Anna Espinoza, MD
Dr. Espinoza serves as the Assistant Director of NorTex and a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC). Dr. Espinoza provides oversight for all NorTex research projects, and supervises and coordinates project-specific research associates. She also serves as the liaison for Institutional Review Board activities at UNTHSC and organizations across north Texas. She assists primary care providers with study implementation, coordination quality improvement activities, and training assistance.
She has experience recruiting physicians to participate in research studies and collaborating with investigators for subject recruitment at multiple sites. In her role, she facilitates the expansion of research between the NorTex and outside organizations including hospital systems, private practices, county health systems, and federal and rural clinics. Dr. Espinoza received her MD degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, in 1981 and completed her residency in gastroenterology in 1986. She was in the Venezuelan Navy for 16 years and reached the rank of commander. While in the Navy, she saw patients in naval bases in remote areas of Venezuela for several years and practiced as a gastroenterologist for 11 years at the military hospital in the capital, Caracas, before immigrating to Fort Worth, Texas, with her family.