A well-known alumna and longtime faculty member of McGovern Medical School has been named associate dean for medical school admissions in San Antonio.
Judianne Kellaway, M.D., ’87, professor of ophthalmology and holder of the Stephen A. Lasher Professorship in Ophthalmology, joined The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine in her new role in April.
“I will always feel a powerful connection to our School and hospital and the people who make them run. I was born at Hermann, worked there as a teenager, and thought I would be here forever!” Kellaway said.
A member of the Academy of Master Educators, Kellaway also served as the residency program director for Ophthalmology. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Houston and graduated from the Medical School in 1987. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey, and then returned to McGovern Medical School for a pre-residency fellowship, a retinal and general clinical fellowship, a residency in ophthalmology, and a retina-vitreous fellowship.
Kellaway joined the faculty as a clinical instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science in 1992. She also served as assistant dean for admissions and student affairs from 2006-10.
Board-certified in ophthalmology, she has served as attending physician at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, and LBJ General Hospital. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Alpha Omega Alpha, the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, the Leonard Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine, Outstanding Teacher Award for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, in addition to community awards, such as the West University Little League Volunteer of the Year.