Dr. Estrera, 106th President for the Texas Surgical Society
Anthony L. Estrera, MD, FACS, professor and chair and Hazim J. Safi, MD, Distinguished Chair in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, was introduced as the 106th President for the Texas Surgical Society at the 208th Semi-Annual Spring Meeting in Lubbock last weekend.
Hazim J. Safi, MD, who had served as the Society’s 100th president in 2015 and founding Chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery opened the meeting by presenting Dr. Estrera during the “President, Passing of the Gavel.”
Estrera joined the McGovern Medical School faculty in 2000. In 2020, Estrera was named Chairman for the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the McGovern Medical School.
Dr. Estrera has held prominent leadership positions in other surgical organizations, including Director-at-Large for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Founded in 1915, the TSS mission is to strive for stimulation and improvement of the science and art of surgery and to elevate the standards of the practice of medicine.