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
“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.”
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.”
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.
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
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