April 27, 2020

Sandhu highlighted as the featured article for adult cardiac articles in JTCVS

Harleen Sandhu, MD, MPH Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Research and Development with the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School, has recently been featured in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (JTCVS), highlighted as…

April 20, 2020

Dr. Charles Miller to lead task force for COVID-19 research

Professor and Vice Chair for research in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Charles “Trey” Miller, PhD has been tasked with the responsibility of coordinating a university-wide task force to help steer the University’s response on COVID-19 research. Darla…

March 14, 2020

HAS, 2020 – Another Success!

March 2020 witnessed the conclusion of another successful Houston Aortic Symposium (HAS).  As the thirteenth in the series, HAS 2020 brought together many of the world’s experts in the field of aortic disease including several UTHealth and McGovern Medical School…

March 13, 2020

Hazim J. Safi, MD Honored with a Festschrift

On the morning of Wednesday, March 4, 2020, founding chair and professor of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School, Hazim J. Safi, MD, was presented with a Festschrift, a German term defined as “a book or journal published…

February 20, 2020

February Case of the Month: Open Repair of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm is preferred in patients younger than 50 years

Naveed U. Saqib, MD, Hunter Ray MD, Gordon Martin MD and Hazim J. Safi MD Introduction: Acute Aortic dissection (AAD) remains the most common aortic emergency and results from intimal tear in the layers of the aorta. Without appropriate and…

February 5, 2020

Festschrift Lecture, Honoring Dr. Hazim J. Safi

Please mark your calendars for a special event honoring Founding Chair of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Hazim J. Safi, MD on the morning of Wednesday, March 4th, 7am to 11am, at McGovern Medical School, at UTHealth.   A Festschrift, a German term translating…

January 23, 2020

Ray and Tjaden Selected for January 2020 Cover of JVS

Research published by integrated vascular surgery chief resident, Hunter Ray, MD and Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery, Bruce Tjaden, MD was selected as the featured cover article for the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS).  Drs….

January 17, 2020

Tanaka & Akers Selected for Annals of Thoracic Surgery Cover

Research published by integrated vascular surgery resident, Akiko Tanaka, MD along with the illustrated figure by Chris Akers were selected as the cover feature for the January 2020 issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  Tanaka’s paper, “Intraoperative Intercostal Nerve…

November 25, 2019

UTHealth and Memorial Hermann Host American Heart Association-Circle of Red

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been the beneficiary of several projects and initiatives funded by The American Heart Association (AHA), a non-profit organization that works to fight heart disease and stroke in effort to…

November 12, 2019

Estrera & Milewicz Team Up to Help Teen with Thoracic Aortic Disease Genetic Mutation

Due to a genetic mutation, Zowie Claudio, 16, was at high risk of Thoracic Aortic Dissection, the same disease that killed her father at 35, and both of her brothers at the ages of 23 and 18.  Through the collaborative…