Dr. Christopher Moreland
Chris Moreland, a hospitalist and near-native Texan, is in his sixth year on the faculty in the Department of Medicine. He graduated from UT Austin (Plan II) and UT Houston Medical School and completed 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 residents' teaching 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, and diversity among healthcare professionals. On the personal side, he enjoys literature, the outdoors, staying active, and – most of all – spending time with his family.
Mentors in Medicine/MiMs (MSIV)
Hi! My name is Allison Conn and I was born and raised in Houston. For undergrad I went to Rhodes College in Memphis, TN where I majored in Biology and played shortstop on the softball team. After med school I plan on specializing in Ob/Gyn. In my free time I play on several intramural teams and love trying new restaurants around San Antonio. I look forward to meeting all of you and will hopefully be able to pass on the support and advice that my Veritas mentors gave me over the past 3 years!
Born and raised in Austin, TX, I attended the University of Texas at 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 for a research opportunity at Baylor College of Medicine in the department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology focusing on HIV, EBV, and NK/T-cell Lymphoma. I spent time outside research volunteering for Young Life and courting my now wife while she finished PA school at BCM. I had many interests when starting medical school, the common thread being working with my hands and seeing anatomy. I’m looking forward to surgery and a career in orthopaedics. I enjoy olympic weightlifting, cooking, running, technology, crossfit, puppies, live music, and the cold side of the pillow.
A complete Austinite at heart, I graduated University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. Since coming to San Antonio, I have been extremely fortunate enough to participate in a lot of what UTHSCSA and San Antonio has to offer. I did a global health trip to Panama, served as a student-leader for our student-run refugee health clinic, and am on the UTHSCSA wellness committee. My current research focuses on automated “smart” infusion pumps in collaboration with UTSA.
In my free time, I love to social/ballroom dance and teach a free social dance class at Gold’s gym every year. I’m also an avid foodie and know just about every way to set off my kitchen’s fire alarm. Finally, I’m always up for adventures and am working towards a private pilot’s license.
Veritas Peer Advisors/VPAs (MSII)
Welcome to UTHSCSA! My name is Chris Foote and I am a San Antonio native. I graduated from UT Austin in 2007 studying Cell and Molecular Biology, then went back to school for another bachelor’s degree to study Microbiology and Immunology with a minor in Finance at UTSA. I recently graduated with my Master’s in Medical Science from UNT Health science Center in Fort Worth. Throughout most of this time I worked as a paramedic with much of my experience in 911-based EMS, as well as ground/flight private critical care transports. I was also a Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Instructor and taught classes in cardiology, advanced practice procedures, and airway management. I love medicine and treating patients and could not imagine a more worthwhile profession. I look forward to meeting all of you and helping to encourage your own passions and interests on your way to becoming great doctors.
I was born in Dallas and got my B.A from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. I studied Sociology and Art History and spent about a year studying Eastern Orthodox artwork in northern Romania. It was in Romania that I became interested in rural healthcare and geriatrics; when I came home, I enrolled in a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Bennington College to complete the prerequisites to apply to med school. During the time between undergrad and med school, I’ve worked as a college student advisor, art history teacher for little kids, office assistant at a pediatrics office in Dallas, research assistant at a cancer cell bio lab at Tufts, and best of all, a late-night caterer for events in downtown Boston! My interest in medicine is in Geriatrics and Palliative Care. I love photography, painting, climbing mountains, hangin’ with my dog, and spending time with friends and family. Looking forward to meeting our new students next year!