Woman beats potentially deadly disease after life-saving suggestion on social media

February 20, 2019

SAN ANTONIO — A local woman nearly lost her battle with a rare lung disease because it had gone undiagnosed. But it was her persistence to get help ultimately saved her life. Angela Michelle Ramos has a new lease on life. She’s working out and getting in shape; something that, until now, was out of […]

First-in-human trial of senolytic drugs encouraging

February 20, 2019

Small pilot study points to feasibility of larger trials in age-related diseases UT Health San Antonio researchers, collaborating with the Mayo Clinic and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, are the first to publish results on the treatment of a deadly age-related disease in human patients with drugs called senolytics. The findings were posted Jan. […]

Research update: New test for pulmonary fibrosis

February 19, 2019

A UT Health San Antonio lung specialist is the first in Texas to use a new genomic test to better and less invasively diagnose a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a serious chronic, progressive and scarring lung disease with an average survival time of less than five years after diagnosis.

Biomarkers in COPD

November 2, 2018

The role of biomarkers in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are still riddled with unknowns, but Antonio R. Anzueto, MD, of UT Health San Antonio, is working to further define their function and role in the disease. Read more online.

Partnership leads to improved lifelong care center

September 2, 2018

“Holly Keyt, MD, who heads the adult CF program, notes that there now are more adults than children surviving with CF in this country — which represents a major shift. “We’re making huge leaps and bounds in terms of survival and improvement of quality of life for people with CF,” says Dr. Keyt, a pulmonologist […]

Faculty member to lead American College of Chest Physicians

April 17, 2018

Stephanie M. Levine, M.D., professor of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, will become only the fifth woman to serve as president of the American College of Chest Physicians in the past 80 years. Dr. Levine is director of the Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program and director of the VA [...]

Congratulations to Dr. Sandra G. Adams for receiving a Physicians Initiated Interprofessional Grant

April 17, 2018

Sandra G. Adams, MD, MS is a Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary/Critical Care Division of UT Health in San Antonio, Texas and Staff Physician at The South Texas Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Adams is an internationally recognized leader and educator in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, and the chronic care model. Dr. Adams received [...]

Certified Physician Assistant at UT Health San Antonio Nationally Recognized

January 3, 2018

Johns Creek, GA, Jan. 3, 2018 –   Ryan Bierle, PA-C, a six-year veteran at UT Health San Antonio, has been nationally recognized for earning a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Bierle was recognized for earning a CAQ in Hospital Medicine, a [...]