Patrick Aguilar, M.D.
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
Residency, Internal Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Fellowship, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Patrick Aguilar, M.D., is an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Aguilar is a pulmonologist and medical intensivist with extensive experience in medical education and organizational leadership. After completion of training, Aguilar became medical director of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas before moving back to St. Louis where he served as director of medical critical care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
In addition to his work training learners of all levels in the practice of critical care medicine, Aguilar has an academic interest in the application of organizational psychology principles to health care environments. In addition to his work developing a formal M.D.-MBA program at Washington University School of Medicine, he was instrumental in the development of an innovation curriculum for medical students.
In August 2020, Aguilar became chief medical officer of MedWise, a health care venture being launched by Tulsa-based QuikTrip. In that role, Aguilar manages clinical strategy and works to support a team of health care professionals focused on using empathy to provide an improved health care experience.