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Reunion Schedule

This year’s Alumni Reunion will take place Wednesday, April 3 – Friday, April 5.

We’ll kick things off on Wednesday evening with a Welcome Reception. Thursday will include a full day of informative programming, ending with a fun reception, and we’ll conclude Friday morning with our Breakfast and Book Reading.

Check out the full schedule below and register today!

Wednesday, April 3 

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception 

Help us kick off Reunion weekend by enjoying some drinks and delicious bites, while connecting with other alumni as well as current Baylor students, leaders and staff. 

Thursday, April 4 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Check-In and Breakfast  

After checking in at registration, enjoy a continental breakfast and catch up with other Reunion attendees. 

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
president dr paul klotman
State of the College
Building on Excellence, Focused on the Future

Paul Klotman, M.D.

President, CEO and Executive Dean, Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine accomplished a great deal in the last year and has exciting plans on the horizon. Hear the latest updates and developments about Baylor’s incredible work across its mission areas, from educating the next generation of healthcare providers and the opening of a regional School of Medicine campus, to new biomedical research discoveries to expanding Baylor Medicine’s clinical care programs and new locations. A continental breakfast will be provided.  

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and at Baylor

Vamshi Punugoti, M.S. 

Executive Director, Research and Data, Baylor College of Medicine 

Artificial intelligence holds tremendous potential for the medical industry, including possible applications for decision support systems, machine learning models for diagnostics, streamlined clinical operations and provider burnout reduction. Learn what Baylor is doing to balance this transformative tool’s benefits against valid concerns about preserving the quality of patient care. 

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cancer Care and Research – From Cells to Community

Pavan Reddy, M.D.

Director and Professor, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

The John M. O’Quinn Foundation Chair in Cancer

Senior Associate Dean, Cancer Programs, Baylor College of Medicine

Cell therapy can offer patients a life-saving cancer treatment. However, many oncology patients, especially those from socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, struggle to access these transformative treatments. Hear from Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Dr. Pavan Reddy what Baylor is doing to address cancer care disparities. 

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Student Poster Presentations  

Meet our outstanding medical students and review their impressive research projects. 

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Keynote Luncheon
Leading Transformational Global Health Through Public Private Partnerships

Hear how Baylor College of Medicine, in partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital, Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation, Ministries of Health, and other corporate and private philanthropy, established one of the most transformational mother and child HIV prevention, care and treatment initiatives in the world to address the scarcity in financial resources and physician capacity in Africa to tackle the HIV/AIDS scourge at the turn of the 21st century.  Those clinical centers of excellence and their respective Baylor- affiliated non-government organizations have since expanded their scope, mission and footprints to be a global leader in women’s and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lunch will be provided. 


Susan P. Raine, M.D., J.D., L.L.M., M.Ed.
Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Education, Innovation, and Technology; Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Associate dean of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development
Baylor College of Medicine

John L. Damonti 
President, Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, and Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy and Patient Assistance, Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Mogomotsi Matshaba, M.B.B.Ch. (M.D.)
Executive Director, Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence Trust, and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Michael B. Mizwa
Chief Executive Officer, Baylor College of Medicine Global Health, and President, Texas Children’s Global


Rachel W. Davis, M.D. ’14, Res. ’21  

Director, Baylor Center for Global Surgery, Director, Global Surgery Track of the General Surgery Residency Program, and Assistant Professor, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Campus Tours

Take a tour and hear about Baylor’s plans for its next-generation teaching and learning facilities.  

Please meet in the lobby of Hotel ZaZa. Transportation will be provided from Hotel ZaZa and back. 

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Alumni Reception

Reconnect with old friends and make new ones during our highly anticipated Alumni Reception. Food stations, drinks and a dessert bar will be provided. 

Friday, April 5

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Book Reading 
“The People’s Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine”

Ricardo Nuila, M.D. ‘06 
Associate Professor, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Director, Humanities Expression and Arts Lab, Baylor College of Medicine 

Join us for breakfast and insightful conversation with Dr. Ricardo Nuila as he discusses his compelling book, “The People’s Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine.” Through the lens of Dr. Nuila’s experiences at Harris County’s Ben Taub Hospital, delve into a thought-provoking exploration of the challenges and triumphs of delivering healthcare to underserved, uninsured Houstonians. The author will read a selection from his book, and signed copies will be distributed to attendees.