Dr. Sanchez-Reilly is an associate professor, board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and hospice/palliative medicine. Dr. Sanchez-Reilly is the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director at the Health Science Center. Dr. Sanchez-Reilly has earned a national reputation in palliative care education and end-of-life communication research. Dr. Sanchez-Reilly actively participates in national societies such as the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) (Ethics Committee Member), and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) supported group that developed the competencies and assessment tools for all palliative medicine fellowships. Dr. Sanchez-Reilly received a Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) from the Department of Health and Human Services through which she established a Palliative Care Consultation Program for older adults.
Dr. Sanchez-Reilly is a member of the School of Medicine Curriculum Committee and has been on the task force to reform the Curriculum. Dr. Sanchez-Reilly is the director of the NIA-funded UT Medical Students Teaching in Aging Research Program (MSTAR), influencing several medical students to pursue a geriatrics and palliative medicine related career. Dr. Sanchez-Reilly has mentored many learners to become faculty members and has been influential in expanding palliative care clinical services locally. Moreover, Dr. Sanchez-Reilly leads the palliative care programs at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS), and serves as the associate director for education and evaluation for the San Antonio VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC).