In the Media
Dr. Ortegon In The Media
At 7 years old, I already knew that I wanted to be a doctor. I was exposed to doctors and the work that they did and it was clear to me that they were able to “fix things.” I wanted to be someone who could solve problems like they did. This early influence held and becoming a doctor was the goal I had from that point forward.
I graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and then went on to complete medical school at the University of Texas. I grew up in a small town and just assumed I would be a family practice doctor. But my first rotation in medical school was in the Plastic Surgery Department where, in a single day, I was able to observe reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, and breast surgery. I was fascinated… and right away I realized that this was what I wanted to do.
I completed both my General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive residencies at the University Hospital in San Antonio.