Winter 2024

Winter 2024 Newsletter

A Message from the Publications Committee:


Welcome to the Winter 2024 edition of the Department of Surgery newsletter at UTMB! Amidst the brisk chill, we continue our steadfast commitment to healthcare excellence and patient well-being. As we return from holiday cheer, our focus remains on bringing our patients the gift of health, ensuring they can celebrate special moments with their families. This quarter has seen remarkable teamwork and advancements, reflecting the dedication of our surgical teams and support staff. Together, we are making a meaningful difference. 

Warmly, The Office of Publications 


Winter 2024 Newsletter Featured Department:
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Faculty, and Staff

(Not Pictured Above is Barbara Parish, NP and Kirsten Gonzalez, NP)

All Around UTMB Surgery

  • Movember: Changing the Face of Men's Health

    November 10, 2023, 14:40 PM by Faculty Group Practice Newsletter

    “Movember” has become an annual tradition when men forgo shaving their mustaches for an entire month. But its participants know it’s more than just a fun way to try out a new look; it’s an opportunity to draw attention to important men’s health issues.

  • Bra Day 2023

    November 3, 2023, 14:31 PM by John Carstens

    In the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Surgery Department’s Division of Plastic Surgery took the initiative to raise awareness and celebrate on October 18th.

  • Dr. Mosquera’s Review published in CMTR

    October 17, 2023, 11:54 AM by John Carstens

    Dr. Camilo Mosquera recently published a narrative review, titled “Submental Artery Island Pedicled Flap, Indications, Tips, and Pitfalls,” has been published in the Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction Journal.

  • Enhancing Cancer Care with Added Surgical Expertise

    December 14, 2023, 13:40 PM by Faculty Group Practice Newsletter

    The desire to fulfill a need in healthcare sparked an education and career journey that led Raj Vaghjiani, MD, to pursue surgical oncology as a specialty.


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