“Through their generosity, Mr. and Mrs. Long have joined us in the quest to accomplish what is our daily motto here, ‘to make lives better.’”

Dr. William L. Henrich speaking about Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

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Welcome to the UT School of Medicine in San Antonio - a great place to live, study, discover and practice medicine. A strong and supportive faculty, numerous opportunities for building clinical and research skills, and a high quality of life in a growing, prosperous city are a few of the reasons that distinguish us. Located in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center, we are a major part of the health care and bioscience industry of the area, and we have a firm commitment to serve the communities within San Antonio and the surrounding region.

Our School of Medicine has embarked on an ambitious strategic plan that builds excellence in each of our traditional missions: education, research and clinical service. With your help and continued support, we can continue to makes lives better.

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S. Adil Husain, M.D.

Perfect Partners

S. Adil Husain, M.D., and his wife, Rebecca Husain, have established an endowment to fund study and travel for cardiothoracic surgical fellows and pediatric residents. The Husain Family Educational Fund in Pediatric and Adult Cardiovascular Disease was funded by an initial $15,000 gift, with an additional $30,000 to be given over the next two years.


Transplant surgeon Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., will receive $2.35 million to help create a National Center for Excellence in pediatric liver transplantation.

Gifts boost pediatric transplant program

Three recent gifts to the pediatric transplant program at San Antonio’s University Transplant Center will help create a National Center for Excellence in pediatric liver transplantation, grow an already renowned pediatric kidney transplant program and improve access to services for patients along the Texas-Mexico border.


Glenn and Ann Biggs

Building A Strong Foundation

With several million dollars in new gifts, momentum continues to grow for the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases launched in September. The institute honors the memory of Glenn Biggs, the San Antonio philanthropist who was the founding chairman of the Health Science Center Development Board. Mr. Biggs, who died last May, had a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.


 School of Medicine classes 1973, 2010 and 2015


Classes of 1973, 2010, 2015 met their class goal and established a Class Scholarship for a deserving student!

Did You Know?

•  Of the 45 graduating School of Medicine classes, only three have created a fully funded Endowed Scholarship for a deserving student.

•  It only takes $10,000 (collectively) to create a Class Scholarship to help a student.

•  If every graduate contributed just $50 each, they would collectively create a scholarship from their class to help a student.

•  Cost to sit for board exam for fourth-year students - $2,540


The Protector of Children

Elizabeth Fernandez

In Togo, Africa, Elizabeth Fernandez is called “Nbataam-Kandabri,” the protector of children. She is one of only two pediatricians in a hospital that serves a town of 55,000 people, plus hundreds that come from surrounding towns and from four neighboring counties. 


A Call To Heal, A Call To Serve

Dr. James L. Holly and Summer Scavone

Implementing an externship was a longtime dream of James L. “Larry” Holly, M.D., Class of 1973. This past summer, his vision of educating students and serving on the faculty came to fruition when Summer Scavone, a fourth-year medical student, entered his practice...


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