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Dr. Ralph Fitzgerald attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center in the United States Air Force. He received his license in 1990 and is Board Certified in pediatrics.
He has been practicing with our team since 1996 and sees patients primarily in the Flower Mound office. His medical interests include sports injury prevention and asthma maintenance.
“When I was in high school, I had an exemplary teacher for a physiology class, and I became fascinated with how the human body works so intricately. I majored in biology and applied to medical school, having no idea what type of doctor I might wish to be. I took several rotations during my third year, but Pediatrics was the most appealing. The kids in the hospital amazed me for a couple of reasons; first, they could be so very sick and then often would get well so very rapidly; secondly, even while they were so ill and I had poked and prodded them and treated them with all sorts of vile-tasting medicines, they were very forgiving and still greeted me with joy and acceptance. I came to realize that I wanted to devote my medical career to healing the youngest of us, and I have never regretted that decision. My advising physician in medical school said, “You have solid grades. You could be something better than a pediatrician.” For me, there’s nothing better.”
He and his wife Saundra have three adult children. There is a new Dr. Fitzgerald in the family, as their second child is completing her residency in pediatrics. Dr. Fitz is a fitness buff. He enjoys biking and running and is an avid basketball and soccer fan.