Four UTHSCT physicians achieve distinction in their fields

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Four physicians associated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler recently achieved distinction in their respective fields.

They are Rodolfo Amaro, MD; Nirmala Bangalore, MD; Aman Dhillon, MD; and Chiagozie Nwasuruba, MD.

Dr. Amaro, associate professor of pediatrics, has been awarded a certificate of added qualification in sleep medicine from the American Board of Pediatrics.

He is also board certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology.

Dr. Amaro, who joined UTHSCT in 1993, is the director of its Cystic Fibrosis Satellite Center and has served as a consultant in pediatric tuberculosis for the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Dr. Bangalore, assistant professor of medicine, has been awarded a certificate of added qualifications in geriatrics by the American Board of Family Medicine. Geriatrics is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect older adults.

She is also board certified in family medicine.

Dr. Bangalore joined UTHSCT in 2006 after completing her fellowship in geriatrics at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., and her residency in family medicine at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Dhillon, an assistant professor of occupational and environmental medicine in the Department of Occupational Health Sciences, has achieved board certification in occupational medicine from the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

He is also board certified in family medicine.

Dr. Dhillon is medical director of UTHSCT’s occupational health clinic, graduating from UTHSCT’s Occupational Medicine Residency Program this past summer.

In addition, he has a master’s in environmental science from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, where he is an adjunct assistant professor.

Dr. Nwasuruba, an associate professor of medicine, has been designated a specialist in clinical hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension.

This program recognizes physicians with expert skills and knowledge in the management of clinical hypertension – high blood pressure – and related disorders.

Dr. Nwasuruba, who came to UTHSCT in 1996, is the only physician in Tyler with this designation, according to the society’s Web site. He is also board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Nwasuruba won the Will Avery Family Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year Award from the Health Science Center in 2007.

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