The UT Health San Antonio offers a two-year Transfusion Medicine Fellowship that is fully accredited by the ACGME. Training includes specialized coursework in foundational CI as well as healthcare analytics, cybersecurity, and data science, as well as elective learning opportunities such as medical applications of machine learning/artificial intelligence, population/community health, bioinformatics, sensor data/internet of things, and healthcare business intelligence). The fellowship typically accepts one trainee per academic year with a structured curriculum and dedicated teaching staff.
Each fellow will actively participate in healthcare analytics and process improvement projects with selected CI faculty mentors. These projects enable fellows to analyze data from different large data sources (clinical, operational, financial, community, etc.). In addition, projects provide an environment for fellows to lead and carry out effective healthcare analytics and process improvements. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in CI research activities leading to publication of manuscripts and/or presentation of research findings at professional meetings. Fellows with pathology specialty training will maintain clinical skills though another pathology subspecialty program, such as transfusion medicine, at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA).
The program includes collaborative faculty from multiple clinical departments at UT Health San Antonio and University Health System (UHS). In addition, the program includes outside faculty with considerable experience in data science, applied analytics, predictive modeling, and machine learning/artificial intelligence, based at: 1) the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), 2) the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), a large non-profit engineering center, and 3) Health Access San Antonio (HASA), a large multi-regional health information exchange.
Requirements: Completion of ACGME accredited residency with board eligibility or certification.
Number of positions: One
Stipends: Commensurate with level of training
Brad Brimhall, MD, MPH (Pathology) Program Director
David Chambers, MS (SwRI Intelligent Systems Division)
Marjorie David, MD (Pathology)
Leslie Greebon, MD (Pathology)
Max Kilger, PhD (UTSA Data Security/Data Analytics)
Edward Medina, MD, PhD (Pathology)
Paula Shireman, MD, MBA (Surgery)
Philip Beckett, PhD (CEO HASA)
John Daniels, DO, JD, MPH (Pathology)
Liem Du, MD (Internal Medicine)
Russell Higgins, MD (Pathology)
Philip LoVerde, PhD (Biochemistry/Pathology)
Frank Rosinia, MD (Anesthesiology)
Michael Shoffeitt, MD (Internal Medicine)
Send inquiries to:
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive MC 7750
San Antonio, TX 78229