UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Trammell Velasquez, Sadie Ann Dr.

School of Medicine
(210) 358-1944

Sadie Trammell Velasquez, MD, FACP, is currently an Associate Professor/Clinical of Medicine at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio. Dr. Velasquez received her MD degree in 2004 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After completing her Internal Medicine Residency and a Chief Resident year at UTHSCSA, Dr. Velasquez joined the faculty in July 2012 as an Assistant Professor/Clinical of Medicine. Dr. Velasquez is a hospitalist who has been engaged in undergraduate medical and graduate medical education since completion of residency in 2011. She has made significant contributions to preclinical education, serving as a facilitator since 2013 in the Synthesis group, obtaining the Society of General Internal Medicine TEACH certification, and serving as co-director of the Clinical Skills Module since January of 2018. She has been a faculty mentor in the formal student mentorship program, Veritas, since 2014 and over that time she has mentored well over 100 medical students. In graduate medical education, she played a pivotal role in the implementation of the Procedure Team during her time as a Chief Resident. Her research interest is on the role of the hospitalist as triagist, which she has survey research with hospital medicine, emergency medicine, and internal medicine residents that has presented locally and nationally with a publication in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. She has also used this interest and research to co-develop curriculum for the Hospital Medicine Elective and in presenting a workshop at the Southern SGIM Regional Meeting and national AAIM Meetings in 2018 and 2019. Currently, she is leading a collaborative, multi-site project with ten academic institutions across the United States. This collaborative project aims to assess the role of the triagist across academic institutions, assess views of internal medicine resident physicians in their role as a triagist including thoughts on communication, interacting with other physicians, stressors and difficulties in this role, identify possible areas of improvement and education in the role of the triagist including the interface and interactions with other physicians, assess the need for education during internal medicine residency regarding the role of the triagist. This interest has resulted in being awarded the AAIM Innovation Grant and the UT Shine Academy Grant. She also maintains an active clinical service in hospital medicine at Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital on both teaching and non-teaching inpatient Medicine services.

9/2018 - Present Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical University of Texas Health San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
7/2012 - Present Faculty Physician South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Medicine, San Antonio, TX