In 2002, the Texas Medical Foundation provided funding for a lecture series to honor Dr. Frank Bryant Jr. Dr. Bryant is remembered by friends as a man that cared, and showed that he cared. He is remembered as a man who overcame adversity, yet would never accuse anyone else of being unfair. Dr. Bryant graduated from UTMB in one of the first classes to admit black students; He went on to become a respected physician, a loving family man and an advocate for the medically underserved in East San Antonio.
Dr. Bryant was the cofounder and first medical director of the Ella Austin Health Clinic and co-developer of the East San Antonio Medical Center. He served as the first African-American President of the Bexar County Medical Society and the first President of the C.A. Whittier Medical Society.
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“Frank Bryant was a gentleman of the highest order. He cared about his entire community – not only about their health, but their well-being.”
– Dr. Leonard Lawrence, colleague and friend