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Meet a Preceptor: Suresh Antony, MD

Suresh Antony, MDSuresh J. Antony, MD, is a preceptor in El Paso, Texas who has been with the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine from the very beginning. Dr. Antony runs his own private practice and oversees three to five medical students per year in the infectious diseases clinical rotation. He also hosts a non-clinical research elective for students.

Since becoming a preceptor in 2016, Dr. Antony has been incredibly involved with student education and portfolio development. He has co-authored 12 papers with Burrell College students; an additional three papers are underway. Dr. Antony has also published a book chapter with now alumna Marlina Ponce de Leon, DO.

“Dr. Antony has been one of our most involved preceptors and we are truly lucky to have him,” says Muneer Assi, DO, regional assistant dean of the El Paso hub. “Preceptors in El Paso are not paid for their work and time spent teaching our students. Dr. Antony does this out of the kindness of his heart and because he enjoys mentoring future physicians.”

Dr. Antony earned his medical degree from the University of Mysore in Mysore, India and a doctoral degree in allied health sciences from Pacific Western University. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of the West Indies and East Carolina University. Dr. Antony then went on to complete a fellowship in infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Antony is a fellow of the both the American College of Physicians (FACP) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA).

In addition to mentoring Burrell College medical students, Dr. Antony formerly served as the assistant dean of clinical education and a clinical professor of medicine. In his spare time, he trains residents and students at Texas Tech Health Science Center.