Online Education – Thoracic Surgery; Cases of the past. Lessons for the future.

Former professor and chief of thoracic surgery at UTHealth Houston, Kamal Khalil, MD, arranged a digital review of his previous grand round lectures. Case reports, surgical reviews, and lessons learned both in and out of the operating room are covered in this online educational tool. With materials dating as far back as 2005, Khalil reviews the “Management of difficult problems in general thoracic surgery. Cases of the past. Lessons for the future.”

Each online ‘book’, reviews a single grand rounds lecture, including audio directly from Khalil. The audio, “can be particularly helpful when viewing medical imaging”, he says. The bookshelf will remain active, and will regularly be updated with new lectures and ‘books’.

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A Chest X-Ray from Kamal Khalil’s E-Book Series on: “Thoracic Surgery; Management of difficult problems in general thoracic surgery. Cases of the past. Lessons for the future.”

Dr. Kamal Khalil previously held the position of Chief of Division of General Thoracic Surgery at the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston). He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American Board of General Vascular Surgery, and American Board of Surgery. Dr. Khalil sees patients in a five county radius, other parts of Texas, and internationally. Dr. Khalil focuses on providing personalized patient care. His patients are a high priority and are always put first. He has special interest in complex pulmonary resections, sleeve lobectomy and major esophageal surgery, including colon interposition for esophageal reconstruction.

Dr. Khalil has authored numerous publications and given many lectures. He is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, M.D. Anderson Associates, American College of Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Arab American Medical Association, Houston Surgical Society, and Texas Surgical Society. He has also received numerous honors and awards throughout his more than 50 year career. In his spare time, Dr. Khalil enjoys tennis and gardening.

This e-book series was made with contributions by Chris Akers for design, and Caliann Ferguson for project management and compilation.