UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Emko, Nida

School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
(210) 358-3985

Dr. Emko is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. A graduate of the University of the Miami School of Medicine and the UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) Family Medicine residency, Dr. Emko joined the department?s faculty in 2004. Dr. Emko, who is board-certified in Family Medicine, cares for incarcerated teens at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC), precepts Family Medicine residents in the Family Health Center, and attends the Family Medicine Inpatient Service at University Hospital. At the JDC Dr. Emko provides direct patient care and performs administrative tasks such as creating protocols, dealing with public health concerns, and modifying the JDC clinic?s electronic medical record templates. She is Medical Director of a Student-Faculty Collaborative Practice weekly clinic at the SAMM Transitional Living and Learning Center where she volunteers with medical, nursing, and pharmacy students to provide adult and pediatric medical care; her duties also include taking care of administrative issues related to the clinic. She serves on the School of Medicine Admissions Committee and recently finished a three-year commitment to the Diversity Committee, and she is involved with quality improvement projects within her department. She is a physician collaborator with nurse practitioners and physician assistants at local branches of CVS MinuteClinic, affiliated with UT Medicine San Antonio. Dr. Emko teaches first and second year medical students as a Synthesis Case Facilitator and mentors medical students throughout their four years with the Veritas program. She has been the recipient of the Veritas faculty mentor of the year award, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for Faculty, the Bexar County Medical Society Women in Medicine Award, and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Exemplary Teaching Award for Part-Time Faculty. Her clinical interests include adolescent health, women`s health, caring for underserved populations, preventive medicine, and ambulatory care.

10/2012 - Present Clinical Associate Professor UTHSCSA, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX