are in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. UT Health San […]


Circle of Life Awards Honor Innovative Palliative and End-Of-Life Care

July 26, 2019

University Health System Palliative Care Team – San Antonio, Texas The University Health System’s Palliative Care Team is an integrated inpatient and outpatient community-based program serving adults, adolescents, children, geriatrics and perinatal patients across 22 counties. The program makes a particular effort to reach underserved, rural and immigrant patients, guided by a strong population health […]


Medicine Grand Rounds – July

July 15, 2019

  University of Texas Health San Antonio Department of Medicine 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX  78229-3900 Medicine Grand Rounds Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Room 409-410L MED July 2019 July 3 No Grand Rounds     July 10         “A Cancer With A Cure: Treating Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia In […]


New Nephrology Fellows

July 15, 2019

2019-2020 New Nephrology Fellows Welcome Reception   Ali, Mir Tariq MD Arif, Hamza MD Barnett, Sean DO Evans, Jordan MD Patel, Rahul MD Sadeddin, Mohammad MD Singh, Shashank MD  


New hope for kidney disease patients in San Antonio

July 15, 2019

Dr. Brian Reeves, chairman of the Department of Medicine, is quoted in this story.   https://www.expressnews.com/news/healthcare/article/New-hope-for-kidney-disease-patients-in-San-14092644.php   New hope for kidney disease patients in San Antonio   Lauren Caruba and Laura Garcia, July 13, 2019     Pat Hernandez is waiting.   For nearly six years, she has been on the transplant list at University […]


Medicine Grand Rounds

June 20, 2019

  University of Texas Health San Antonio Department of Medicine 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900   Medicine Grand Rounds Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Room 409-410L MED June 2019   June 5 “What’s New In Cutaneous Infection” Ted Rosen, MD Professor & Vice Chair of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, and […]