Lanning D. Jones, M.D. FAAP
Dr. Lanning Jones is a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1970 and his medical degree from Duke University Medical School in 1974.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Jones moved to San Antonio for his pediatric residency at University Hospital and was chief resident during his third year.
Upon completion of residency in 1977, Dr. Jones started Southwest Children’s Center and has been here ever Read More…
W. Wayne Grant, M.D. FAAP
Dr. Wilson Wayne Grant has been associated with Southwest Children’s Center since 1980. He is a graduate of Howard Payne University where he graduated with honors. His medical, pediatric and child development training was completed at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, Texas. For ten years, he practiced pediatrics and child development in El Paso, Texas where he served on the faculty of the Texas Tech School of Medicine.
In 1980, he moved to San Antonio, Texas and Read More…
Marshall J. Benbow, M.D. FAAP
Dr. Marshall Benbow is a board certified pediatrician who completed his formal education and has practiced general pediatrics exclusively at Southwest Children’s Center since 1981. His premedical education was completed at Texas A&M, class of 1976, Whoop!, medical education at UTMB Galveston in 1978, and pediatric residency at OU Health Science Center, Oklahoma City in 1981.
His leisure activities include cooking (and therefore eating), golf, fishing, skiing, hunting and most other things “outdoors”. He aspires to be a member of Read More…
Rose C. Cofer M.D. FAAP
Dr. Rose Cofer is a board certified pediatrician working with Southwest Children’s Center since 1996. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Women’s University with a BS in physical therapy. After working one year as a physical therapist, Dr. Cofer went on to attend medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed her residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She stayed on as an attending physician for four years after completing her training Read More…
Shelly M. McNair M.D. FAAP
Dr. Shelly McNair is a board certified pediatrician associated with Southwest Children’s Center since 1998. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois in 1987. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and completed residency training at Wilford Hall USAF Residency Program.
Dr. McNair spent her first year after residency as the Chief of Residents and then went on to become a Staff Pediatrician at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. During her time at Wilford Hall, Read More…
Tina Boylston, M.D. FAAP
Dr. Tina Boylston is a board certified pediatrician who joined Southwest Children’s Center in 2004. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1996. She received several accolades during her undergraduate education including Dean’s List and Outstanding Student of the College of Science and Engineering. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and pediatric residency training at Baylor College of Medicine.
After completing her training, Dr. Boylston spent Read More…
Shannon Austin, M.D. FAAP
Dr. Shannon Austin is a board certified pediatrician and joined Southwest Children’s Center in 2009. Dr. Austin was born and raised in Houston, TX. She moved to San Antonio to attend Trinity University for undergraduate school and has been here ever since. From college, she continued on to attend both medical school and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
San Antonio has become home to Dr. Austin, her husband Scott, and two sons Chase Read More…
L. Patrick Finklea, M.D. FAAP
Dr. L. Patrick Finklea is a 2002 graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, where he played division one soccer and received the Outstanding Departmental Award in Philosophy. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and pediatric residency training at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. During this training, he was awarded the Children’s Health Advocate of the Year by the Medical Legal Assistance for Families and volunteered at Camp Camp for Read More…
Lewis M. Purnell, M.D. FAAP
Dr. Lewis Purnell was a board certified pediatrician who worked with Southwest Children’s Center from 1986 until his death in 2011. He grew up in Chicago IL and moved to San Antonio as an 8th grader with his family. Dr. Purnell graduated from Marshall High School. He attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin TX and graduated with a BS in Biology and a BA in Chemistry. Dr. Purnell attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He graduated in 1982 the Read More…
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