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2014 MD/PhD Graduates

Will Lavery, MD, PhD
PhD Track: Physiology
PhD Mentor: Jeff Kiel, PhD
PhD Project: Venous Pressure and Intraocular Pressure Homeostasis
Undergraduate School: University of Pennsylvania, BA
Postgraduate Residency: UC Denver- Children’s Hospital (Pediatrics)

Joseph Walch, MD, PhD
PhD Track: Pharmacology
PhD Mentor: J. Thomas Cunningham, PhD
PhD Project: Subfornical Organ Angiotensin Type 1 Receptor Expression and Drinking Behavior in Bile Duct Ligated Animals
Undergraduate School: Bringham Young University, BS
Postgraduate Residency: Wake Forest University (Anesthesiology)

Dat Vo, MD, PhD
PhD Track: Cellular and Structural Biology
PhD Mentor: Luiz O.F. Penalva, PhD
PhD Project: Regulation and Function of the Musashi1 RNA-binding Protein in Glioblastoma
Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Austin, BS
Postgraduate Residency: John Peter Smith Hospital (Transitional Year)  UT Southwestern (Radiation Oncology)

2013 MD/PhD Graduates

Angela Rodriguez Boyd, MD, PhD
PhD Track: Microbiology and Immunology
PhD Mentor: Carlos Orihuela, PhD
PhD Project: The Role of Aberrant Inflammation in the Enhanced Susceptibility of Aged Mice to Pneumococcal Pneumonia
Undergraduate School: University of Texas at San Antonio, BS
Postgraduate Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Obstetrics and Gynecology


Suzanne Thibodeaux, MD, PhD
PhD Track: Cancer Biology
PhD Mentor: Tyler Curiel, MD, MPH
PhD Project:Regulatory T Cell Depletion Plus Interferon-alpha as an Immunotherapeutic Approach for Ovarian Cancer
Undergraduate School: Tulane University, BS
Postgraduate Residency: University of Pennsylvania (Pathology Research Track)

Prior to 2006, the MD/PhD program had individual training plans for aspiring clinician scientists.  Between 1976 and 2004, there were 12 graduates with MD and PhD degrees. Among those graduates, we had 3 members of the School of Medicine Faculty:


Terence I. Doran, MD PhD
Professor of Pediatrics (Ret.)


Dean Kellogg

Dean L. Kellogg, Jr, MD PhD
Professor of Medicine NIH/VA Funded


Ronald P. Williams, MD PhD
Former Professor and Interim Chair of Orthopedics
Currently at Seton Hospital "Hospital for SOM at UT-Austin"