Military Health Institute

Strengthening the military health activities of UT Health San Antonio to improve the lives of our military service members, veterans, and their families.


Connecting with senior leaders throughout the local, state, and federal levels to create a strong military health community for all of our service members, veterans, and their families.

The MHIG Group photo

Fostering a military health community between our University and the DoD/VA, as well as sponsoring several student interest groups, giving lectures, and holding information sessions.

Susannah Nicholson
Research Support

Supporting UT Health San Antonio and UT System faculty in building relationships within the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as research proposal development.

Clinical Advocacy

Promoting a variety of military-civilian health efforts, from the use of whole blood transfusions to advocating on behalf of the San Antonio integrated trauma system.

Celebrating our Veterans

We were thrilled when Dr. Ramon Cestero agreed to be the speaker at our university’s Veterans Day event. Dr. Cestero is a decorated U.S. Navy veteran and current Navy reservist who completed multiple combat tours in the Middle East. He’s an associate professor of trauma and emergency surgery. Dr. Cestero is a true hero and humble leader who continues to serve every day as part of our UT Health San Antonio family. His story is inspiring, and we know you’ll agree.