UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Gomez, Lizette R MD

School of Medicine
Pediatrics
(210) 562-5344
gomezlr@uthscsa.edu

I currently practice and teach at the Robert B. Green (RBG) Pavilion Children?s Health Center. The center houses two resident teaching clinics, the Resident Acute Care Clinic (formerly the Walk-In Clinic), and the Resident Continuity Clinic. I act as the medical director and clinical faculty leader for the UTHSCA Resident Acute Care Clinic. The Acute Care Clinic addresses pediatric urgent care issues, including illness and injuries. Built into the Acute Care Clinic is the Newborn Clinic, where infants in the first week of life are evaluated as they transition to their new medical home. All pediatrics residents rotate on a monthly basis through the Acute Care Clinic. In addition to my role in the Resident Acute Care Clinic, I provide care to patients as a clinical preceptor at the same site in the UTHSCSA Resident Continuity Clinic. The Continuity Clinic is where health maintenance and chronic care management visits take place. A large portion of the children served at the RBG are of economically disadvantaged backgrounds or classified as medically fragile in status. As preceptor, I supervise two teams of five residents, once a week, longitudinally through their three years of training.


As Residency Core Faculty Member for Ambulatory Care, I oversee the Ambulatory Care Rotation and Curriculum for the UTHSCSA Pediatric Residency program. While providing direct patient care as a pediatric teaching physician (described above), I simultaneously coordinate all of the educational activities for the Ambulatory Care Rotation. These activities are aligned with the objectives of the American Board of Pediatrics. My responsibilities include observation and evaluation of all trainees rotating through the Acute Care Clinic, and the delivery of performance feedback. I also serve as an appointed faculty advisor for the Department of Pediatrics Residency Program. In this role, I oversee the professional development and performance of six to seven pediatric residents at a time, over their three year experience in the program.


I have authored a number of resident teaching modules with specific interests in the areas of Childhood Immunizations and the Evaluation of Sports Related Concussion. I serve as the Medical Director for the UT Kids Reach out and Read Program. This program, endorsed nationally by the American Academy of Pediatrics, promotes early childhood literacy. I am the co- chair for the Texas Pediatric Society Early Childhood Committee, the Texas Chapter affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatrics. This committee advocates for children of Texas in the early stages of life.

9/2007 - Present Associate Professor / Clinical and Attending Staff UTHSCSA, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
8/1996 - Present Member, Medical - Dental Staff University Hospital, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
8/1995 - Present Member, Medical-Dental Staff Christus Santa Rosa Children`s Hospital, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX