PETER

WHITNEY-CASHIO, MD

I was born in Baton Rouge, LA but quickly moved to Houston when I was six. Shortly after graduating high school, I enlisted in the US Marine Corps as an Intelligence Analyst and was stationed in Virginia Beach, VA, Okinawa, Japan, and Camp Pendleton, CA. 


Following the Marine Corps, I went on to complete my undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Science in Developmental Biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center/UT Houston, and medical school at UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Residency training in Emergency Medicine and Board Certification (American Board of Emergency Medicine) followed.

(I like to tell my boys that I "Graduated from the 27th grade" whenever they complain about school)


My professional interests include preventative care, men's health, pain management, and critical care. Our family lives in Dripping Springs  and when not in the office you can find me powerlifting, learning to fly, shooting guns and writing. 

Care Philosophy

"I'm interested in the whole patient. I recognize that each person is more than age/job/family status, but also someone who has family and friends, dreams and aspirations. The only way to understand this is to give each person the time necessary to tell their story.


As the old medical school saying goes, 'Listen long enough and the patient will describe their diagnosis.'

My practice is collaborative. You and I are a team working together for YOUR best health.


What does that mean?

  • Sometimes prescription medicine isn't always the best, first answer.

  • Lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy) can often eliminate the need for a drug regimen.

  • If, however, this isn't possible or successful, then you and I develop your best care plan."

Accepting New Patients - YES

Education 

Undergraduate: University of Texas, Austin (2000)

Master of Science: MDACC/UT Houston HSC (2005)

Medical - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2009)

​​Residency - University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA (2012)

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Throughout my research and medical career, I’ve had the opportunity to research and report on a broad range of topics and fields. A special interest is the regulation of apoptosis, which is also known as programmed cell death. This process is often completely shut down in cancer. Drosophila melanogaster, also known as the common fruit fly, has been one of the key organisms involved in modern understanding of human genetics.

University Building

THE INTRODUCTION OF PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATION TO A UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY: THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Jan; (1):240-2.

A review of the challenges and benefits of installing a public access defibrillation system to a university community.

Cell under Atomic Microscope

GENETIC CONTROL OF PROGRAMMED CELL DEATH IN​ DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER

Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2005 Apr;16(2):225-35.

A review of the mechanisms controlling programmed cell death (apoptosis) in the fruit fly model organism. 

Glial Cells

TRAMTRACK69 REPRESSES REAPER-INDUCED MIDLINE GLIA CELL DEATH IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER

(THESIS: MASTER OF SCIENCE)

Dec 15, 2004

Capstone thesis resulting from research at the UT Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences/MD Anderson Cancer Center (2001-2005).

Principal Investigator: Andreas Bergmann, PhD

 

SEMINARS AND LECTURES

Every good physician excels as a teacher. Passing on knowledge to those up and coming in medicine as well as our patients is a sacred tenet for those swearing to the Hippocratic Oath.


Given to residents, medical students, and researchers. 

COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE

Instructional lecture/orientation to UTSW residency program. Review of major learning points for clinical diagnosis and management of various collagen vascular disease-related emergencies, and in-service board review.

HEAD, EAR, EYES, NOSE, & THROAT REVIEW

Instructional lecture/orientation to UTSW residency program. Review of major learning points for clinical diagnosis and management of various HEENT emergencies and in-service board review.

INTERPRETATION OF THE THORACIC AND LUMBAR RADIOGRAPH

Instructional lecture/orientation to residency program on interpretation of the T & L radiographs, common pitfalls, and strategies to optimize study outcomes.

OFF SERVICE RESIDENT’S CURRICULUM

Orientation to the Emergency Department for off service residents. Includes lectures on common ED presentations, management options, and how to optimize efficiency in the ED

MEDICAL STUDENT SKILLS COURSE(S)

Instruction and practical application of the various skills expected of resident physicians, including IV access, central venous access, direct laryngoscopy for intubation, placement of chest tubes, and cricothyroidotomy.

PUMONARY EMBOLISM: RECOGNITION AND MANAGEMENT IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Instructional lecture to residency program on the recognition of PE, diagnostic strategies, and acute management and stabilization. Includes clinical approach, risk management, diagnostic pitfalls, and admission versus disposition strategies.

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

Dissection of the infratemporal region.

UTHSC San Antonio Senior Gross Anatomy Teaching Elective.

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

Dissection of the Muscles of Facial Expression


UTHSC San Antonio Senior Gross Anatomy Teaching Elective.

INVITED SEMINAR

Role of Tramtrack-69 (ttk69) Protein interaction with regulation of midline glial cell death​ ​in ​Drosophila melanogaster.

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Genes & Development Program Annual Retreat

 

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