Making a Difference, Here & Beyond
The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
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Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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Let’s Do Big Things Together
True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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Meet Dell Med
We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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Make an Appointment People Give

Dana Sprute, M.D., MPH


M.D., Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

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


Family Medicine
Central Texas Medical Foundation, Austin, Texas

Faculty Development Fellowship, Family Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Dana 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 in San Antonio. Sprute is the program director for the Dell Medical School’s Family Medicine Residency Program, where she enjoys teaching and clinical practice.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, fellow, 2012-present; member, 1989-present
  • Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
  • National Institute of Program Director Development
  • Practice Residency Advisory Committee
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians, 1993-present
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Family
  • Texas Medical Association, 1998-present
  • Travis County Medical Society, 1993-present
Awards & Honors
  • Program Director Recognition Award, Silver Level, 2018
    Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
  • Academy of Distinguished Educators, 2017
    Dell Medical School
  • Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine, Silver Level, 2016
    Texas Medical Association
  • Program Director Recognition Award, Bronze Level, 2014
    American Academy of Family Physicians and Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
  • Best Physicians, 2014
    Austin Monthly
  • Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine, Bronze Level, 2013
    Texas Medical Association