Dr. Tyler Hughes, PGY-6

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-5

I was born in Zambia, Africa to a large family. We moved to the U.S. when I was only 9, but I decided to pursue a career in medicine not too long after that as we lost our father. I went to Pennsylvania State University for my undergraduate degree then transferred over to the American University of Antigua for medicine. I spent my time in NYC doing my clinical work and residency before coming to San Antonio to complete a fellowship. I’m lucky my schooling career allowed me to travel a lot. I want to see as many countries as possible. I enjoy cooking and recently took up baking. I’m a major foodie; I’m always looking for the best restaurants in town or any place I may visit. I love dancing, yoga, and finding cool ways to get active.

Research Projects: Trends in Pediatric Gunshot Injuries during COVID pandemic; Pediatric Outcomes After Head Trauma

Dr. Daniela Tenorio Velasquez, PGY-5

I was born and raised in Colombia, South America and attended Medical School 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: Evaluation of the relationship between noise levels and development of delirium in the pediatric ICU

Dr. Belen Bermudez Chicango, PGY-4

I was born and raised in Ecuador, South America. I completed my medical school in Ecuador. After medical school, I practiced for 1 year as a general practitioner at a rural hospital in Ecuador and after that, I came to the USA to complete residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. I just started my PICU fellowship at UT Health SA and so far, I am enjoying it. I have found that the faculty and my co-fellows are very helpful and understanding. What I like about the program is that it is very academic and has a good diversity of patients to learn from. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, meeting new people, and doing outdoor activities like hiking and exploring nature.

Research Projects: To be determined

Dr. Travis Odom, PGY-4