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Summer 2022 Newsletter


A Message from the Publications Committee:

Welcome to the inaugural online edition of the Department of Surgery newsletter at the University of Texas Medical Branch! We are excited to bring our team's accomplishments to a larger stage and look forward to the many ways this newsletter could grow over time. 

In so many ways, our department is on the verge of something new. We are expanding our team, services, training programs, and our reach throughout the community. The articles in this edition showcase our growing transplant initiatives, our offerings in GI and Urology surgical care, our dedication to leadership in surgery, and more. 

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, and we might even feature you here in the future!



  • Dr. Butler visits the UTMB Department of Surgery
  • UTMB Team at Texas Surgical Society
  • Dr. Engebretsen in front of a poster at ATC 2022
  • Dr. Douglas Tyler at Texas Surgical Society
  • Dr. Butler visits the UTMB Department of Surgery
  • Shelby Bagby, Elvia Villarreal, Lyndon Huang,  and Sunny Gotewal
  • ravi chiefs gen surg
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Digestive Disease Week



All Around UTMB Surgery


Invited Speakers

  • Rana Afifi MD

    Surgery Grand Rounds: Rana O. Afifi, MD

    June 30, 2022, 16:42 PM by UTMB Surgery

    Rana O. Afifi, MD, recently presented “Women's Leadership in Surgery: Moving the Needle” at the UTMB Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. *Recording available*

  • Marc Moon MD

    Vincent Conti Lectureship: Marc R. Moon, MD

    May 27, 2022, 14:48 PM by UTMB Surgery

    Marc R. Moon, MD, presented at the UTMB Department of Surgery Vincent Conti Lectureship on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. His presentation was titled “Diversity, Professionalism, and the Training of a Surgeon”

  • Paris Butler, MD, MPH, FACS

    Surgery Grand Rounds: Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH, FACS

    April 26, 2022, 12:16 PM by UTMB Surgery

    Dr. Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH, FACS joined the UTMB Department of Surgery on April 26th from 8-9 AM CT to discuss "Doubling Down on Ethnic Diversity in Academic Surgery: Making the Quality and Excellence Argument." *Recording available*

  • Dr. Philippe Zimmern, visiting professor

    Urology Grand Rounds: Philippe Zimmern, MD

    April 1, 2022, 12:46 PM by UTMB Surgery

    Dr. Philippe Zimmern, MD will join the UTMB Division of Urology on April 6th from 8-9 PM CT to discuss "Alternatives to Mesh in the Management of Stress Urinary Incontinence."


Events


Honors & Awards