Stephen Rydzak, M.D., F.A.C.P. received October 13, a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at Tyler for his established reputation as an internist with the ETMC First Physicians and as a specialist in hyperbaric medicine.
"I have personally found Steve to be one of those distinct physicians who works to understand the complex nature of today's medical environment," said Elmer G. Ellis, ETMC president/CEO. "He asks questions, he listens, and he actively works to make Tyler's medical community a better place for his patients and colleagues."
Dr. Rydzak earned both his Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and Biology from the University of Texas at Tyler. He went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Health Service Center at San Antonio. Rydzak has been practicing medicine in Tyler for about 16 years where he has established his reputation as a leader in the Smith County Medical Society.