Medicaid Hires Medical Director

Jose L. Gonzalez, MD, vice chair for pediatric medical education at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, will become medical director of the Texas Medicaid program on June 1. Besides directing medical affairs, he will be responsible for policy development, research, monitoring of trends and activities, and improvement recommendations.

He replaces John Hellerstedt, MD, who became medical director of the new Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin in 2007.

Dr. Gonzalez received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1976 and completed his pediatric and chief residencies at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His chief fields of practice are pediatric endocrinology and diabetes.

Before joining the UTMB staff, he was assistant professor and director of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center pediatric endocrinology outpatient clinic, director of the Scott & White Hospital/Texas A&M College of Medicine's Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, and director of the division's pediatric medical education.  



Action , April 15, 2008

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