July 30, 2021

Specialized care in Lake Jackson gets resident back on the move

Lake Jackson resident Shelley McGuire knew something was wrong. She could feel the circulation in her legs getting worse. It was becoming more and more challenging to get around. Eventually, she lost her ability to walk. Her local primary physician…


July 28, 2021

Celebrating our Thoracic Surgery Fellow Graduates – Al Rstum & Bostock

Congratulations to Zainulabdeen Al Rstum, MD and Ian Bostock, MD who recently completed thoracic surgery fellowship training at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  These two individuals proceed into the field of…


July 27, 2021

First total percutaneous endovascular three-vessel arch branch repair in the Americas

On the morning of July 27th, 2021, our multidisciplinary team led by Drs. Gustavo Oderich, Anthony Estrera, Naveed Saqib, Sophia Khan-Makoid, Abhijeet Dhoble, and Yafen Liang, successfully performed the first total percutaneous endovascular three-vessel arch branch stent graft in the…


July 20, 2021

Celebrating our Advanced Endovascular Aortic Program Research Team

We are pleased to celebrate and extend our gratitude to our Advanced Endovascular Aortic Program Research Team! The group gathered to celebrate the accomplishments and participation in the endovascular aortic program. Spearheaded by professor of vascular and endovascular surgery, Gustavo…


June 21, 2021

2021 Vascular Surgery Residency & Fellowship Graduation

We are pleased to announce the recent graduation of Joseph Besho, MD, Kate Peng, MD, and Mehmet Alagoz, MD,  from the vascular surgery training programs offered under the Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth…


June 9, 2021

Estrera gets Ironman hopeful back in the race

“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,…


June 9, 2021

“Resection and replacement of thoracic aortic graft infections” set as a JTCVS Featured Article

Harleen Sandhu, MD, MPH Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research and Development with the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School, has recently been featured in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (JTCVS), highlighted as…


June 8, 2021

Faculty Summer Reading Lists – 2021

Safi’s Summer ’21 List Miller’s Summer ’21 List Nahas’ Summer ’21 List  


May 24, 2021

Resident, Husman Interviewed on Audible Bleeding Podcast

Integrated vascular surgery resident, Regina Husman, MD met with Audible Bleeding Podcast hosts, Dr. Ali Irshad and Dr. Matt Chia to discuss the topic, “So You’ve Matched into Vascular…Now What?”. Prior to recording, the hosts surveyed residency applicants and newly…


May 14, 2021

Miller reflects on the Lessons Learned from the past year’s pandemic

“The past year has reinforced my faith in the ability of our university community to rise to the occasion and put common goals ahead of personal ones,” says Charles “Trey” Miller, PhD in his #LessonsLearned feature for McGovern Medical School. …


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