A Message From Our Chief Residents
We take great pride in our Internal Medicine Residency program at UT Health San Antonio, and we are happy that you have taken the time to consider us! As chiefs, we support and advocate for our residents in order to make their experience here enjoyable, educational, and enlightening.
Over half of our residents go into fellowships, and the rest pursue positions in both hospital medicine and primary care. Our residency works closely with medicine sub-specialties fostering relationships and allowing our residents to pursue research and special electives in their field of interest. In addition to having outstanding fellowships in every major sub-specialty, our program has unique tracks designed for those interested in hospital medicine and primary care. At UT Health San Antonio, you will find a well-rounded program that will provide you with excellent training, diverse pathology, and a customizable learning environment to prepare you for your future career.
San Antonio is a wonderful city with a warm and friendly culture, full of outdoor adventures, and great for families. We are glad you are considering our program. We look forward to getting to know you!
Libia, Mustafa, Annabelle, Marshall, and Lucy
Meet The Chiefs:
Medical School: Midwestern University-Arizona College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Medical School: McGovern Medical School at UT Health Science Center at Houston
Undergraduate: Baylor University
Hometown: Arlington, TX
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
Hometown: Houston, TX
Medical School: AlMustansiriyah College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq
Medical School: Warwick Medical School, United Kingdom
Undergraduate: Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Hometown: Paris, France
Meet our Residency Leadership
Brian W. Reeves, M.D.
Dr. Reeves is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College where he completed his Internal Medicine Residency and served as Chief Resident. He completed his Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has held faculty positions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Penn State College of Medicine, where he was Chief of Nephrology for 16 years. He joined UT Health San Antonio in 2016 as Chair of Medicine and holds the Dan F. Parman Distinguished Chair and the Marvin Forland Endowed Chair.
Patricia I. Wathen, M.D.
Dr. Wathen received her AB degree in Biology Cum Laude from Harvard University, and her MD degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her Family Practice Residency at the Duke/FAHEC Family Medicine Program and her Internal Medicine Residency at UT Health San Antonio. She has been a member of the Division of General Medicine at UT Health San Antonio since 1993. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the University of Texas Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, multiple Teacher-of-the-Year Awards, and the Southern Society of General Medicine Clinician-Educator Award. She has won the Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award by vote of the Internal Medicine Residents 8 times, and was awarded the Lifetime Clinical Teaching Award from the Department of Medicine. Dr. Wathen’s teaching and clinical interests include simulation, procedure training, patient safety/QI, motivational interviewing, and women’s health. She is currently the Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio.
Jane O’Rorke, M.D.
Dr. O’Rorke received her BA with high honors from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA and attended The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. After completing her Internship and Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) she served as Chief Resident of the program. She went on to complete a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She has won numerous teaching awards including Southern Society of General Internal Medicine Clinician Educator-of-the-Year Award and Outstanding Teacher-of-the-Year Award for the Division of General Internal Medicine, and the University of Texas Presidential Teaching Excellence Award. She is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine.
Kate Lathrop, M.D.
Dr. Lathrop graduated with a BA in Biology from Colorado College and as a San Antonio native returned to San Antonio for medical school at the UT Health Long School of Medicine. She then continued her training at UT Health San Antonio in their Internal Medicine Residency program and was selected as a Chief Resident. After completing her chief residency year, she transitioned to her fellowship training in Hematology and Medical Oncology. She served as a chief fellow and joined the division as a Breast Medical Oncologist and Associate Program Director for the Heme Onc Fellowship. She is now the Program director for the Heme Onc Fellowship and an Associated Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency program with an emphasis in resident scholarship. Dr. Lathrop has a clinical focus in early phase translational research in triple negative breast cancer and is active as a clinical researcher at the Mays Cancer Center which is an NCI designated cancer center. She also services as the director for education for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium which is the worlds largest breast oncology conference.
Kevin Proud, M.D.
Dr. Proud earned his Bachelor of Science from Indiana University in Bloomington, before completing medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Michigan and completed a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University Hospitals of Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. He joined the faculty at UT Health San Antonio in 2014 as an Assistant Professor, and accepted the role of Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency program in August 2019. His main areas of focus include intensive care medicine, mechanical ventilation, and point-of-care ultrasound.
Emily Wang, M.D.
Dr. Wang graduated with a BA in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She returned to Texas for medical school and Internal Medicine Residency at the UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine and finished in 2003. She practiced as private practice hospitalist in the Austin, Texas area and then returned to UT Heath San Antonio in 2008. She joined the Internal Medicine Residency clinic at Audie Murphy VA Hospital and transitioned back to hospital medicine with her primary hospital practice at the VA. Her areas of interest include perioperative medicine, medicine consultation/co-management and hospitalists and their role of triaging inpatient admissions and patient flow. She currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine.
Ambili Ramachandran, M.D.
Dr. Ramachandran is an Assistant Professor / Clinical for UT Health San Antonio in the Division of General Medicine since 2017. Dr. Ramachandran serves as Co-Medical Director of the General Medicine Clinic at Robert B. Green campus of University Health System. She received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in 2009 and completed her residency in internal Medicine at Emory University in 2012. She completed a second residency in preventive medicine and an academic fellowship in general medicine at Boston University. Dr. Ramachandran is a clinician-educator focusing on graduate medical education in the ambulatory primary care setting.
Kristen Glass, M.D.
Kristen R. Glass is an Associate Professor / Clinical for UT Health San Antonio in the Division of General Medicine since 2018. Dr. Glass serves as the Section Chief for the Academic Medicine group located at Audie L. Murphy Hospital. She received her M.D. from Creighton University School of Medicine in 2004 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium/ Wilford Hall, Lackland AFB program in 2007. She served thirteen years in the United States Air Force where she served in numerous roles to include Medical Director of large outpatient Internal Medicine Clinic and Associate Program Director for large Internal Medicine Residency program. Dr. Glass is a clinician-educator focusing on graduate medical education in the ambulatory primary care setting.