Department of MedicineResidency: Key faculty
At the University of Texas Health Sciences Center we have a broad and diverse faculty that contribute to the supportive environment and help foster learning. Above are those educators most closely connected with the program, and who interact with the residents on a daily basis. Roll over each name to learn more about the skills and interests of these leaders of the residency program.
Dr. Patricia Wathen
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.
Dr. Glenn Gross
Chair of Medicine
Dr. Glenn GrossMD, graduated with a BA in Plan II Honors from UT Austin, subsequently earning his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Returning home to San Antonio, during Gross underwent Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship training here at UTHSCSA. Upon completion of his postgraduate training in 1992, he joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition. During the first half of his academic career he served as Director of Biliary Endoscopy, with academic interests focused on the role of ERCP in the management of biliary stone disease and in the post-liver transplant patient. Since 2001 Dr. Gross has served as Chief of the Gastroenterology Division and in June 2015 he was additionally appointed the Interim Chairman of the Department of Medicine. He holds the rank of Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery and is the Steven Schenker Professor of Medicine. A Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Dr. Gross is active in undergraduate and graduate medical education, as well as in community education and service. The recipient of several awards honoring his passion for teaching, he is consistently listed among both America's and San Antonio's Top Doctors and is recognized as one of the most experienced biliary endoscopists in the state of Texas.
Dr. Jane O'Rorke
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. George Crawford
Associate Program Director
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. Christopher Moreland
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.