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Commission by the University Health System, San Antonio
Portrait of Yolanda Whittaker Hilliard, MD
Watercolor Monotype with collage on paper.
26" x 31"

The Color of Women: Portrait of Yolanda Whittaker Hilliard, OBGYN

Yolanda Lavern Whittaker Hilliard has practiced obstetrics and gynecology since 1984, serving the San Antonio community. She was inspired to practice medicine by a “kind-hearted, gentle and uplifting" husband and wife physician team in the Houston neighborhood of her upbringing, during a time of racial segregation. She has turned that memory into her working philosophy, treating her patients with "respect, consideration of their circumstance, and kindness.”

Dr. Yolanda says her role as a mother “trumps” that of physician, and she does “not perceive that either patient care or motherhood have suffered” through her dedication to both.