Kenneth Stupka, II, MD, MPH
Dr. Kenneth Stupka, II joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2018. He is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic - Island East.
Dr. Stupka earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Texas A&M Health Science Center in Bryan, Texas, and a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.
Dr. Stupka is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).
Dr. Stupka's academic and clinical interests include sports medicine, integrative medicine, preventive and community medicine, and adolescent medicine.
A Personal Note from Dr. Stupka
I grew up in South East Texas and have had a passion for medicine since I can first recall. I started my education at Texas A&M University in College Station where I completed my undergraduate degree. Upon completion of undergrad, I went on a medical mission trip to Costa Rica where I volunteered with an international pediatric organization seeing children in low income clinics. This experience helped further stoke my passion for medicine as well as encouraged my interest in public health. As a result, I completed at Master of Public Health through Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Rural and Public Health before making my way to UTMB at Galveston.
During medical school, I explored many options for career paths in medicine and kept coming back to family medicine due to the great variety of patients that we can see. Finally, after a very impactful rotation during my 3rd year clinical rotation in Family Medicine, I became confident in selecting family medicine as my career path. Furthermore, given the nature of primary care and my experiences during my course work for my MPH, I began to see the great impact and influence that family medicine as a primary care specialty has to offer.
When it came to selecting a residency program for family medicine, I had to make the decision not only about what kind of family physician I wanted to be, but also where I would like to practice. What I found at UTMB was a great diversity, not only in the patient population but also in the variety of career paths within family medicine offered through training at UTMB. For myself, that included opportunities in sports medicine, community medicine, and integrative medicine.
Perhaps, the most important part for myself, was looking into the exceptional clinicians, clinical support staff, and co-residents in our program. Furthermore, the opportunities for residents and their families in the Greater Houston Area and Galveston should not be overlooked. Ultimately, I found that UTMB had everything that I was looking for in a family medicine residency program.