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…

July 30, 2019

2019 Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Graduation Celebration

We are pleased to announce the recent graduation of Juan Abreu, MD and Ravi Rajaram, MD from the thoracic surgery training program that partners the academic medical organizations of MD Anderson Cancer Center and Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery…

July 30, 2019

Vascular Quality Initiative

The McGovern Medical School at UTHealth (University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston), Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, in partnership with the Memorial Hermann Health System is excited to formally initiate and reengage the Vascular Quality Initiative…

July 17, 2019

Nationwide Outcomes of Less Invasive Mitral Surgery versus Conventional Sternotomy: Analysis of the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database; A Summary

In the ongoing debate and controversy surrounding less invasive surgery when treating mitral pathology, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery faculty, Tom C. Nguyen MD, and Charles C. Miller PhD, along with research fellow, Alex Nissen MD,…

June 26, 2019

PAD/Limb Salvage Case Conference

Communication is key when it comes to limb salvage and amputation prevention. That is why, earlier  this year, Bruce Tjaden, MD, Assistant Professor at McGovern Medical School at The University Texas Health and Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Department of…

June 26, 2019

“Global Perspectives on Cardiothoracic, Cardiovascular, and Cardiac Surgical Trainings”, a summary

“It’s interesting that we all end up doing the same thing, but how we get there is very different depending on what country we are from,” says cardiac surgeon, Tom C. Nguyen, MD of McGovern Medical School at University of…

June 26, 2019

Long-term Benefits of EVAR, by Sheila Coogan, MD

Sheila Coogan, MD, FACS of McGovern Medical School, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at The University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston is finalizing a recent project focused on a case study surrounding Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). …

May 14, 2019

Treatment Options for Varicose Veins by Dr. Sheila Coogan on KPRC Channel 2 News

Varicose veins are a common, unsightly, and often uncomfortable condition that affect many Americans.  Sheila Coogan, MD, Vascular Surgeon with UTPhysicians, a part of UTHealth Science Center at Houston recently sat down with KPRC Channel 2 News in Houston, TX…

May 3, 2019

AATS – 99th Annual Meeting

Several members of the Department or Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery will be heading to Toronto for the 99th Annual AATS meeting this weekend.  Below you will find a list of the presentations, posters, and participation efforts that will be included…

April 29, 2019

2019 Houston Aortic Symposium Photos

Photos are up from the 2019 Houston Aortic Symposium.  You can view more photos and highlights from the March three day symposium through the following link: