Long School of Medicine

Invited Speakers

Pediatrics for the Practitioner Virtual Conference

Topics & Invited Speakers

Aimee Smidt, MD, FAAD, FAAP
Chair, Department of Dermatology

Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aimee Smidt

Mike Rajnik, MD
Infectious Disease Division Director
Uniformed Services University
F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
Bethesda, Maryland

Mike Rajnik

Kari Simonsen, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Division of Pediatric Infection Disease
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Kari Simonsen

James H. Brien, DO
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
McLane Children’s Hospital
Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas A&M College of Medicine
Temple, Texas


Ryan D. Van Ramshorst, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Director, Medicaid & CHIP Services
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Adjoint Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics

UT Health San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano-Long School of Medicine

Ryan Van Ramshorst

Ginnie L. Abarbanell, MD
Division Chief, Division of Cardiology
Pediatric Heart Center
UT Health San Antonio


Golareh Agha, PhD
Chief of Informatics
San Antonio Metropolitan Health
San Antonio, Texas

Golareh Agha

Rachel Pearson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities
Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Rachel Person

Jon Courand,MD, FAAP
Professor and Vice Chair for Pediatrics
Assistant Dean for Wellness in Graduate Medical Education
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas


Sebastian Welsh, MD
Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology
Brooke Army Medical Center
San Antonio, Texas

Photo not available

Jessica Goetz, DO
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Urology
Division Chief
Assistant Residency Program Director
UT Health San Antonio


Sarah Ditch, MD
Adolescent Medicine Staff Physician
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft Sam Houston, TX


John M. Oberlin, MD
Lt Col, USAF, MC
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics/Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology Division/Brooke Army Medical Center
Pediatrics Flight Commander/959th Medical Operations Squadron


David S. Jones, MD
South Texas Pediatric Gastroenterology
San Antonio, Texas


Deena E. Sutter, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio