News

UT Southwestern Frisco Location to Open This Winter

 

This winter, UT Southwestern Medical Center is coming to the North Texas suburb of Frisco. The facility is a partnership with Texas Health Resources, and the two health care giants are bringing expert care to the fastest growing city in the United States.

Resident Fellowship Matches

 

Several of the 2020 chief residents have received their match results. Please join us in congratulating them.

In Memorium: Surgery Remembers Dr. Robert N. McClelland

 

Dr. Robert N. McClelland, emeritus professor of surgery, died on September 10, 2019, after an extended illness. Dr. McClelland spent his entire career at UT Southwestern following graduation from medical school. Generations of students, residents, and faculty members knew this humble giant as “Dr. Mac.” His profound impact on the training of surgeons at UT Southwestern extended over six decades.

ASTS Collaborative Scientist Grant

 

Assistant Professor Malcolm MacConmara, M.D., has been selected by the American Society for Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) to receive the 2019 Collaborative Scientist Grant for the study “Predicting Liver Transplant Outcomes Using Donor Genetics: Utility of HSD17B13 as a Novel Biomarker.”

Promising Investigator Award

 

The American College of Surgeons has announced that Assistant Professor Dr. Sam Wang will receive the 2019 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award. Dr. Wang is the first person at UT Southwestern to be so honored.

Resident Wellness Program Adds Care Packages

 

Residents are notorious for spending little time caring for themselves during the turmoil of residency. Everyone gets sick, and few, if any, residents take the time to really go see their own physician, take medication, or take any measures to get well.

Professional Development Series

 

The Surgery Faculty Professional Development Series is now in full swing, having wrapped up its first two presentations of the series. The first featured speaker of the series was Andrew Ziskind, M.D., M.B.A., who is the senior executive officer of Southwestern Health Resources.

New Research Infrastructure Now Available

 

The Department of Surgery announces the Surgical Center for Outcomes, Implementation, and Novel Interventions (S-COIN).

New Divisions in the Department

 

The Department of Surgery has split the division of GI/ endocrine surgery into the division of endocrine surgery and the division of colorectal surgery.

Professional Development Series

 

The Faculty Development Series has closed its inaugural year with a presentation on negotiation and conflict management from Ronald L. Blumoff, M.D., adjunct professor of healthcare management at UT Dallas.