Military Health Institute


Mission of Collaboration

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


Military Health Interest Group (MHIG)

The UT Health San Antonio Military Health Interest Group (MHIG) is a student-led activity that welcomes the participation of students from all five of the University’s professional schools. With the support of the MHI, the group meets regularly as a forum for learning about careers in military health and seeks to educate members about military medicine.


Innovative Research

UT Health San Antonio is ground zero for advancements in military health. Our team serves as a conduit for military-civilian information exchange, helping implement lessons from the battlefield to the civilian setting as well as get medical innovations into the hands of service members. We help provide our researchers with the tools and training to develop healthcare advancements from bench-to-bedside for the advancement of health for all.

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.