UTHealth MALS Team

Dr. Gustavo Oderich

Dr. Gustavo Oderich

Our MALS team includes multiple specialists that work together to better understand and treat the condition.

Gustavo S. Oderich MD, FACS, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Gustavo Oderich, MD, FACS, is professor and chief of vascular and endovascular surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. He is also the director of the Advanced Endovascular Aortic Program at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center. Dr. Oderich joined the UTHealth Houston faculty in July 2020, after relocating from Minnesota, bringing over two decades of experience from his practice at Mayo Clinic, where he practiced and served as immediate past chair of the vascular and endovascular division. His clinical expertise is focused on the management of complex aortic diseases such as aneurysms, dissections, trauma, and aortic pathology. He specializes in the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia and median arcuate ligament syndrome, with a focus on open surgical and endovascular repair. He is a genuine academic surgeon who has become world-renowned for advancements in fenestrated and branched stent-graft technology to treat complex aortic aneurysms and dissections. He has edited three books on complex endovascular aortic repair, vascular disease, and mesenteric arterial disease. He serves as associate editor in two international journals and is a member of the editorial board of over 30 surgical and medical journals. Oderich’s bibliography is extensive with over 600 publications in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts, and book chapters. He continues his research efforts on the treatment of complex aortic diseases, connective tissue disorders, and MALS.

Dr. Brooks Cash, MALS

Dr. Brooks Cash

Brooks D. Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FASGE, Gastroenterology

Brooks D. Cash, MD, is professor and chief of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition in the Department of Internal Medicine at McGovern Medical School, where he is also the Dan and Lillie Sterling Professor of Clinical Gastroenterology. Cash is a diplomat of the American Board of Gastroenterology and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has chaired numerous professional society committees and has served as course director for multiple national and regional scientific congresses. He has authored over 200 articles and book chapters on a wide variety of gastrointestinal topics and serves as an associate editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology. His clinical interests include disorders of brain-gut interaction, colorectal cancer screening alternatives, and Barrett’s esophagus. A sought-after lecturer at national and international medical education meetings, he was recognized as a 2020 Super Doctor by Texas Monthly magazine and was recently named a 2020 Rome Foundation Fellow.

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Dr. Andrew DuPont

Andrew DuPont, MD Gastroenterology

Dr. Andrew W. DuPont is the director of clinical investigation in gastroenterology, director of the inflammatory bowel disease program and associate professor at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Dr. DuPont has served on multiple national and regional medical committees and is active in numerous medical societies. In addition to authoring several textbook chapters, he has published multiple studies on various gastrointestinal disorders. As well as caring for patients with general gastrointestinal disorders, he has a special clinical and research interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal microbiota, enteric infections, and colon cancer screening.

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Dr. Thanila Macedo

Thanila Macedo, MD Radiology

Thanila Macedo, MD is associate professor of radiology in the Department of Radiology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. She is also the Director of the Vascular Imaging. Dr. Macedo joined the UTHealth Houston faculty in July 2020, after relocating from Minnesota, bringing over two decades of experience from his practice at Mayo Clinic, where she practiced and served as immediate past head for the Gonda Vascular Center Vascular Ultrasound Lab. She has clinical expertise in non invasive vascular imaging including ultrasound and computed tomography angiography.


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Dr. Rodrick Zvavanjanja

Rodrick Zvavanjanja, MD Interventional Radiology

Dr. Rodrick C Zvavanjanja, MD, MSc, FRCR(UK), DABR(DR/VIR) is associate professor of diagnostic and interventional radiology in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. He is a key founding member of the UTHealth Houston and Memorial Hermann Hospital Vascular Anomalies Multi-Disciplinary Clinic, and one of the founding members of the UT Physicians at UTHealth Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) Team. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists United Kingdom and has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has presented abstracts and talks at international and local scientific/academic meetings. He is a passionate teacher who is a recipient of multiple Dean’s teaching excellence awards. Dr. Z is involved with research efforts on Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS), and several other multi-center, and local clinical trials.