Department of MedicineResidency: Key faculty
Dr. W. Brian Reeves is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and performed Internal Medicine Residency, Chief MedicalResident, and Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.He has held faculty positions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Penn State College of Medicine, where he was Chief of Nephrology for 16 years.He joined UTHSCSA in 2016 as Chair of Medicine and holds the Dan F. Parman Distinguished Chair and the Marvin Forland Endowed Chair.
Dr. George Crawford graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame and attended the Northwestern University Medical School and graduated with Alpha Omega honors. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Washington. He is Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Infectious Disease and General Internal Medicine and has won numerous teaching awards including the American College of Physicians Laureate Award.
Dr. Patricia Wathen received her AB degree in Biology Cum Laude from Harvard University. She received her MD degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Wathen completed her Family Practice training at the Duke/FAHEC Family Medicine Program and her Internal Medicine residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, multiple Teacher of the Year Awards, and the Lifetime Clinical Teaching Award from the Department of Medicine.
Jane O'Rorke, M.D., received her BA with high honors from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA and attended The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. After completing her internship and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio she served as Chief Resident of the program. She went on to complete a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and has won numerous teaching awards including Southern Society of General Internal Medicine Clinician Educator of the Year Award and Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for the Division of General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Christopher Moreland, MD MPH, graduated with a BA in Plan II Honors from UT Austin, followed by UT Houston Medical School as an Alpha Omega Alpha member. After completing internal medicine residency and academic general medicine fellowship at UC Davis in Sacramento, he and his wife, an emergency medicine physician, returned to Texas where he joined the faculty at UTHSCSA as an assistant clinical professor. His teaching roles also include co-director of the internal medicine consult rotation as well as the Resident as Teacher elective, team-based learning facilitator with medical students, and Veritas faculty mentor for medical students. His presentations and publications delve into issues relating to effective perioperative medicine, inter-professional communication, health disparities, healthcare interpretation services, and diversity among healthcare professionals. Teaching awards from trainees reflect his continuing interest in medical education.
Rushit Kanakia M.D., FACC, born and raised in Mumbai received his MBBS in 2006 from Mahatma Gandhi Missions Medical College in Navi Mumbai, India. After relocating to the US, he joined the internal medicine residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he also served as a Chief Resident. He then advanced to pursue a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine. He currently holds an assistant professor position in division of Cardiology and also serves as a medical director of non-invasive cardiology lab at Audie Murphy VA Hospital. He leads the cardiology clerkship for MS3 students and is involved with the teaching of residents and cardiology fellows.