About Dr. Frank Bryant, Jr.
A native of San Antonio, Dr. Frank Bryant Jr. was a graduate of St. Philip’s College and later received his degree in medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He served his country in the Army Medical Corps before returning to San Antonio to serve his community.
In addition to being a respected physician, Dr. Bryant advocated for the medically underserved of San Antonio’s east side. He lent his time and efforts to a number of projects that significantly improved community access to quality health care. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Bryant was the co-developer of the East San Antonio Medical Center as well as co-founder and first medical director of the Ella Austin Health Clinic. He was the first African-American President of the Bexar County Medical Society and first President of the C.A. Whittier Medical Society.
Upon Dr. Bryant’s passing in 1999, St. Philip’s College lost one of its strongest allies and most generous benefactors. It is in his memory that we have dedicated the Patient Simulation Center and Nursing Laboratories, in the hope that we educate the next generation of healthcare professionals to the same professional and ethical standards.
Visit the annual Frank Bryant Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics.