UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Conway, Deborah L

School of Medicine
Ob-Gyn
(210) 567-5656
conway@uthscsa.edu

I currently serve as the Associate Dean for Curriculum at the University of Texas School of Medicine San Antonio, devoting 60% time to this position. In late 2011, I was asked to join the Deans Office as Curriculum Co-Director to assist the Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education in planning and implementing a major curriculum redesign for our medical students, which we put in place for our entering class in 2012. Success in that endeavor, including removal of LCME probationary status in 2013, as well as in other projects and initiatives, resulted in my promotion to Assistant Dean for Curriculum in 2012, and Associate Dean for Curriculum in 2014. In this role I am responsible for regulatory oversight, strategic planning, and day-to-day operations related to the 4-year medical student curriculum. Between 2014-2016, I assisted educational and administrative leaders from the new UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine and from UT System, as UTRGV SOM adopted and implemented a preclinical curriculum derived from our CIRCLE Curriculum.

In February 2016, I was asked by the SOM Dean to also serve as the Interim Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. In this role, I have further expanded my service to our institution: within the department, the school, the faculty practice plan, the institution, and with our hospital partners. Thus, my academic focus has shifted since the time of my promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure, which was based on Research and Service legs, toward Teaching and Service.

I am certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. My clinical and research interests include diabetes in pregnancy, obesity in pregnancy, stillbirth, pre-pregnancy counseling, undergraduate medical education, and curriculum development. I have remained engaged with clinical research and publication, primarily via scholarly output from the NICHD-sponsored Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network, for which I was the San Antonio co-Principal Investigator.

2/2016 - Present Associate Professor and Interim Chair UT Health Science Center-San Antonio, Ob-Gyn, San Antonio, TX
9/2008 - Present Associate Professor and Associate Professor with Tenure The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Ob-Gyn, San Antonio, TX
8/1997 - Present Consulting Staff Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
1/1996 - Present Attending Staff Baptist Memorial Healthcare System, San Antonio, TX
7/1995 - Present Attending Staff University Hospital, San Antonio, TX