Dr. Nilam J. Soni

Dr. Soni is a Professor of medicine and academic hospitalist at the University of Texas Long School of Medicine in San Antonio and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. He is trained in internal medicine and is an internationally recognized leader in point-of-care ultrasonography. Dr. Soni has collaborated with a broad range of healthcare professionals to develop training curricula in point-of-care ultrasound for different specialties, and he is well known for teaching point-of-care ultrasound nationally and internationally.  He currently leads development of a national point-of-care ultrasound training program for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and his current scholarly work includes evaluating the impact of incorporating point-of-care ultrasound use in the care of veterans. In 2016, he was awarded a VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) grant to evaluate the implementation of point-of-care ultrasound use in the VA healthcare system.  He is the visionary and chief editor of the book, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, that was awarded the 2015 British Medical Association’s President’s Choice Award.


Dr. Kevin C. Proud

Dr. Proud is a Clinical Associate Professor and is a pulmonary and critical care physician who joined the faculty at UT Health San Antonio in 2014.  He previously trained at the University of Michigan in internal medicine and completed his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at University Hospital of Case Western Reserve.  His interests include critical care ultrasound and mechanical ventilation.  He also serves as an associate program director for the internal medicine residency program at UT Health San Antonio.


Dr. Christopher Dayton

Dr. Dayton is a Clinical Associate Professor at UT Health San Antonio. He holds a cross appointment in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical care in the Department of Medicine as well as in the Department of Emergency Medicine. In 2014, he joined the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio.  As a faculty, Dr. Dayton has continued to develop his skills of point of care ultrasound that were introduced in his Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine training. The thorough integration of point of care ultrasound into his practice provides him valuable clinical data for timely bedside decision-making wherever he cares for patients, in the University Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit or in the Emergency Department.


Dr. Robert Nathanson

Dr. Robert Nathanson

Dr. Nathanson is an Associate Professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Medicine, and an academic hospitalist at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.  He serves as director of the medicine procedure service, director of the Advanced Inpatient Medicine Skills Track and leads point-of-care ultrasound education for the medicine residency program.  He also teaches point-of-care ultrasound at numerous regional and national courses.


Dr. Omar Enriquez

Dr. Enriquez is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine, at the University of Texas Health San Antonio.  He is the Medical Director for the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. After several years of practicing hospital medicine in San Antonio, he completed fellowship in critical care at the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio. Upon completing intensivist training, he helped establish the critical care program at Methodist Metropolitan Hospital in San Antonio and soon after returned to University Hospital as medical director. Dr. Enriquez is board certified in both Internal Medicine with Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine as well as Critical Care.


Dr. Marcos I. Restrepo

Dr. Restrepo is an investigator at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Division. He is Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Division and the Associate Program Director of the Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine fellowship program at UT Health San Antonio. He has published more than 220 peer review manuscripts and presented at national and international scientific meetings. He is a member of both pneumonia guidelines sponsored by the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Restrepo is the associate editor for the European Respiratory Journal and Respirology. He is the scientific director of the INSPIRE network that focuses on advancing translational science research to improve health of people affected with respiratory infections.


Dr. Stephanie M. Levine

Dr. Levine is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. She is the Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She is currently the Co-Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Bronchoscopy Laboratory at the University Hospital. Dr. Levine has authored or co-authored over 270 manuscripts, chapters, reviews, editorials, and abstracts, primarily in her major field of interest, lung transplantation. Her other areas of interest include pulmonary and critical care issues in pregnancy and women’s lung health, and eosinophilic lung disorders. Dr. Levine is a Fellow and active member of CHEST (the American College of Chest Physicians) and has held many leadership positions in the organization. She was President and Chair of the CHEST Foundation from 2010-2014 and is currently on the Board of Regents of CHEST. Dr. Levine has been selected to serve as CHEST President for the 2019-2020 term.


Dr. Jay Peters, Division Chief

Dr. Jay Peters

As Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care, he has directed all clinical and basic science research for the Division of Pulmonary Diseases. During the past 15 years, he has worked with both industry and the University in the development of new therapeutic agents and performed both animal and human research to better understand disease states and therapeutic options.  The University has developed state of the art clinical and basic science core research facilities supported by our Clinical Translational Science Award. Utilizing these facilities, he has investigated the role of inhaled therapeutic agents in rodent, primate, and human studies. We have been successful in conducting over 100 clinical studies and have received continuous federal funding for the past 30 years. His current studies are in the areas of NTM, aerosol drug development, pulmonary fibrosis, and obstructive lung disease.


Aminah Garzareck
Manager, Finance & Administration
210-617-5300 ext 15719

Elizabeth Haro
Point-of-Care Ultrasound Research Director

Natalie Smith
Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program Coordinator