Fall 2023 Newsletter

A Message from the Publications Committee:

Welcome to the Fall 2023 newsletter for the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch! The long-awaited wisp of cool air is just around the corner, and our surgical family has grown with the arrival of new residents. We extend a warm welcome as our incoming residents settle into their new home, and we look forward to nurturing their growth and contributions.

If you are a current or alumnus member of UTMB Surgery, please contact our Office of Publications at any time. We want to learn about your work, collaborations, and community-focused initiatives. We might even feature you here in the future!

Fall 2023 Newsletter Featured Department:
Transplant Faculty and Staff

All Around UTMB Surgery

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    New Study Unlocks Potential Treatment for Muscle Wasting in Burn Injuries

    July 28, 2023, 10:43 AM by UTMB Surgery

    This collaborative research, titled “Acute muscle mass loss was alleviated with HMGB1 neutralizing antibody treatment in severe burned rats” was conducted by members of UTMB Surgery, Microbiology & Immunology, Orthopedic Surgery, and the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity.

  • SSA Program Supports Next Generation of Inclusive Leadership

    July 28, 2023, 12:47 PM by Alexander Perez, MD, MSHCT, FACS, Ronda S. Henry-Tillman, MD, FACS, Mary E. Klingensmith, MD, FACS, Robert S. D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, FACS, William C. Chapman, MD, FACS, and V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, PhD, MSHCT, FACS

    Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) & Anti-Racism: Professional Surgical Society Retreat—in response to disparities in leadership and differential advancement opportunities for underrepresented groups in surgery.

  • Healing Through Renewed Confidence

    August 10, 2023, 11:43 AM by Faculty Group Practice Newsletter

    When you ask Jill Resendez, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, about the most rewarding part of her work in UTMB’s Division of Plastic Surgery, her answer comes quickly, and with a big smile.

  • Surgical Journal Club: Elevating Learning and Collaboration

    August 23, 2023, 11:33 AM by UTMB Surgery

    Attention all surgeons! Exciting news from the Surgery Department: our new Monthly Journal Club is here to inspire and invigorate. If you're dedicated to surgical excellence and growth, this is an event you need to be a part of!

  • Urology Department Establishes New HoLEP Procedure

    September 5, 2023, 15:35 PM by UTMB Surgery

    The Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) procedure, used around the world, has recently been established here at UTMB Urology by Dr. Bilal Farhan.



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