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  • Medical Student Wins 3rd Place at Summer Research Program Poster Day

    October 30, 2023, 13:37 PM by John Carstens

    The Department of Surgery is thrilled to highlight the remarkable achievements of dedicated rising MS2 researchers who, under the guidance of esteemed faculty members, showcased their outstanding work during the Summer Research Program Poster Day.

  • Dr. Fortich Wins Awards at ECTSS

    October 19, 2023, 09:47 AM by John Carstens

    Dr. Susana Fortich (PGY-2) was awarded the best oral thoracic surgery presentation at the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society (ECTSS) annual meeting.

  • Dr. Mainous and UTMB Department of Surgery logo

    Celebrating Excellence: Dr. Mainous Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    September 12, 2023, 12:50 PM by Melanie Connolly

    Dr. Elgene Mainous has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Dentists. With decades of dedication to the field of surgery, his passion and commitment have left an indelible mark on our department and the entire medical community.

  • Dr. Farhan performing surgery in Tanzania

    Urology Mission in Tanzania: Transforming Lives, One Surgery at a Time

    September 27, 2023, 11:37 AM by UTMB Surgery

    The Urology team’s mission in Africa was more than just a medical endeavor; it was a journey of hope and healing. The team witnessed the resilience of the human spirit and the profound impact that dedicated healthcare professionals can have on the lives of those in need. Together, they made a difference that will resonate for years to come.

  • Dr. Dongur performing surgery globally

    Dr. Dongur Receives ACS Operation Giving Back Scholarship

    September 12, 2023, 08:48 AM by Melanie Connolly

    "Creating the bridge between two worlds with variable healthcare systems allows surgeons to form creative solutions to age-old problems, which ultimately helps to improve quality of life and reduce suffering for our patients in the short term but also the long-term."