UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Tripathy, Chandana

School of Medicine
Medicine
(210) 450-9020
tripathyc@uthscsa.edu

I am an Assistant Professor/Clinical in the Division of General Medicine in the Department of Medicine at UT Health, San Antonio. Since 2015 I have served as the Medical Director of the Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC) Primary Care, the largest Primary Care practice site in UT Health.
I strongly believe that a sound primary care foundation with active care coordination with the patient?s health care team and patient education and empowerment are keys to patient centered high value care.

After medical school I completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology followed by a residency in Internal Medicine. As a primary care physician I have been able to blend these two trainings to to provide comprehensive patient care. I take care of all aspects of my patient?s health needs from complex medical disease management to work up for woman?s health issues.

I am passionate about delivering high-quality, patient-centered care to my patients and improving the patient experience in my clinic. As the clinic leader for the MARC primary care practice I engage in continued training to increase our teams ability to adapt and improve care. After completing the UT System Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course, I initiated several practice improvement projects and workflow redesigns to enhance the efficiency and quality of primary care delivery. After completing the TEAM STEPPS Master Trainer Course, I conducted training sessions with health care providers and staff in my clinic to enhance communication and patient safety.

In the ever changing health care industry I have successfully engaged and led my team to incorporate new health care regulations and make practice changes. I have led the MARC Primary Care Center to achieve the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient Center Medical Home (PCMH) status.

12/2015 - Present EPIC Clinician Champion UT Health SanAntonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
11/2011 - Present Assistant Professor/Clinical and Medical Director of largest primary Care Practice site in UT Medicine MARC Primary Care center UT Medicine, Medicine, San Antonio, TX