Focus on Faculty

We are proud to spotlight University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine faculty and their achievements through the City of San Antonio and the field of research and medicine. Please take some time to view previous faculty who have been featured on the Office of Faculty Affairs homepage.

Spring, 2021- Dr. Linda Grace Solis

Dr Linda Grace SolisDr. Linda Grace Solis joined the faculty at UIWSOM in June 2017, just weeks before the inaugural DO class matriculated. She has long been passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues as related to medical education and to healthcare in general. Joining the faculty at UIWSOM has allowed her a much broader platform for this work. She serves on the inaugural Council on Diversity and Equity (CDE) at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and has been instrumental in amplifying the need for physicians to demonstrate competence in social justice and equity issues in order to be exemplary osteopathic physicians. Through the CDE, Dr. Solis had the opportunity to work with an inter-professional and cross-organizational team to create a suite of interactive, online learning modules focused on topics that are foundational to DEI competence. These modules are available free of charge at NRMNet. In addition to her work at the national level, Dr. Solis is involved with DEI efforts at both UIWSOM and at the larger university. She serves as faculty advisor for several learner affinity groups at UIWSOM and loves getting to know the learners through these groups. She delights in mentoring students on their journeys to and through medical school, especially those students who are considered to be under-represented in healthcare. Finally, she serves on the Board of Directors for the National Healthcare Diversity Council and as chair of the Board of Commissioners for the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio. She is also a member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) and an inaugural member of that organization’s Health Professions Chapter. Dr. Solis holds a PhD in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University. She fervently hopes for, and works toward, a more just and equitable world and is doing what she can to bring those ideals to medical education and healthcare.

October, 2020 - Dr. Melissa Walker

Dr Melissa WalkerDr. Melissa Walker has been in practice in the near eastside of San Antonio for greater than fifteen years. She not only practices there but continues to involve herself in the community by providing programs to help educate and inspire its residents. In 2012, she started an organization called Heal the Healer San Antonio and hosts a yearly symposium for both formal and informal caregivers. Recently, Dr. Walker has been selected to be a member of a community advisory board for the former Rivard Report (The San Antonio Report). She has also appeared as a panelist for multiple COVID-19 conversations. Dr. Walker is a graduate of Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Walker has received numerous awards and recognitions for both her practice of medicine and volunteerism. She is a vivacious public speaker who often gives a medical and spiritual perspective in her talks. She often comments that “Medicine is a calling and I hope to make a difference in the lives of all patients I encounter.”

September, 2020 - Dr. Donald Currie

Dr. Donald CurrieDr. Currie has been recognized as one of San Antonio’s Best Doctors in San Antonio Magazine for many years including 2020 in Physical Medical and Rehabilitation. Dr. Currie received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residencies at the combined program of the Baylor University Medical Center and University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and the University of Washington in Seattle. He has special skills and interests in caring for the most severely disabled children and in the technology that can help these children attain the best outcomes and best quality of life. He is the only doctor to have won the Presidential Awards for both Teaching and Clinical Excellence at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Currie is also certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. We are proud and honored to have Dr. Currie on our Doctor of Osteopathic Clinical Skills (DOCS) Team. Congratulations, Dr. Currie!