UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Agan, Todd S K

School of Medicine
Medicine
(210) 358-1944
agan@uthscsa.edu

Todd Agan, CI & CT, BEI Master, is the lead interpreter in the Division of Hospitalist Medicine. Todd began interpreting professionally in 1994 and received his Bachelors Degree in ASL/English Interpretation from Western Oregon State College in 1996. In 1999, he began his medical interpreting training by designing an independent study/professional mentorship in Minneapolis, MN, through the College of St. Catherines. Since that time, Todd has spent the majority of his career focused on working in medical settings, specifically interpreting for deaf healthcare providers. His other professional commitments include mentoring interpreters, teaching both in the continuing education realm as well as in the local interpreter training program, and consulting regarding interpreting for deaf medical professionals. Seeing the medical environment in a unique way, Todd realizes that there is much more to medical interpreting than just interpreting. Strong ethics, a working knowledge of medical terminology, understanding the American healthcare system, and how interpreters in medical settings play a role in public health are all issues that Todd feels every interpreter working in a medical setting should understand. Additionally, Todd spends time working as a performing arts interpreter and is a 2002 graduate of the Juilliard Schools Interpreting for the Theater summer workshop.

10/2010 - Present Specialist and Sign Language Interpeter and Lead Designated Interpreter UTHSCSA, Medicine, San Antonio, TX