September 24, 2019

Celebrating Aortic Disease Awareness Day – Sept. 19

On Thursday, September 19th, our cardiothoracic and vascular surgery clinics celebrated Aortic Disease Awareness Day (ADAD), a day designated to honor, recognize, reflect, and acknowledge the work that goes into treating and overcoming aortic disease.  We also were able to reflect…


September 24, 2019

Anthony Estrera, MD, named Chair Ad Interim of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School

The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School would like to extend a big congratulations to Anthony Estrera, MD, on his newly appointed role of Chair Ad-Interim of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern…


September 9, 2019

Dr. Sheila Coogan on Houston Life to Discuss Varicose Veins

Vascular surgeon and associate professor, Sheila Coogan, MD with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, was recently featured on KPRC’s Houston Life daytime talk show to discuss varicose veins – symptoms, treatments, and the Fall no-cost vein screening she is hosting…


August 12, 2019

Charlton-Ouw, Estrera, Gibson, and Safi Voted Best-In-Houston

Each year, local Houston news and information sources ask residents to nominate and vote for their pick for Best Doctors in Houston.  This year, it comes as no surprise that several of our surgeons have been nominated and selected by…


July 1, 2019

Life-saving surgery allows college-bound teen to finish basketball career on his own terms, with Dr. Kristofer Charlton-Ouw

Read original, full article on Memorial Hermann, Everyday Well. Original article by Meredith Whittemore. Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, MD, associate professor of vascular surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth),  was recently featured…


July 1, 2019

MEN’S HEALTH MONTH: Five things every man should know. Heart Health with Dr. Cesar Nahas

Read the full article on UTHealth News, original article by Rob Cahill, UTHealth. Cesar Nahas, MD, visiting associate professor of cardiovascular medicine with McGovern Medical School,  and attending physician with UT Physicians Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery – Southeast, provides input…


July 1, 2019

Dad of 10’s minimally invasive heart surgery cuts recovery time with Dr. Tom C. Nguyen

Dad of 10’s minimally invasive heart surgery cuts recovery time Original story by: Pooja Lodhia of ABC 13 (KTRK) HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A father of 10 is back at work less than a month after heart surgery. The Sontags’…


June 21, 2019

VAM 2019 – Recap

The 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) hosted by the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) in conjunction with the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) kicked off last week, June 12th in Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor,…


May 28, 2019

AATS Roundup – 2019

Early May, 2019 the faculty and trainees of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School, UTHealth Science Center at Houston were in attendance representing the UTHealth banner at the 99th Annual American Association for Thoracic Surgery…


May 28, 2019

One of the First of Its Kind, Turner Syndrome Adult Comprehensive Care Center Earns National Recognition

Original Story by Amy Laukka, UTHealth News, May 23rd, 2019. The University of Texas Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and UTPhysicians Turner Syndrome Adult Comprehensive Care Center (TSACCC), has recently gained national recognition as one of the first adult designated clinics…


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