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Dr. Christopher Moreland

Dr. Christopher Moreland


Chris Moreland, a hospitalist and near-native Texan, is in his fourth year on the faculty in the Department of Medicine. He graduated from UT Austin (with a BA in Plan II) and UT Houston Medical School and completed an internal medicine residency and academic medicine fellowship at UC Davis, after which he and his wife, an emergency medicine physician, returned to Texas. As an internal medicine residency associate program director and co-director of the internal medicine residency consult rotation and Resident as Teacher elective, he maintains a strong interest in interprofessional medical education and communication. Other academic interests include health disparities (particularly for the deaf and limited English proficient), healthcare interpretation services, diversity among healthcare professionals, and perioperative medicine. On the personal side, he enjoys reading, being outdoors, martial arts, and – most of all – spending time with his wife and their young daughter.

Mentors in Medicine/MiMs (MSIV)

Sara Hartnett

Sara Hartnett


Hi! Nice to meet you! I was raised in San Antonio and after moving a short three hours to Houston for undergrad at Rice University, I returned here for medical school. I have always had a passion for neuroscience and since I love standing up all day, I have decided to pursue a residency in neurosurgery. While here at UTHSCSA I have gotten involved in starting a medical mission trip to Guatemala and leading a team of girls through a program called Girls on the Run. Speaking of running, I am crazy about it, and have done my best to keep it up during the busy, sedentary years of medical school. I have made a hobby of finding new adventures in the city, especially outside of the medical center, so if you’re looking to get out of the UTHSCSA bubble, just ask for suggestions.

Kimberly Kruger

Kimberly Kruger


My name is Kim Kruger, and I'm from San Antonio, TX! I graduated from Rice University, where I double majored in Biological Sciences and English Literature. I’m interested in pursuing a career in Psychiatry. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, gardening, painting, and spending time with my friends and family. I have a dog named Sadie, and I love taking her for walks.

Nick Saenz

Nick Saenz


Hello all, I'm from McAllen Texas and went to the University of Texas Pan American for undergrad. I feel like I've been able to maintain a fairly balanced life outside of med school (when not STEP studying or on surgery) and look forward to helping you all out in any way I can. I plan on becoming an Anesthesiologist specializing in either Pedi anesthesia or critical care. During my spare time I enjoy working out, playing many intramural sports, live music, keeping up with a few TV shows and pretending like I can cook; thank god for all that 4th year time. I also follow the San Antonio Spurs religiously and am actually watching them dominate Memphis in the semi finals right now. By the time you read this Tim Duncan will most likely have his 5th championship ring.

Veritas Peer Advisors/VPAs (MSII)

Allison Conn

Allison Conn


I grew up in Houston and am the youngest of 4 girls. I graduated in 2011 from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN where I majored in Biology and played shortstop on the Rhodes softball team (Go Lynx!). I have no idea what I want to specialize in, but right now my interests are Ob/Gyn and Medicine. When I'm not studying, I play on several intramural sports teams, keep up with my TV shows, and love finding new places to eat around San Antonio. I am excited to be a Veritas leader and can't wait to see how medical school unfolds in the next couple of years!

Hart Donahue

Hart Donahue


Born and raised in Austin, TX, I attended UT-Austin where I took full advantage of flat-rate tuition and earned a BS in physics and a BBA in finance. Following graduation, I moved to Houston to conduct research for three years at Baylor College of Medicine in the department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology focusing on HIV, EBV, and NK/T-cell Lymphoma and spent time outside research volunteering for Young Life and courting my now fiancée while she finished PA school. I enjoy working out, cooking, running, IM sports, puppies, live music, and the cold side of the pillow. I'm looking forward to getting married over the summer and mentoring first years in any way I can!