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Dana Sprute, M.D., MPH

Education

M.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

MPH, Public Health/Maternal & Child Health
University of California at Los Angeles

Residency/Fellowship

Family Medicine
Central Texas Medical Foundation

Faculty Development Fellowship, Family Medicine
University of North Carolina

About

Dana Sprute, M.D., MPH, FAAFP, is an associate professor in the Department of Population Health and program director of the Family Medicine Residency, where she enjoys teaching and clinical practice.

Sprute is a native of Idaho. She earned a master’s in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a medical degree from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Sprute is affiliated with many professional organizations, including American Academy of Family Physicians, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Texas Academy of Family Physicians Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Medical Association and Travis County Medical Society.

Additionally, Sprute has received numerous awards recognizing her work. Dell Medical School awarded her the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2019 and Academy of Distinguished Educators in 2017. The American Academy of Family Physicians and Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors awarded her the Program Director Recognition Award, Silver Level, in 2018 and bronze level in 2014. She received the Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine, Silver Level, in 2016 and bronze level in 2013 from the Texas Medical Association. Sprute was also named to Austin Monthly’s best physicians list, which is peer-selected, in 2014.

Professional Affiliations
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee, 2017-Present
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
    Fellow, 2012-Present
  • Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
    2009-Present
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
    2000-Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians
    1993-Present
Awards & Honors
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
    Dell Medical School, 2019
  • Program Director Recognition Award, Silver Level
    American Academy of Family Physicians & Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, 2018
  • Academy of Distinguished Educators
    Dell Medical School, 2017
  • Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine, Silver Level
    Texas Medical Association, 2016
  • Program Director Recognition Award, Bronze Level
    American Academy of Family Physicians & Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, 2014