Critical Care Fellowship — 2012-2013 Fellows
Mentor H. Ahmeti, MD |
MD, University of Tirana, Albania, 2003
Residency, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – El Paso, 2012
Dr. Ahmeti was born in Kosovo, Yugoslavia , where he started his medical school at the University of Prishtina. Due to the war in Kosovo, Dr. Ahmeti transferred to Albania and obtained his medical degree at the University of Tirana. After medical school, he returned to Kosovo to start his internship in the surgical field. Dr. Ahmeti then moved to the United States to pursue his surgical training where he started as a preliminary resident at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in El Paso. He continued his residency at TTUHSC to complete the five year program. Dr. Ahmeti is currently a Surgical Critical Care Fellow at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with expected completion in June 2013.
Ben Coopwood, MD, FACS |
MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1990
Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, 1995
Dr. Coopwood was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Austin, Texas. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986 and graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1990 with a degree in Medicine. Dr. Coopwood was chosen as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society during medical school. He completed his general surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in 1995. After residency, he moved to Austin and practiced general and trauma/acute care surgery. Dr. Coopwood is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is currently a Surgical Critical Care Fellow at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, with an expected completion date of August, 2013, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Trauma & Emergency Surgery at UTHSCSA.
Olliver Nunez-Cantu, MD |
MD, Military Medical School of Mexico, Mexico
Residency, University of the Army and Air Force, 2009
Dr. Nunez-Cantu was born in Guerrero, Mexico. He is a Major in the Mexican Army. He earned his medical degree Cum Laude from the Military Medical School in the top 2% of his class. In 2003, he received an Academic High Performance Diploma from the National Assessment Center for Higher Education in his country. Dr. Nunez-Cantu completed his General Surgery Residency in 2009 from the University of the Army and Air Force and was selected as the best surgeon of his class receiving the Chief of Residents Award to complete an extra year of training as General Surgeon in the Central Military Hospital in Mexico City, the Mexican Army's highest attention level hospital. After that, he received a scholarship from the Mexican Army to travel to San Antonio and join UTHSCSA for training in Trauma Surgery. Dr. Nunez-Cantu has spoken in several forums in his country. He is an enthusiastic surgeon who enjoys teaching and taking part in trauma courses. His major interests in the trauma surgery field are 'Trauma Systems' and 'Penetrating Trauma'. Dr. Nunez-Cantu loves spending time at home with his family, and he likes playing soccer, running, and playing guitar. He is currently a Trauma Surgery Fellow with expected completion in June 2013.
UTHSCSA SAUSHEC Critical Care Fellow
Luke Hofmann, DO |
MD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2006
Residency, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, 2012
Dr. Hofmann is a Major in the US Army. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hofmann completed his internship and general surgery residency in 2012 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He is currently a surgical critical care fellow in the SAUSHEC (San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium) and the UTHSCSA Critical Care Fellowship Program.