Phillip Ponce, M.D.​

Dr. Philip Ponce - COVID-19 Research Team - UT Health San Antonio
Phillip Ponce, M.D.​

Phillip Ponce, M.D.​

Assistant Professor/Clinical

Philip Ponce attended The Pennsylvania State University — like Ohio State, you gotta have that The — for his undergraduate education and the University of Pennsylvania for medical school. He completed residency at UCSF, where he did supplementary training in HIV medicine. He went into practice after residency, working as a primary care clinician and HIV doc for patients at Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center. After 7 years in practice, he decided to complete an ID fellowship. He is an alumnus of the Brigham/MGH ID Fellowship Program, class of 2018. During fellowship he did a second clinical year in Transplant Infectious Disease.

He is currently an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases at UT Health San Antonio. His usual clinical responsibilities include serving as the Director of Transplant ID at the University Transplant Center and the Medical Director of the Kind Clinic, a nonprofit clinic focused on STI testing and treatment, HIV prevention, and HIV care. Since the advent of the COVID epidemic he has been a site co-investigator on the NIH ACTT and ACTIV clinical trials at UT Health San Antonio. He is the COVID ID liaison to the Hospital Medicine service, helping to develop the University Hospital treatment protocols, and is a regular attending on the inpatient COVID ID consult service.