Plastic Surgery Faculty

Linda Phillips, MD

Linda G. Phillips, MD

Truman G. Blocker, Jr., MD Distinguished Chair;
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery

Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Residency Program: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (Plastic Surgery); Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (General Surgery)

Special Interests: Healing of difficult wounds; body contouring after massive weight loss; reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery; cosmetic facial and body contouring of all types

Research Projects: Biology of surgical infection; use of pharmaceuticals to decrease post-operative nausea and vomitting; complications/outcomes in body contouring after massive weight loss

Throughout her career, Dr. Phillips has received a number of accolades. She has been included in the Best Doctors in America database, was listed in the Guide to America's Top Surgeons, was named a Texas "Top Doc" and was recognized by Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Doctor. She was honored with the "Young at Heart" award from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for her membership, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Plastic Surgery Foundation.

Dr. Phillips is a member of 25 professional organizations, including the American Surgical Association, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Association for Hand Surgery, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons and the Singleton Surgical Society. She is a fellow of both the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. She has served as President or Chair of the Association of Women Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the Plastic Surgery Foundation, the American Council of Academic Surgeons, and the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons.

301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0724
Telephone: (409) 772-1257
Fax: (409) 772-1872
Email: lphillip@utmb.edu

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Ludwik K. Branski, MD

Ludwik K. Branski, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Medical School, Bonn, Germany

Residency: Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Fellowships: Burns and trauma research, acute burn surgery, and reconstructive burn surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children and The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

Clinical Interests: Acute and reconstructive burn surgery; pediatric reconstructive surgery; management of complicated wounds; scar surgery; hand surgery; general plastic surgery; medical student education

Research Interests: Burn metabolism; hypertrophic scars and keloids; fat grafting; burn reconstruction

815 Market Street
Galveston, TX 77555-1220
Phone: (409) 770-6742
Fax: (409) 770-6919
Email: lubransk@utmb.edu

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Eric Cole, MD

Eric L. Cole, MD

Assistant Professor
Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Residency: General Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Plastic Surgery Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Fellowship: Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California and Children's Hospital,
Los Angeles, California

Special Interests: Aesthetic surgery; pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery; skin cancer; Mohs reconstruction; nasal obstruction and repair

Research projects: Salvage of infected implants with delayed regional flap coverage

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0724
Phone: (409) 772-1255
FAX: (409) 772-1872
Email: elcole@utmb.edu

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Trung Ho, MD

Trung Ho, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Residency Program: Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Baylor Scott & White Healthcare/Texas A&M University, Temple, Texas

Fellowship: Hand and Microsurgery, Christine M. Kleinert Institute, Louisville, Kentucky

Special Interests:
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Soft tissue reconstruction due to trauma and cancer resection
- Microsurgery
Hand Surgery
- Adult and pediatric hand and wrist injuries, degenerative conditions, and peripheral neuropathies

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0724
Phone: (409) 772-1255
FAX: (409) 772-1872
Email: trho@utmb.edu

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William B. Norbury, MD

William B. Norbury, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospital Medical College, London, UK

Residency: Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK

Fellowships: Burns and trauma research, acute burn surgery, and reconstructive burn surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children and The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas; Laser surgery fellowship, Severn Deanery, Swansea, UK

Clinical Interests: Acute and reconstructive burn surgery; sepsis; nutrition in critical care; wound healing; scarring; medical education

Research Interests: Sepsis; burn metabolism; scarring

815 Market Street
Galveston, TX 77555
Phone: (409) 770-6741
Fax: (409) 770-6919
Email: wbnorbur@utmb.edu

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Julie Park, MD

Julie E. Park, MD

Associate Professor

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Residency Program: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital/University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

Fellowship: Breast, Microsurgical, and Aesthetic Surgery, Mercy Medical Center, with Dr. Bernard Chang, Baltimore, Maryland

Special Interests: Reconstructive microsurgery, breast reconstruction, oncoplastic surgery to reconstruct defects after some lumpectomies, breast reduction, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and liposuction

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0724
Phone: (409) 772-1255
FAX: (409) 772-1872
Email: jupark@utmb.edu

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Ramon L Zapata Sirvent, MD

Ramón L. Zapata Sirvent, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Residency: Plastic Surgery and General Surgery-- Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Fellowships: Reconstructive Burn Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas; Burn Surgery Research and Surgical Immunology, University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California; Burn and Trauma Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado

Clinical Interests: Reconstructive and laser burn surgery, management of complicated wounds, scars, general plastic surgery, body contouring, reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery

Research Interests: Hypertrophic scars and keloids, fat grafting, CO2 laser, surgical and burn immunology

815 Market Street
Galveston, TX 77555
Phone: (409) 770-6589
Fax: (409) 770-6919
Email: razapata@utmb.edu

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Adjunct Clinical Faculty

barlow

Mark Barlow

cohen

Benjamin E. Cohen

collins

Donald R. Collins, Jr.

cronin

Ernest D. Cronin

garcia

Jan Garcia, Jr.

lapuerta

Leo Lapuerta, Jr.

molliver

Clayton L. Moliver

smith

Bruce K. Smith


Plastic Surgery Part-time Clinical Faculty

William R. Posnick, DDS, MS
Pediatric Dental Care
Phone: (409) 744-4551
2501 65th Street, Suite A
Galveston, TX 77551


Division of Plastic Surgery
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-0724
Phone: 409-772-1255
Fax: 409-772-1872

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