James H. Atkins, Jr., M.D. is the founder of the Texas Sinus Center and a national leader in Balloon Sinuplasty research and education. Ten years ago the Texas Sinus Center was formed to integrate the three diagnostic modalities needed to appropriately diagnose patients with sinus disorders. These modalities include endoscopic nasal evaluation, allergy testing and [...]
Current Role: Since September 2002, has served as a member of senior leadership for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. Named Vice President and Administrator for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital in 2008. Passionate about improving the health and wellness of children in South Texas. Currently leading the effort to transform CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital [...]
General Edward A. Rice Jr. is Commander, Air Education and Training Command (AETC),
Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He is responsible for the recruiting, training and education of Air Force personnel. His command includes the Air Force Recruiting Service, a numbered air force and Air University. AETC trains more than 293,000 students per year and consists [...]
Oliver R. Crawford became the oldest person to experience high flight in a U-2 “Dragon Lady” at Beale AFB, CA. On the same flight, he became the oldest to exceed the Armstrong limit, an altitude of 63,000 feet while climbing to an altitude exceeding 70,000. He is a business consultant, private investor and is active [...]
Dr. Pamela Otto is the Interim Chair of the Department of Radiology at the School of Medicine in the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The Department of Radiology is the second largest Radiological Sciences Graduate Degree Program in the United States with the only defined Radiology Resident-Ph.D. program in the country. The department also has a nationally-recognized [...]
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Robert D. Gaylor was adviser to Secretary of the Air Force John C. Stetson and Chiefs of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David C. Jones and Gen. Lew Allen Jr. on matters concerning welfare, effective utilization and progress of the enlisted members of the Air Force. He [...]
John Thurman, San Antonio Real Estate Broker, Owner and Founder of the Heart of Texas Realty Company. The San Antonio Business Journal ranked John at the top Realtor® in the market in 2007. This past year, he represented the Secretary of the US Air Force at the National Security Forum US AF War College as [...]
Henry P. “Pete” Van de Putte is a San Antonian through and through. Today he’s the boss at Dixie Flag, which for more than 50 years has been manufacturing flags and banners on San Antonio’s East Side. But running a business was not one of Pete’s early goals, nor was making flags. For the longest [...]
Hanna E. Abboud, M.D., the Jay H. Stein Professor in the department of medicine and chief of the division of nephrology, received this year’s highest honor – the 2005 Presidential Distinguished Scholar Award. Dr. Abboud is one of the world’s leaders in the research and treatment of kidney disease.
Under Dr. Abboud’s leadership, the Health Science [...]
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Health by Design was founded in 1982 by Dr. David M. Player, a San Antonio nephrologist. Dr. Player’s vision was to teach patients a lifestyle of wellness and provide an opportunity to obtain preventive care through trusted physician/patient relationships. Dr. Player received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine with a sub-specialty in Nephrology.