Resident Physicians Recognize San Antonio Physician

May 1, 2015  

San Antonio neurosurgeon David F. Jimenez, MD, received the J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award for his service to physicians-in-training, or medical residents. Dr. Jimenez was recognized by the Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section (TMA-RFS) today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Austin.  

The award honors a TMA physician who has provided outstanding mentoring and service to residents and fellows, medical school graduates who are completing specialty training prior to practicing medicine on their own.

“It is an honor to be selected for this prestigious award by the Resident and Fellow Section,” said Dr. Jimenez. “As a lifelong educator who closely interacts with residents and fellows on a daily basis, I truly appreciate the value and meaning of this award.”

Dr. Jimenez, board certified in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery, is professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). The author, researcher, and lecturer also directs the Neurosurgery Residency Training Program at UTHSCSA.

“I have dedicated my career in neurosurgery to the training of those who will follow me in this noble field,” said Dr. Jimenez. “I have never regretted the decision to work with those who will care for future generations of patients. Academic medicine is a great responsibility but also a great privilege.” 

Colin Son, MD, a resident physician at UTHSCSA who nominated Dr. Jimenez for the award, said Dr. Jimenez has brought his interest in health care policy and the socioeconomics of medicine to the classroom.

“Dr. Jimenez has encouraged resident physician involvement in organized medicine,” said Dr. Son. “My involvement with TMA’s Resident and Fellow Section would not be possible without his support.”

Dr. Jimenez, who has practiced medicine for 30 years, is a past president of the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons. He also is a former chair of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies Finance Committee, and he mentored residents on behalf of the organization. Dr. Jimenez is a board member of the American Neurological Surgery Political Action Committee.

Before going to San Antonio, Dr. Jimenez was neurosurgery director and a tenured professor at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics (Columbia).

Dr. Jimenez is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed a general surgery internship and a neurosurgery residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Jimenez also completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City

The award is named for Dr. McNew, a retired Bryan physician who served in the Brazos Valley region for many years, and who was a primary provider of obstetrical services to area women covered by Medicaid. He also taught at the Texas A&M Health Science Center for 20 years.      

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 48,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. 

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Contact:  Steve Levine (512) 370-1380; Cell: (512) 750-0971; e-mail: steve.levine[at]texmed[dot]org

Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; Cell: (512) 656-7320; e-mail: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org

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