Chris Glanton, MD is a US Air Force Veteran and physician specializing in hypertension, dialysis and diseases of kidney. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He practices both in Boerne where he is the Medical Director of Davita Boerne as well as Kerrville where he also serves as Medical Director of Davita Kerrville that provides in center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. He is an active member of Kerr County Medical Society and is the current Chief of Staff at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville.
Dr. Glanton was born in Longview, TX but grew up in nearby Marshall where he graduated from Marshall High School in 1989. He was a captain of the 1988 Marshall Maverick football team which was famous for its role in the novel and movie Friday Night Lights. He was the first member of his family to attend and graduate from a 4-year university where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He accepted the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship while there and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF. Upon graduating, he attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, graduating as a top scholar earning admittance to prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Society. He moved to San Antonio in July 1997 where he successfully completed both his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in 2000.
He was the first USAF Officer to be granted a fellowship to Walter Reed US Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he trained with both US Army and Navy fellows, graduating in 2002. While there, he was awarded the Army Achievement medal and was a nominee for the Bailey K. Ashford Clinical and Laboratory Research Award for his study of FSGS.
He moved back home to Texas when he was transferred back to Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio in 2002 joining the faculty at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center while serving as Flight Commander of the Nephrology Division from 2003-2006 earning both the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal while serving honorably overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003 as a Critical Care Aeromedical Transport Team physician flying critically ill patients back from locations such as Baghdad, Iraq, Kuwait City, Kuwait and Liberia to hospitals in both Langstuhl, Germany and Walter Reed Medical Center in the US.
He’s a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, Renal Physician’s Association where he has been active in advocating on behalf of kidney patients on Capitol Hill Day and has served in the Society of Air Physicians while on active duty. He’s been published in such peer reviewed journals as Kidney International, Journal of Nephrology, Journal of Urology and Annals of Epidemiology. He has been featured as “Top Doc” in San Antonio Magazine and Scene in San Antonio’s “Best Doctors”. Since he’s been practicing in Kerrville, he has received peer recognition in 2018/2019 as an Outstanding/Exemplary Practitioner.
Dr. Glanton is committed to providing quality kidney care as well as inspiring and educating others as both a lecturer to his peers, mentor to medical students and participant in quality programs within Peterson Regional Medical and in his dialysis units.
Dr. Glanton lives in Fair Oaks Ranch with his wife and family. He attends Cibolo Creek Community Church and along with his wife has hosted an annual Gingerbread party to benefit Meadowlands Youth Alternative Home in Boerne during Christmas time. He enjoys watching and attending Texas Longhorn and Auburn Tiger football games in the fall, attending his daughter’s theater performances in Boerne, and visiting his twins in college as well as whitetail deer hunting in South Texas. When he has time he likes to tee it up on the golf course and enjoys reading American History and following politics.