Departments & Divisions
Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Chief of Palliative Care Geriatrics and Extended Care South Texas Veterans Healthcare System
Dr. Healy is a board-certified Palliative Medicine Specialist and Associate Professor/Clinical at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Healy is the Program Director for the UTHSCSA Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship; as such, she has created a wellness committee for the HPM fellowship program. This committee worked to expand the current unique wellness curriculum for fellows to include topics based on the need of each palliative medicine class as well as legacy and existential suffering. Dr. Healy enjoys working with fellows, residents and medical students to further their education in palliative medicine. Dr. Healy is the South Texas Veterans Health Care System’s Chief of Palliative Care. She has expanded palliative medicine services at the VA, including at the VA heart failure clinic, Hemodialysis clinic, ALS clinic, and the oncology clinic. She has also started a palliative care telephone clinic and has expanded virtual palliative care in south Texas which is designed to help veterans who have trouble getting to the VA and those who need frequent follow-up receive the care that they need. These clinics have increased access to palliative care for Veterans with serious illnesses and improved the education of palliative medicine fellows, resident, and medical students.