Surgical Oncology Faculty

Courtney Townsend, MD
Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MDProfessor
Robertson-Poth Distinguished Chair in General Surgery

About Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD

  • E-mail:
    301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-0527
    Telephone: (409) 772-1285
    Fax: (409) 772-5611
  • Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

    Residency Program: The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

    Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, University of California-Los Angeles

  • NIH Study Section: National Institutes of Health Surgery and Bioengineering Study Section, Division of Research Grants 1992-96
  • Awards/Honors: Research Career Development Award, NIH, 1982; Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus, 1986, UTMB; James IV Surgical Traveller for 1986; President, American Pancreatic Association, 1992-93; AMA Residency Review Committee for Surgery, 1994-95; Director, American Board of Surgery, 2000-06; Chairman, American Board of Surgery, 2006-07; American College of Surgeons Executive Committee, 1999-2003; Chairman, American College of Surgeons Board of Governors, 2004-05; James IV Association of Surgeons, Inc., Board of Directors, 1999-2002; Secretary, Southern Surgical Association, 1998-2003; President, Southern Surgical Association, 2004; Texas Cancer Council Member, 1992-2010; President, American Surgical Association, 2007-2008; President, American College of Surgeons, 2016-2017; Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, UTMB Academy of Master Clinicians, 2017; Roberto Logroño, MD Award for Professionalism in Medicine, 2017; President-Elect, Texas Surgical Society, 2018-2019

    Editorial Boards: Editorial Committee, Surgery, International Journal of Pancreatology; Editor, Surgical Oncology; Associate Editor, Pancreas

    Editor-In-Chief: Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th editions