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Summer 2022 New Team Members for the UTMB Department of Surgery

New Team Members: UTMB Department of Surgery

Jun 29, 2022, 13:30 PM by UTMB Surgery

The UTMB Department of Surgery is growing! We welcome our esteemed colleagues and excellent support staff as we continue working together to work wonders.

Brittney Armstrong, Nurse Practitioner

Mitchell Cox, MD

Brittney Armstrong APRN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, UTMB General Surgery

Favorite hobbies: rollerblading & reading

Has 3 children who all love sports

Mitchell W. Cox, MD

Professor and Chief, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Enjoys antique car restoration & playing bluegrass banjo

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Patrick Duggan

Christina Guarin, Vascular Surgery Nurse Pracitioner

Robert Duggan, MD

Burn Research Fellow


Christina Guarin, MSN, APRN, ACNPC-AG

Nurse Practitioner, Vascular Surgery

Has a motorcycle license and married her spouse in Rome

Karley Setser

Melanie Jacobs

Karley Setzer

General & Pediatric Surgery Residency Program Director

Getting married next year, and enjoys going boat riding

Melanie Jacobs

Senior Financial Analyst

Has 200 cousins, and one plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Tammy Wilder

Shariq Zaidi, MD, RPVI

Tammy Wilder

Business Operations Manager

Has 2 daughters (Ashlynn & Kalynn)

Bucket list item: visiting all 50 states (60% complete!)

Has visited all six Hawaiian islands with her husband, Rhett

Shariq Zaidi, MD, RPVI

Assistant Professor, Vascular Surgery

Has 4 boys (and all the activities that go along with it)

Enjoys working on cars, running, & playing guitar

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Welcome, new team members!