Texas Army National Guard’s State Surgeon, Dr. Scott Bier, and Colleagues Inspire & Inform at EM’s Thursday Conference

Scott Bier, MD, a veteran of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade and the current State Surgeon for the Texas Army National Guard, shared his experiences and insights with our Faculty & Residents. Dr Bier, CPT Jessica Rousseau, MD and UTHealth’s…


EM Faculty & Residents Shine at this year’s ACEP Scientific Assembly in Philly!

Our EM Faculty & Residents had an awesome experience at this year’s ACEP Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia! The event was filled with learning, recognition, and camaraderie, making it a memorable occasion for our esteemed team.   We are thrilled to…


Bridging borders: Emergency Medicine Faculty & Residents Impart TBI Expertise in Vietnam

Through a Global Health Equity grant from the China Medical Board Foundation, a few of our esteemed Emergency Medicine Faculty and Residents from UTHealth Houston traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam to teach Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care (EPIC)-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)….


Celebrating Excellence: Dr. Libby Liu and Dr. Hashim Zaidi Honored with Core Values Awards

We are delighted to announce that two members of our department have received prestigious recognition at the recent Harris Health System Medical Staff Emergency Medicine Faculty Appreciation Event. Dr. Libby Liu, PA was selected as the Advanced Practice Provider Winner,…


Dr. Gowri Stevens Shines in KHOU-11’s “Health Matters” Segment

In a recent “Health Matters” segment on KHOU-11, UTHealth Houston Pediatric Emergency Physician Dr. Gowri Stevens, MD demonstrated the life-saving potential of our youngest first responders by learning to perform CPR. Dr. Stevens used our innovative Mobile Simulation Training Unit…


UTHealth Houston MSTU Completes Successful High-Performance EMS Training with Humble Fire Department

The UTHealth Houston Emergency Medicine’s MSTU is honored to be partnering with the Humble Fire Department’s EMS (HFDEMS) Professionals. On Tuesday, September 12th, approximately (15) dedicated HFDEMS members joined with the MSTU team for a comprehensive, high-fidelity training session facilitated…


Emergency Medicine Kicks Off Academic Year with “Hands-Only CPR and AED Use” Event

The Department of Emergency Medicine is continuing its commitment to equipping future healthcare professionals with life-saving skills! On Tuesday, September 12th, we held our “Hands-Only CPR and AED Use” session, as part of our Saves-a-Life Series at McGovern’s Webber Plaza….


Celebrating Excellence: Dr. Richard Witkov, MD Receives the Memorial Hermann – Southwest Challenge Coin!

We are thrilled to announce that one of our esteemed faculty members, Dr. Richard Witkov, MD, has been honored with the prestigious Challenge Coin award by the Executive Committee of Memorial Hermann – Southwest. This remarkable recognition highlights Dr. Witkov’…


US Military CCATT – UTHealth Houston Mobile ECMO Joint Training

Recently the United States Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) joined the UTHealth Houston Department of Emergency Medicine’s Mobile Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Team for an intensive, hands-on skill training session focused on the many logistics and patient factors involved…


From Crisis to Triumph: A Tale of Second Chances and Cutting-Edge ECMO Care with Abbas & Helena Mohammadzad

In May of 2023, Mr. Abbas Mohammadzad‘s life took an unexpected turn when he began to feel a pounding sensation in his chest while at work. Never a worrier, he tried some antacids and vigorous exercise to alleviate this newfound…