lesson for them and for me is how important it is to get to know oneâ€™s patients and their families. How important these connections are, and how they will often lead to unexplainable revelations. And how rewarding the practice of medicine can be as a result. I am, indeed, a lucky man. Having Francisco Flores come back into my life this weekend was like having my grandfather Emeterio with me once again. As a doctor, as a transplant surgeon, I was able to give the gift of life to a man who trod the same dirt roads as my own family. In my role as Chancellor, I can continue to give back--not only to the community of my birth--but to Texans everywhere, ensuring first class medical care to those who, at one time, never had access to it. As Chancellor, I will continue to do just this. But between you and me, what I am really looking forward to is my next weekend on-call.
Published on Dec 18, 2013