Current Family Medicine Residents

Chief Residents in Family Medicine

Jessica Blower, M.D.

Hometown/Medical School: Phoenix, AZ; University of Arizona College of Medicine

About Me: I grew up in Phoenix and graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. My social science background comes in handy when interacting with patients and communicating with other team members. I graduated from University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2012 and moved to Dallas for residency. When not in the hospital, you can usually find me on my yoga mat, in pointe shoes at the dance studio, or out on the town with my husband enjoying the Dallas nightlife.

Why UTSW Family Medicine? I chose the UTSW Family Medicine Program mainly for the county hospital training experience and the welcoming, supportive faculty and residents. The Residency Program has a great balance between challenging me to perform my best and push my intellectual limits along with nurturing me through the journey.

Omar Durani, M.D.

Hometown/Medical School: Carrollton, Texas; St. George’s University School of Medicine

About Me: I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. I completed undergraduate studies in biology at Southern Methodist University, graduating in 2006, and then helped set up and establish EMRs before entering St. George’s University for medical school. Outside of medicine, I enjoy team sports (die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan), movies, and drawing.

Why UTSW Family Medicine? I chose UTSW for my training because of the reputation of excellence. Having the exposure to a variety of patients and learning from distinguished physicians stood out to me. The fact that it was all located in North Texas made the decision a no-brainer.