September 28, 2021

Coronary Bypass Simulation

On September 27, 2021,  The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDA) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program ramped up their first Simulation Lab of the 2021-2022 Academic year. The…


September 24, 2021

Aortic Disease Awareness Week

What better way to draw attention and increase awareness of Aortic Disease than an appearance by Aortawoman and Aorta-themed sweet treats? Bravo to Regina Husman, MD, second-year integrated vascular surgery resident, for fully committing to her role and effectively turning…


September 22, 2021

Mother and son receive the same lifesaving procedure by Eisenberg

In an odd twist of fate, Burnnett Langley discovered after his four-vessel coronary artery bypass at Memorial Hermann-TMC, that his surgeon, Steven Eisenberg, MD, associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery, had performed the same procedure on his mother, Monnie, exactly 10…


September 20, 2021

Houstonia’s Best

Congratulations to the faculty members who were selected and recognized as Houstonia Magazine’s 2021 TOP DOCTORS Survey.  Drs. Anthony Estrera and Hazim Safi ranked as the magazine’s top cardiothoracic surgeons in the region and Drs. Arash Keyhani, Kourosh Keyhani, Gustavo…


September 2, 2021

Welcome Drs. Al Rstum & Wang

We are pleased to announce the addition of our newest faculty members in the UTHealth Houston CVSurgery Team, Drs. Zain Al Rstum and Keisin Wang. After completing years of clinical training, and extensive research in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, both…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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