UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Emko, Nida

School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
(210) 358-3985
emko@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Emko attended medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine and graduated in 2001. She moved to San Antonio to enter the UTHSCSA Department of Family and Community Medicine residency and joined the faculty after completing her residency in 2004. Currently Dr. Emko works with incarcerated teens at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in San Antonio, precepts residents seeing adult and pediatric patients in the Family Health Center, and attends the Family Medicine Inpatient Service at University Hospital. At the JDC Dr. Emko is involved not only with direct patient care but also administrative issues including creating protocols, dealing with public health concerns, and modifying the electronic medical record templates that pertain to the JDC clinic. She has been involved with the Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) - South Texas Area Residency Training Program to educate healthcare professionals in how to approach patients with alcohol, drug, and tobacco use. On a volunteer basis Dr. Emko is an attending physician for the Family Medicine residents Community Oriented Primary Care Project at the Alpha Home, a rehabilitation facility in San Antonio that provides services exclusively for women, where residents spend time each month providing free well-woman exams to patients at the home. She recently became interim medical director of a Student-Faculty Collaborative Practice weekly clinic at the SAMM transitional housing, volunteering with medical students to provide medical care for adults and children. Dr. Emko also works with first and second year medical students in the CIRCLE curriculum as a Synthesis Case Facilitator and mentors medical students throughout their four years with the VERITAS program. Her interests lie in adolescent health, womens health, caring for the underserved population, preventive medicine, and ambulatory care.

10/2012 - Present Clinical Associate Professor and Faculty Physician UTHSCSA, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX