Andres Castillo Jr.

Heartening journey

Andres Castillo Jr. was born with a hole in his heart. At age 2, he underwent his first major heart surgery to repair the hole—an atrial septal defect. Seven years later, his first pacemaker was implanted—a box the size of an old VHS tape, visible under his shirt. He tried to live a normal life, […]

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Serving our military

Christopher A. Rábago, Ph.D., PT, is not your typical physical therapist. And, he surely isn’t your usual biomedical researcher. His rare combination of biomedical engineering knowledge, analytical research skills and clinical abilities make him a perfect fit at a unique military treatment and research facility. Dr. Rábago works with a diverse team of scientists and […]

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Ildiko Agoston, M.D., FACC

VIP care: without the VIP price tag

Ildiko Agoston, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has created what she calls a VIP clinic for the everyday woman without the VIP price tag. Since arriving at the university in 2011, Dr. Agoston and her team created the Women’s Comprehensive Health Institute. The […]

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West Side Pride

West Side pride

Adelita Cantu, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor of family and community health systems, grew up on the city’s West Side. “That is my barrio. I have gotten so much from my career in nursing. I want to give back, and there are limited resources on the West Side.” Dr. Cantu partners with local non-profit and governmental […]

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TEAMWORK: Sports medicine collaboration advances patient care, research, education

Some of San Antonio’s best orthopaedic physicians – who specialize in sports medicine surgery, patient care, rehabilitation and research – are joining forces under the new UT Medicine Sports Medicine Institute. This collaboration brings together faculty from UT Medicine San Antonio, which is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of […]

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Road to recovery: Physical therapy builds strength, boosts confidence

For an athlete recuperating from an injury, an elder suffering from arthritis pain, or anyone needing physical therapy, UT Medicine San Antonio offers state-of-the-art out-patient physical therapy services as a key component of comprehensive patient care and recovery. The clinic treats a variety of conditions including sports-related injuries, general orthopaedic problems, neurological disorders, women’s health […]

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