UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Tanaka, Kaori

School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine
210-567-4292
tanakak@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Kaori Tanaka is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and a faculty member in the Emergency Department. She joined UTHSCSA in 2016. Currently, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Special Operations and Assistant Director of the EMS Fellowship.

Dr. Tanaka grew up in Texas, graduating from University of Dallas with a degree in Biochemistry and a concentration in Spanish. She then attended Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she obtained a Masters of Science in Public Health in Tropical Medicine with a concentration in Parasitology. She attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus in Suwanee, Georgia. After medical school, she completed Emergency Medicine Residency at University at Buffalo where she was Chief Resident. She completed a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services at University at Buffalo in 2016.

Dr. Tanaka moved to San Antonio in 2016 and has been full-time faculty since. She is currently involved in the EMS fellowship with an interest in Tactical Medicine and is proud to be a member of the Emergency Medicine family

Proficient in Intermediate Conversational Spanish,Photography, Long Distance Running, Latin Ballroom Dancing, Singing, Rock Climbing, Tae Kwon Do, Swimming, Travel, Golf, Cooking

1/2018 - Present Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency University of Texas Health Science Center, Emergency Medicine, San Antonio, TX
1/2016 - Present Chief Medical Advisor BlueSpear Solutions, Coconut Creek, FL
1/2016 - Present Emergency Medicine Physician University Hospital, Emergency Medicine, San Antonio, TX
1/2016 - Present Director of Special Operations University of Texas Health Science Center, Emergency Medicine, San Antonio, TX
1/2016 - Present Associate Medical Director San Antonio Fire Department, San Antonio, TX
1/2016 - Present Assistant Professor/Clinical and Active Staff University of Texas Health Science Center, Emergency Medicine, San Antonio, TX