About Rayo, The Daniel W. Carlisle Center For Bone & Mineral Imaging

Dedication to Daniel Carlisle


Dr. Daniel W. Carlisle was a native Texan who received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology of Religion from the University of Houston. He attended medical school at UTHSCSA where he graduated as the valedictorian of his class. He mentored numerous fellow students as a teacher’s aide during his medical school career, working in the labs of microanatomy, gross anatomy, and neuroanatomy. Dr. Carlisle joined the Department of Orthopaedics at UTHSCSA in 2002 and served in several positions including chairman (2007-2010) and Residency Program Director. His leadership resulted in many positive changes for the Department of Orthopaedics, including resident education programs, addition of new faculty, and the establishment of this micro-computed tomography imaging lab, a joint venture between the Department of Orthopaedics and UTHSCSA. This investment improves our department's research efforts and enhances research projects across campus.


This lab was named in his honor in December 2012 during a ceremony that was very well attended. Attendees included faculty and staff from across the campus as well as Dr. Carlisle's family.


At that ceremony, a plaque was presented to the Carlisle family that now permanently resides outside the RAYO lab. The name RAYO, which is the Spanish word for ray, as in ray of light, was chosen. "The name was chosen because Dr. Carlisle emphasized the importance of education and the expansion of research in our department. Education through mentoring and research brings light to individuals and communities through knowledge. On another level, Dr. Carlisle touched many lives during his professional career and personal life, bringing light to those lives."-Dr. Fajardo, (RAYO director).


Carlisle-GroupCalisle-FamilyMembers of Daniel Carlisle's Family, including his two sons, with the memorial plaque.