50 Heroes: Dr. Paul Saperstein
A U.S. Navy veteran, Dr. Saperstein operated a private practice in Kansas City, Mo., and Fort Worth prior to joining UNTHSC. At HSC, Dr. Saperstein was a professor and faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and a physician at the old osteopathic hospital.
Beloved by his patients and students, Dr. Saperstein was often featured in Fort Worth Magazine in its “Top Docs” issue, and named Clinical Faculty of the Year or Teacher of the Year at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 1997, Dr. Saperstein established the Phillip P. Saperstein, DO, Award for Outstanding Family Practice Resident in the Family Practice Residency Program at UNTHSC.
Dr. Saperstein not only helped prepare TCOM students to practice medicine but also advanced his profession through participation in medical associations. He was a leader on campus and helped enhance UNTHSC by serving on numerous university committees.
Join us throughout 2020 as we celebrate the people, events and innovations that made UNTHSC all it is today — and look ahead to the next 50 years.
For the 50th anniversary, team members nominated people whose contributions make them HSC Heroes. Each week, a new Hero will be revealed.
View the list of all our Hero profiles published so far this year. There is a new one each week.
Dr. Emanuel George, III, aka “DrEG3,” is on a mission to impact and serve 1 million people. He is well on his way, advocating for students, alumni and the greater pharmacy community. “I believe that I am a servant to all people,” Dr. George said. “I hope to help people become and li...Read more
Dec 2, 2021
By Sally Crocker Over the years, Bruce Budowle, PhD, has been recognized in various ways for his lifelong dedication to uncovering mysteries, bringing long-sought answers to families and communities, and developing novel ways to improve the science behind forensic medicine. After spending...Read more
Dec 1, 2021
By Sally Crocker Nolan Kline, PhD, is the kind of person who can’t sit by when action is needed. A defining moment early in his college experience led Dr. Kline to a career in public health education, research and service, and as a new faculty member in the HSC School of Public Health, h...Read more
Nov 23, 2021
By Steven Bartolotta In 1998, Christopher Hull, DO and 1979 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine alum, was wearing a signature hat from his vast collection, as he walked through a hospital hallway. A patient came up to him and asked if he was wearing a welder’s hat. “Yes,” said...Read more
Nov 22, 2021