Mary Manis


Dr. Mary Manis is an Assistant Professor of Primary Care at the College of Osteopathic Medicine.   She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston after earning her master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Houston- Clear Lake and her bachelor’s degree in biology from Texas A&M University.

She completed post-graduate residency training in 1994 in Family Practice at a University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio-affiliated residency program in Corpus Christi.  Dr. Manis would later be appointed as Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Pre-Clinical Family Medicine Clerkship Site Director. While there she also worked to improve access to health care for surrounding rural counties in South Texas as AHEC Center Director.

Since moving to East Texas in 2003 Dr. Manis has worked in multiple settings providing care to underserved patient populations as primary care provider and as medical director, and joined.

Dr. Manis engages with students by challenging them to expand their medical knowledge and clinical skills through healing connections with patients that serve to protect dignity, respect culture, and encompass mind, body, and spirit in concepts of wellness. 

Dr. Manis chose to join the SHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine because part of its vision, to provide service to the eastern region of Texas and be recognized as a leader in improving primary care access, so closely mirrors her own professional goals and allows a larger impact through future generations of physicians.

Dr. Manis’ Awards & Honors include:

Mini-residency in Women’s Health by the Veterans Health Administration in 2013

Residency Director Fellowship by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the National

 Institute for Program Director Development in 1997

Honorable Mention as a finalist for the UTMB Gold-Headed Cane Award in 1991