Executive biographies:
Martha A. Medrano, M.D., M.P.H.

Photograph of Martha A. MedranoMartha A. Medrano is the Director of Behavioral Health at CommuniCare Health Centers in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Medrano has developed initiatives addressing perinatal depression as well as depression and anxiety in a population of patients with multiple medical conditions. These conditions include diabetes, hypertension, obesity and chronic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia.

Dr. Medrano is a retired Professor of the Department of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Family and Community Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), and retired Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education (CME). She is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UTHSCSA.

Dr. Medrano received her doctorate of medicine from UTHSCSA.  She is a child, adult and addiction psychiatrist who has 24 years of experience as an administrator and clinician educator.  Some of her recognitions include Hispanic Business Magazine’s 100 Top Influential Hispanics, San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and San Antonio Magazine’s Influential Physicians: Women Who Are Making a Difference.

Dr. Medrano has been supported by the Aetna Foundation to develop an online Cross-Cultural Communication Course for Health Professionals and was awarded the Edgar C. Hayhow Award for her article published in the Journal for Health Care Management entitled “Self-Assessment of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in an Ambulatory Health System.”

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