Winter 2022 Newsletter

A Message from the Publications Committee:

Welcome to the Winter 2022 newsletter for the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch! As our team grows, we have several new faculty and staff who will be furthering our mission to provide optimal care and world-class education. Welcome, new team members!

Heart Health month will soon be upon us- make sure to Go Red for Heart Health on February 3rd!

We will continue to share our successes and programs with the community. As always, 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!

Winter 2022 Newsletter Featured Department: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

All Around UTMB Surgery

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Phillips and Dr. Walden holding an award

    Plastic Surgery Visiting Lecturer: Jennifer Walden, MD

    November 22, 2022, 14:56 PM by UTMB Surgery

    The Division of Plastic Surgery recently hosted Jennifer Walden, MD, who presented three talks. Dr. Walden is an alumna of the UTMB Plastic Surgery program and is also the first woman president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

  • watercolor kidney with UTMB logo

    Grand Rounds: Organ Donation and Donor Management

    November 15, 2022, 09:06 AM by UTMB Surgery

    Michael Kueht, MD from the Texas Transplant Center at UTMB, and Gina Fullen of the Southwest Transplant Alliance presented a Grand Rounds discussion with the Department of Internal Medicine in late October.

  • Mileski

    New Lectureship Series in Honor of Dr. William Mileski

    November 11, 2022, 11:34 AM by UTMB Surgery

    In November, the UTMB Department of Surgery held its first session for the William J. Mileski, MD Lectureship Series. This lecture series will bring leaders with seminal contributions in the field of trauma and acute care surgery to share education, thoughts, and experiences with our staff and faculty, exemplifying the UTMB organizational goal of “Working Together to Work Wonders.”


Honors & Awards

  • Gili Halfteck news image

    Dr. Halfteck Accepted to MD Anderson Endocrinology Fellowship

    January 19, 2023, 14:34 PM by Melanie Connolly

    UTMB Department of Surgery Breast Fellow Gili Halfteck, MD, PhD has been accepted into the MD Anderson Endocrinology Fellowship, which will follow her current Breast Fellowship with Dr. Klimberg.

  • Dr. V Suzanne Klimberg in procedure room, arms folded and smiling

    Dr. Klimberg Recognized as an Exceptional Woman in Medicine

    November 7, 2022, 13:46 PM by UTMB Surgery

    V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, PhD, MSHCT, FACS, MAMSE was recognized by the American Registry as an “Exceptional Woman in Medicine.” The American registry recognition seeks to acknowledge outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the field of medicine.

  • Dr. Cummins receives Thayer Award

    January 11, 2023, 10:09 AM by UTMB Surgery

    Claire Cummins, MD was awarded the Thayer Award for Excellence in Teaching from the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine.

  • Marwan

    Dr. Marwan Selected for Prestigious Examination Committee

    October 26, 2022, 09:11 AM by UTMB Surgery

    The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) has selected Dr. Hisham Marwan, DDA, FACS, to be on the ABOMS Certificate of added Qualifications (CAQ) in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery examination committee.