UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Hanson, Joshua Thomas

School of Medicine

Joshua Hanson, MD, MPH, is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Texas Health, San Antonio. Dr. Hanson joined the faculty of the Long School of Medicine in August 2011. Since August 2017, he has served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs from Febuary 2014 until July 2017. Additionally, he served as Chief of the the Hospital Medicine Section at Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital from December 2011 until July 2018.

Dr. Hanson is a General Internist and Hospitalist who has been engaged in undergraduate medical and graduate medical education since completion of residency in 2010. Prior to joining the School of Medicine, he served as clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he assisted and led in the development of a nighttime faculty service at Moffitt-Long Hospital.

His teaching has been recognized by nine medical student, resident, or departmental teaching awards. He has also received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, which is given to a faculty member who best demonstrates the Gold Foundation?s ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues, and clinical excellence.

His current areas of interest and research include Medical College Admission Test validity, medical student academic outcomes and professional identity development, and nighttime education and clinical care. He has given numerous regional and national presentations and published multiple peer-reviewed papers in these areas, along with previous areas of focus, including inpatient base Hepatitis C screening and referral to treatment. He maintains busy clinical activity in hospital medicine at Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital on both teaching and non-teaching inpatient medicine services.

9/2017 - Present Associate Professor University of Texas Health, San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
8/2017 - Present Associate Dean For Student Affairs University of Texas Health, San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
8/2011 - Present Staff Physician University Health System, San Antonio, TX
8/2011 - Present Staff Physician South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Medicine, San Antonio, TX