Message From the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, was established as a specialty in the United States in 1938. The UT Health San Antonio department was founded in 1969 and I could not be prouder to serve as Chair of this department with a longstanding history of excellence in training leaders in the field, providing quality and evidence-based care, and producing impactful research.
We currently have 32 trainees in our 4-year categorical program, one of the largest in the country. We have 20+ faculty who are the essential medical experts in value-based evaluation, diagnosis, and management of neuromusculoskeletal and disabling conditions. We also have an orthotic and prosthetic department and clinic within UT Health Physicians practice.
Our teaching hospitals include University Hospital, a state-of-the art tertiary care center that is responsible for both adult and pediatric level 1 trauma for all of South Texas, and the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital, which has one of the five Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers in the nation.
My desired goal as Chair is to foster a culture of professionalism and inclusion that will empower faculty and trainees to work toward continuous improvement in clinical pursuits, education, research, self-care, and service to the institution and community. I hope as you look at our pages on this website, you share in my pride within this department and can see just a small part of the high quality and comprehensive research, education, and clinical care we are providing to South Texas.
– Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D.
UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Regarding available faculty positions, physician applicants must be board-certified in Internal Medicine and board-certified or eligible in specialty boards as appropriate, rank and salaries are dependent on the individual’s qualifications and all faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is grateful for all philanthropic support of our program. Donations support the continued success of our resident education program through funding resident research efforts and participation in national conferences.
Contributions are tax deductible. Gifts can be made online by clicking on the link, or via check to UT Health San Antonio, Department of Rehab Medicine, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive – MSC 7798, San Antonio, TX 78229. Please note the check is for Resident Education Fund.