Three UT Health Science Center physicians earn board certifications

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Three physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler – Kent Davis, MD; William Hyman, MD; and Chiagozie Nwasuruba, MD – have received board certifications in their respective fields.

Dr. Davis, medical director of UTHSCT’s Center for Healthy Aging, has been recertified in geriatric medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Geriatrics is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease in older people.

He is also board certified in internal medicine and is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. Dr. Davis joined the Health Science Center in 1989.

Dr. Hyman and Dr. Nwasuruba both recently earned board certifications in hospice and palliative medicine from the ABIM.

Palliative care relieves the symptoms of serious diseases – both physical and psychological – without curing the disease. Hospice care is end-of-life care that includes medical, psychological, and spiritual support. Hospice care includes palliative care, but palliative care can be provided at any stage of a disease to provide comfort and improve quality of life.

Dr. Hyman, an assistant professor of medicine, is also board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. He has been a cancer specialist in Tyler since 1990 and joined UTHSCT last fall.

Dr. Nwasuruba, a professor of medicine, is board certified in internal medicine and has been designated a specialist in clinical hypertension – high blood pressure – by the American Society of Hypertension. He is a hospitalist at UTHSCT, caring for patients while they are in the hospital. Dr. Nwasuruba joined the Health Science Center in 1996.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million to the Northeast Texas region. In FY 2010, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 75 competitive grants and contracts totaling more than $14 million. As the academic medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education program – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond.

NOTICE: Protected health information is subject to electronic disclosure.