Anniversary Celebrated by Founding Faculty, Alumni

Photo of Founding faculty
Founding faculty: (sitting) Elliot Weser, M.D.; Waid Rogers, M.D., Ph.D.; (back row) Anatolio Cruz, M.D.; Marvin Forland, M.D.; Robert Persellin, M.D.; Norman Wulfsohn, M.D.; Jim Story, M.D.

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine 50th Anniversary - 1968-2018Prior to the President’s Gala on Sept. 29, founding faculty, distinguished alumni winners and Long School of Medicine graduates from the first year through this year gathered to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.

A reception downtown at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio featured plenty of reminiscing and visiting with attendees ranging from their 20s to 90s.

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, UT Health San Antonio president, welcomed guests to the reception hosted by Dean Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP, and Larry Holly, M.D., Class of 1973. Dean Hromas offered an update on the Long School of Medicine before introducing specials guests Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long, whose names now grace the medical school.

Dr. Holly, the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, introduced this year’s award recipient Michael Brennan, M.D., Class of 1978. Dr. Brennan, who had many of his classmates in attendance, is a retired comprehensive ophthalmologist in Burlington, North Carolina.

Photo of Teresa Lozano Long and husband Joe R. Long
School namesakes Teresa Lozano Long and husband Joe R. Long
Photo of Class of 1978
Class of 1978: Randy C. Lester, M.D.; Michael W. Brennan, M.D.; Maria A. Mayorga, M.D.; Steve T. Hougen, M.D.; Sandra J. Hufsmith, M.D.; Pat Hezmall, M.D.; Charles D. Cardenas, M.D.; Richard Lochte, M.D.; Rick Hiller, M.D.; Jack Bussa, M.D.
Patricia Estes and John H. Doran, M.D.
Patricia Estes and John H. Doran, M.D., Class of 1973, a founding member of the school’s Aesculapian Laureate Society
John Calhoon, M.D.; Pavela Bambekova and Chirag Buch
John Calhoon, M.D.; Pavela Bambekova and Chirag Buch, Class of 2020; David Schmidt, M.D., Class of 1980, Distinguished Alumnus
James L. Holly, M.D., Michael W. Brennan, M.D., Dean Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP
Distinguished Alumnus James L. Holly, M.D., Class of 1973; Michael W. Brennan, M.D., 2018 Distinguished Alumnus recipient, Class of 1978; Dean Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP

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In the 2018 issue of Future

Future is the official magazine of the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Read and share inspiring stories highlighting our medical alumni, faculty and students who are revolutionizing education, research, patient care and critical services in the communities they serve.

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