TPS Sidney R. Kaliski, MD Award of Merit

Rebecca Lea Huston, MD, MPH, FAAP


Dr. Rebecca Huston obtained her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency and then a fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). She was a faculty member in General Pediatrics at the UTHSCSA until 2013, when she joined Baylor College of Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CHofSA). Dr. Huston has been an active member of the Texas Pediatric Society since 1991, participating in a variety of committees. She has had a particularly strong commitment to the TPS Parenting Committee which became the TPS Early Childhood Committee in 2011. Dr. Huston served as co-chair of these committees from 1999-2018. Dr. Huston served as the South Texas Hub Leader for the AAP Chapter Quality Network Asthma Improvement Project with TPS. Dr. Huston has also served on the TPS Executive Board, Medical Education Committee, Nutrition and Health (formerly Obesity), and Foster Care committees.

Throughout her career, Dr. Huston has had a strong passion for promoting early literacy. She initiated Reach Out and Read programs at the UTHSCSA and at the CHofSA. In 2003, she founded and became board president of Friends of Alamo City Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that supports Reach Out and Read programs in San Antonio. In addition to General Pediatrics, her clinical practice has included the care of children with feeding problems and those who have been abused. A particular joy in her career has been the opportunity to work with and learn from many pediatric residents and medical students over the years.