Celebrating Dr. Evan Pivalizza

April 12, 2024

Evan Pivalizza, MBBS

Evan Pivalizza, MBBS: Outstanding Clinical Instructor

After an incredible 30 years of dedicated service to our department and medical school, Dr. Pivalizza will be embarking on a new chapter as the inaugural Residency Program Director in Tyler, Texas recruited by, and reuniting with another superb alumnus of our department Dr. David Warters.

Dr. Pivalizza’s tenure with us has been extraordinary. He came to us from South Africa soon after he finished his specialty training and quickly established himself as a superb clinician and dedicated teacher. His leadership, expertise, and commitment to excellence have left an indelible mark on our department and the lives of countless patients. As many of you know, he has been at the forefront of our transplant team for years, guiding us through complex procedures with skill and compassion. His clinical versatility has made him a highly sought-after anesthesiologist, both by our patients and our colleagues, who trust in his exceptional abilities to deliver safe and effective care.

Beyond his clinical prowess, Dr. Pivalizza has made significant contributions to medical education. During his tenure as Vice Chair for Education, he was a driving force behind our educational initiatives, shaping the next generation of anesthesiologists with passion and dedication. His commitment to excellence in education has been recognized by his peers, as evidenced by his membership in both the Academy of Master Educators and the Shine Academy. His commitment to the School’s educational mission is further reflected in his dedication as an ABA Oral Board Examiner for 14 years and his involvement in the mentoring and board certification preparation of our fellows and junior faculty. Dr. Pivalizza’s impact on medical education has been profound, earning him multiple teaching awards, with one even being named in his honor—a testament to his enduring legacy as an outstanding educator.

He also had contributions to the Anesthesiology community in Texas, further amplified by his interest in Texas healthcare politics and his role as a leader of the Texas State Society of Anesthesiologists.

As we bid farewell to Dr. Pivalizza, let us take a moment to reflect on the profound impact he has had on our department and express our heartfelt gratitude for his years of service, leadership, and friendship. While his departure leaves a void in our department, we take solace in knowing that his expertise and passion will continue to shape the future of anesthesiology in his new role.

His presence will be sorely missed, but your legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all who have had the privilege of working alongside you.  We wish Dr. Pivalizza all the best as he embarks on this new chapter of his journey. May it be filled with continued success, fulfillment, and endless opportunities for growth.