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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

  • Breast cancer care news image, woman with shaved head smiling and looking left

    Breast Cancer Care at UTMB

    July 5, 2022, 10:34 AM by UTMB Surgery

    At UTMB, we strive to offer the best in breast cancer care. View a tour of our multidisciplinary, patient-centered breast cancer clinic here.

  • Dr. Gabriela Halder

    UTMB Drives the Field of Urology to Meet Women's Health Care Needs

    May 18, 2022, 12:12 PM by UTMB Health

    At UTMB Health, addressing the health care needs of women is a top priority. UTMB employs cutting-edge experts who specialize in a variety of specialties including urology, urogynecology, comprehensive women’s care and more.

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*

  • 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."


  • UTMB Urology Attends AUA 2022

    UTMB Urology Attends AUA 2022

    May 18, 2022, 14:14 PM by UTMB Surgery

    UTMB Urology members and supporters attended the recent meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in New Orleans, Louisiana, and several gave speaking events.

Honors & Awards