UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Tripathy, Chandana

School of Medicine
(210) 450-9020

I am an Associate Professor/Clinical in the Division of General and Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. Since 2015 I have served as the Medical Director of the Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC) Primary Care Clinic, the largest primary care practice site in UT Health.

After completing my Internal Medicine residency in 2005, I joined the Division of Diabetes at the Texas Diabetes Institute (TDI) as an Assistant Professor/Clinical. For six years I cared for a large, complex patient population with diabetes and associated comorbidities. My experiences at TDI gave me a strong foundation in delivering advanced primary care in an inter-professional team-based setting. This experience also prepared me to lead the largest primary care practice in UT health. One of my proudest achievements was achieving Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Moving my practice to the Primary Care Clinic at the MARC honed my clinical and leadership skills. I lead a large inter-professional team that is passionate about patient-centered care. We continuously train to enhance our ability to adapt and provide evidence-based, safe care. Completing the UT System`s Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course equipped me to lead several practice improvement projects and redesign clinic workflow that enhanced the efficiency and quality of care we delivered. Completing the TEAM STEPPS Master Trainer Course and training health care providers and staff in my clinic resulted in improved communication and patient safety. I have successfully engaged and led my team to incorporate new health care regulations and make meaningful changes in our practice.

I am committed to and passionate about primary care delivery models that are patient-centered, high quality and efficient while maintaining a high level of stewardship and financial stability. I am also committed to increasing the impact of primary care in UT Health and South Texas. I strive to have patient and practice metrics that reflect efficient, effective, high quality, and safe care.

9/2018 - Present Associate Professor / Clinical and Faculty Physician UT Health, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
4/2015 - Present Assistant Professor/Clinical, Division of General and Hospital Medicine and Medical Director, MARC Primary Care clinic UT Health San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX