Who I Am

Bernard Rubal, age 73 married for over 50 years, with 4 adult children (including 2 Judson valedictorians) and 9 grandchildren. A resident of Universal City for more than 40 years.

Born in a small coal mining town in central Pennsylvania (population 200 maybe). I moved with family as a teenager to be with my father who found work in the Cleveland Ohio area. Graduated from Kent State University, OH with a BA in Biology and Chemistry. Completed graduate studies at Kent State University M.S. (research studies in lower back and joint disorders) and PhD (research in heart function). Completed a second PhD at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX in Medical Physiology (research noninvasive assessment of heart function).

Tenured associate professor Department of Biology Texas Woman’s University (Denton, TX) where I taught and directed pathophysiology programs for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Research physiologist in the Cardiology Service at BAMC since 1980, retired (2020) and remain an active research investigator as a volunteer with two ongoing clinical research projects. To view peer reviewed medical research publications on PubMed [Search "Rubal B"]. Former Texas Group 5 Mission Coordinator for lost and missing aircraft for Civil Air Patrol under the direction of the US Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, counter-drug interdiction pilot, and cadet flight orientation trainer.

In addition to over 40 years of clinical research at BAMC, I have a passion for teaching and have nearly continuously taught as adjunct faculty in many local area colleges including the Alamo Community District (currently at San Antonio College), Incarnate Word, Incarnate Word College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Wayland Baptist University. I am extremely grateful for my continuing collaboration with military cardiologists in preparing online training resources for future cardiologists [BAMC Hemodynamic Rounds].

We have a great City! In the past three years I have attended most Council meetings, reviewed the City Charter, Municipal codes, City audits since 2019, City Budgets, record management process, and Council procedures, and sincerely believe that there is room for process improvements and greater transparency.