UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Emko, Nida

School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
(210) 358-3985

Dr. Emko is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. A graduate of the University of the Miami School of Medicine and the UT Health San Antonio Family Medicine residency, Dr. Emko joined the department?s faculty in 2004. Dr. Emko, who is board-certified in Family Medicine, cares for incarcerated teens at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC), precepts Family Medicine residents in the Family Health Center, and attends the Family Medicine Inpatient Service at University Hospital. At the JDC Dr. Emko provides direct patient care and performs administrative tasks such as creating protocols, dealing with public health concerns, and modifying the JDC clinic?s electronic medical record templates. She is active in the Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) - South Texas Area Residency Training Program to teach residents to discuss alcohol, drug, and tobacco use with patients. Dr. Emko volunteers as 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 to women, where residents provide free well-woman exams at the home. She is interim medical director of a Student-Faculty Collaborative Practice weekly clinic at the SAMM Transitional Living and Learning Center where she volunteers with medical students to provide medical care for adults and children. Dr. Emko teaches first and second year medical students as a Synthesis Case Facilitator and mentors medical students throughout their four years with the VERITAS program. Her interests include adolescent health, women`s 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