Chen, Rogg named Houston Business Journal 40 under 40

The Houston Business Journal has selected Wendy Chen, MD, MS, and Jonathan Rogg, MD, MBA, to its 40 Under 40 Class of 2022. Each year, the Houston Business Journal receives hundreds of nominations and applications for the highly-competitive 40 Under…


Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award: Sasha Adams, MD

Sasha Adams, MD, associate professor in the Department of Surgery, is the winner of the 2022 Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award. Established in 2001 and made possible by a gift from the DuPonts, the award…


Whole blood for trauma resuscitation research published in JACS

Recent research led by Bryan Cotton, MD, professor in the Department of Surgery, on the impact of the use of whole blood for trauma resuscitation was featured in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The abstract titled “Impact…


Harvin appointed burn director

Richard Andrassy, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery and executive dean ad interim, has appointed John Harvin, MD, the burn medical director of the John S. Dunn Burn Center at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center. Harvin, associate professor…


Chen claims inaugural Distinguished Faculty Award in DEI

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion selected Wendy Chen, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, as its inaugural winner of the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern…


Kao helps lead study on antibiotics for appendicitis

Antibiotics are now an accepted first-line treatment for most people with appendicitis, according to final results of the Comparing Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial and an updated treatment guideline for appendicitis from the American College of Surgeons….


Kao admitted into ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Lillian S. Kao, MD, professor and Jack H. Mayfield, MD, chair in the Department of Surgery was inducted into membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Oct. 15, at a virtual induction ceremony. Kao…


Saluting those who served our country and now serve UTHealth Houston

On Veterans Day and every day, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) is proud to honor those who have served our country, and currently serve as faculty, staff, and students across the university. Read the…


Study shows decreased mortality for patients with complex aortic aneurysms treated by fenestrated-branched endovascular aortic repair

A recent study revealed that endovascular repair of complex aortic aneurysms using fenestrated and branched endografts provides a safe and effective alternative to open surgical repair, with the lowest ever reported mortality rate in this patient population, according to researchers…


Surgery names Stulberg vice chair of research

The Department of Surgery has named Jonah Stulberg, MD, PhD, as its new vice chair of research, effective Sept. 8. Stulberg, an associate professor of surgery, joins the medical school faculty from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he was…


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