A race to good health: Open-heart surgery helps Ironman hopeful get back on track

Looking at him now, you’d never guess Robert Mock recently recovered from open-heart surgery. From running his own business to intensely training for an Ironman competition, he appears to be an example of perfect health. However, just one year ago,…


Oderich has five publications accepted in April’s issue of Journal of Vascular Surgery

Gustavo Oderich, MD, professor and chief of vascular and endovascular surgery, had five papers accepted into the April issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. “We have a great team of research fellows and collaborators coupled with a high-quality prospective…


Pain management research published in JAMA Open Network

New research from the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery on the use of liposomal bupivacaine to reduce postoperative pain and supplemental opioid use has been published in the JAMA Open Network. “More than 80 percent of patients undergoing surgical…


Finding the good during a pandemic

After more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic drastically altered reality, creating a myriad of new challenges and changes for everyone, the faculty and staff in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery reflected on the positives they have…


Estrera elected as president-elect for the Texas Surgical Society

Anthony L. Estrera, MD, FACS, professor and chair ad interim and Hazim J. Safi, MD, Distinguished Chair in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, has been named as president-elect for the Texas Surgical Society. Estrera will begin his term…


Estrera named chair of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery

Following a national search, Richard Andrassy, MD, executive dean, ad interim, has named Anthony Estrera, MD, FACS, chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, effective Nov. 1, 2020. Holder of the Hazim J. Safi, MD, Distinguished Chair in…


McGovern surgeons share brotherly bond

The bond between twins is often special. Together from the womb, twins have a friend for life – someone to care for, and always someone to care for them – and have each other’s backs. For Arash Keyhani, DO, and…


Oderich named chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

Anthony L. Estrera, MD, FACS, professor and interim chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, has named Gustavo Oderich, MD, chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, effective July 1, 2020. “I am honored by the privilege of…


Nguyen spearheads research of COVID-19 impact on cardiothoracic surgery

Tom C. Nguyen, MD, associate professor and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth is currently leading an ongoing research project to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the field of cardiothoracic surgery medicine. Utilizing the Society…


Task force unites COVID-19 research

Recognizing the importance of a coordinated approach, UTHealth has convened a university-wide task force to help steer the university’s response on COVID-19 research. The pandemic has resulted in research interest throughout the world with substantial funding opportunities. Charles “Trey” Miller,…


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