Meet Dr. Straight
Dr. Timothy Straight has been in practice for over 20 years and is a recognized expert in both vein diseases and conditions of the skin. With a diverse experience in medicine – he is uniquely qualified to care for patients with severe varicose veins, complications of vein disease, lower extremity wounds, and skin conditions of all kinds. Dr. Straight founded Texas Skin & Vein in order to create a center of excellence for skin and vein care in Texas with a focus on the patient experience and extraordinary outcomes.
- B.S. Biology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
- MD, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
- PhD, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
- Internal Medicine Internship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.
- Internal Medicine Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.
- Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.
- Dermatology Residency, University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio, TX
- American Board Dermatology
- American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
- Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS)
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases 2005-2015
- American Board of Internal Medicine 2001-2011
- Texas (Active)
Dr. Straight was born in San Antonio Texas, and has lived here with this family since 2005. He graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a B.S. in Biology and joined the U.S. Army in 1994. He then attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. He went on to complete a rigorous 3-year residency program in Internal Medicine at the prestigious Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. followed by an additional 3-year fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Walter Reed; achieving board certification in both specialties.
Early in his career, Dr. Straight was recognized for his work in vaccine development and medical research at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, USU, and Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) leading to multiple research grants, publications, and a PhD from USU in Emerging Infectious Diseases. Dr. Straight was also the founding Program Director of the Army’s Clinical Research Fellowship training program. In 2008, Dr. Straight deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as Chief of Medicine for one of two combat support hospitals in Baghdad, Iraq. After several years working as an Infectious Diseases physician caring for wounded warriors with complex infections from battlefield wounds as well as the skin problems that followed – he became inspired to do more. Dr. Straight completed an additional 3-year residency training in dermatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and earned his board certification from the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. Straight returned to military service and deployed to Afghanistan from 2012-2013 as the Squadron Surgeon for an armored reconnaissance squadron. He then served as Chief of Dermatology at BAMC and Wilford Hall for several years, which is home to one of the largest dermatology training programs in the country. While teaching and providing general dermatology, surgical, laser, and cosmetic services to patients, Dr. Straight’s prior expertise had helped him develop a niche in infectious diseases of the skin, which frequently included the management of lower extremity wounds and leg ulcers. As many of these conditions are caused or complicated by vein and lymphatic disease, Dr. Straight worked hard to increase his expertise in these areas. He completed 2 years of additional training under the supervision of vein specialists at BAMC as well as some of the nation’s best vein clinics to become credentialed in the procedural treatment and management of vein and lymphatic diseases as well as the interpretation of vascular ultrasound. He also achieved Diplomate status with the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Straight has had numerous publications, presentations, awards, and was selected for the Order of Military Medical Merit. He was recognized by the Army Surgeon General with the Army’s “A” designator for expertise in his field. The pinnacle of Dr. Straight’s military career was serving as the Chief Medical Officer of Brooke Army Medical Center, the nation’s largest military medical facility and medical training platform from 2017 to 2019. Dr. Straight retired as a Colonel in 2019 after 25 years of service, and was awarded the Legion of Merit for his many contributions to Army medicine.
Texas Skin and Vein opened its doors in early 2020 with the goal of becoming the most trusted resource for doctors and patients in San Antonio and surrounding areas of South Texas seeking expert care for any skin or varicose vein problems.
Dr. Straight is happily married to Dr. Ann Straight (San Antonio’s favorite pediatric endocrinologist) and they have two amazing children.