Ruth Serrano Pinilla, M.D.​

Dr. Ruth Carolina Serrano Pinilla - COVID-19 Research Team - UT Health San Antonio
Ruth Serrano Pinilla, M.D.​

Ruth Serrano Pinilla, M.D.​

Assistant Professor/Clinical

Dr. Serrano is an Assistant Professor in the Infectious Disease Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

She attended Medical School in the “Universidad de Carabobo” in Valencia, Venezuela. She quickly identified her interest in Infectious Diseases during her rural rotation in a remote community near the Orinoco River in Venezuela after treating many patients with tropical infectious diseases. She completed Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship in the University of Texas in San Antonio. Dr. Serrano provides treatment for patients with complex infections requiring long term antibiotics in the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Clinic (OPAT) in the Robert B Green Clinic from the University Hospital System. She actively participates in research projects evaluating outcomes of patients who have received OPAT therapy and is interested in evaluating clinical outcomes of patients with complicated fungal infections.

She is also a provider and Medical Director at the Alamo Area Resource Center, a community clinic focused in providing integral care for LGTBQ patients and people living with HIV in San Antonio. She is an expert on pre and post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, transgender care, integral treatment for people living with HIV, Hepatitis B and C. She is a strong advocate for prevention, linkage to care and early treatment for people living with HIV and is passionate about increasing access to care for minorities and LatinX communities.

Dr. Serrano also participates as lead specialist in the TACKLE HIV/HCV ECHO project, a telemedicine project designed to provide care to people living with HIV and HCV, in the attempt to increase access to care to underserved communities. She also actively participates in teaching Medical Students, Residents, fellows, and other trainees in the UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine.