Dr. Mandie Alice Tibball Svatek

Dr. Mandie Svatek’s level of energy and enthusiasm for life is infectious. She’s a clinician and an assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

She is also a proud mother of three children, all under the age of 10 and a competitive triathlete and distance runner.  Just last month she competed in the US National’s Olympic-Distance Triathlon in Milwaukee.

Dr. Svatek attended Leon Valley Elementary School, Rudder Middle School and graduated from Marshall High School in 1993. She successfully juggled high-performance academics and athletics as an honor student, competing in cross country, track, swimming and water polo. 

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in which she competed on the NCAA Division 1 Swim Team and served as captain her senior year. 

She went on to receive her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and trained in the field of pediatrics at UT Southwestern in Dallas.

Her current career goals are building and maintaining a children’s asthma program within the University Health System, as well as educating and exceling in quality improvement.

Dr. Svatek says she’s fortunate because she can devote time for her family and her career while also finding time to train and compete in endurance events.

Photograph: 
Pillar of...: 
Respect
School: 
Marshall High School
Year: 
2015
Class of ...: 
1993