May 14, 2021

Bobovnikov & Charitakis collaborate to get grandmother of 18 home in time for Mother’s Day

“Will I be home in time for Mother’s Day?” asked Connie Eaglin just moments before undergoing a heart procedure five days before the holiday celebrating moms. A mother of six and grandmother to 18, Eaglin was in need of treatment…


May 7, 2021

Hetz, Martin, Oderich, and Saqib Receive Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to four of our faculty members for being awarded the 2021 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, recognizing their exceptional efforts in teaching residents, fellows, and medical students at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Gustavo Oderich, MD, Professor and Chief of Vascular…


May 3, 2021

Afifi and Coogan Promoted in their Professorship

Congratulations to two of our faculty members for their recent promotions in their professorship with the Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery. Sheila Coogan, MD, FACS appointed Professor Rana Afifi, appointed Associate Professor Effective September 2021, each will take on…


April 8, 2021

TCAR procedure launches in Katy

As a relatively new and innovative procedure, TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) is now officially offered at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital thanks to directional support and leadership by Associate Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Stuart Harlin, MD. TCAR, is a…


April 8, 2021

CPR performed by wife gives Houston man time to reach hospital care and cardiac surgery with Nahas

During the summer of 2020, Pearland, TX resident, Quan Collins and his wife Ganessa ventured out for their daily outdoor exercise routine including a jog through a nearby park. Their outing took a quick turn as Collins collapsed. Fast thinking…


March 21, 2021

Sandhu, Miller, Tanaka, and Estrera published in JAMA Network Open

Congratulations to contributing authors, UTHealth faculty, Harleen K. Sandhu, MD, MPH, Charles C. Miller III, PhD, Anthony L. Estrera, MD, as well as fourth-year integrated vascular surgery resident, Akiko Tanaka, MD, PhD, and Houston College of Medicine’s, Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw,…


February 25, 2021

48th Annual Symposium for Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery

Attendees and presenters eagerly anticipate the return of in-person conferences and symposiums, as we prepare for the 48th Annual Symposium hosted by the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS). The symposium, hosted from March 13th to March 17th, kicks off…


February 22, 2021

Repair of DeBakey Type I Acute Aortic Dissection, by Tanaka & Estrera

Full article available online and in the February 2021 print edition of Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: A Comparative Atlas: A Comparative Atlas provides technique-based articles in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery by renowned surgeons in the field, presented…


January 25, 2021

Finding the good during a pandemic

January 21st, 2020 marked exactly one year since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States. Since then, reality has drastically altered, creating a myriad of new challenges and changes for everyone.  We asked our faculty and…


January 21, 2021

Safi & Oderich rank as world’s top contributors to science

Founding chair and professor, Hazim Safi, MD, and chief and professor of vascular surgery, Gustavo Oderich, MD have recently been identified as two of the world’s top contributors to the field of science, as referenced in The Public Library of…