On March 11, 2016 Casey Mitchell Drawert, M.D. died unexpectedly. In addition to being an outstanding cardiovascular anesthesiologist and critical care physician, Casey was also a dedicated and loving mother of two and a priceless friend and mentor to many. Casey truly excelled at everything she set her mind to do. She graduated from Loyola College Prep in 1991 and then attended Stephen F. Austin State University, earning a BS in Nursing. She practiced as a NICU and OR nurse for six years before returning to medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and received her medical degree in 2005. During medical school, she was inducted into the prestigious Gold Humanism Honor Society. Upon graduation, she completed an internship in general surgery followed by a residency in anesthesiology at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Casey then completed a critical care fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic, where she was honored as their Fellow of the Year in her specialty.
In 2011 she returned to Texas, her home of 20 years, to start her life as a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care physician in both academic medicine and private practice. She gave back to her community and world through teaching and providing medical care to many in need, including the many patients she cared for on mission trips. Casey excelled at teaching medical students and residents and was described as “an amazing mentor, motherly, brilliant, genuine, down to earth and passionate.” Two of her colleagues described her as a “funny, vibrant woman with a big heart, strong faith and a sharp wit” who “puts her entire heart and soul into caring for patients.”
Join us in honoring Dr. Casey Drawert’s life and furthering her legacy through a gift to the Casey M. Drawert, M.D. Memorial Fund. We thank you in advance for your gift or pledge to help our fund grow and keep her memory close to our hearts.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Steven Reese, School of Medicine Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at (210) 567-2598.