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MD, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, Mississippi, 2010
Dr. Abston is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and attended Millsaps College for his undergraduate studies, graduating in 2006. He completed medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, recieving his medical degree in 2010. Dr. Abston is interested in pursuing a fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care and aiding in medical education throughout his career.
MD, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 2010
Dr. Babcock was born and raised in San Antonio. She graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN in 2006 with a BS in Biology, and then attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston and received her medical degree in 2010. Dr. Babcock's current professional interests are trauma, academic medicine, and the medical humanities. Her outside interests include ballet, film, and supporting the ASPCA.
MD, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 2010
Dr. Booth is a native of Midland, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from UTHSC-Houston. He is currently in the general surgery research track and plans on entering academic practice after the completion of his training.
MD, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq, 2006
Dr. Bunyan is a medical graduate of Al-Kindy College Of Medicine, Baghdad University. As an Iraqi medical student living inside Iraq during the war, Dr. Bunyan and his family had to face a lot of challenges that threatened their lives everyday, but his will to graduate and become a doctor downgraded all the difficulties. Throughout all his pre-medical and medical curriculum, Dr. Bunyan ranked always high among his class, including first nationwide in national Iraqi public exams,and third among his medical graduation class. In October 1999, he represented his country at the National Parliament Of Youth, held in Paris, France, in the Environment workshop, discussing and explaining the consequences of wars on environment and general health. Dr. Bunyan completed his Internships in Iraq and Jordan. He also did a sub-internship in General Surgery at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant, OK, and in Internal/Family/Occupational Medicine in Texas suburbs. He spent some time observing in the Cardiovascular Surgery Department at the UTHSC-Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital. His ambition is to become a General Surgeon with high educational and professional standards, and to persue a fellowship in Hepatobiliary and Transplantation. In addition to his career, Dr. Bunyan likes to spend time with family and friends, teaching his son swimming and soccer. Dr. Bunyan enjoys playing dominos, and has a special interest in Arabic poetry and travel.
MD, Universidad Privada del Valle, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2006
Sebastian Cuevas was born in La Paz, Bolivia and graduated from Universidad Privada del Valle. After being Chief Intern at the Military Hospital in La Paz he moved to Houston Texas to work as a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE™) where he participated in the development of educational programs by assisting in surgical labs set-up and acting as a facilitator for these programs. Before finishing his research program he assisted in the Learning Center for Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery at SAGES Meeting 2009. Sebastian Cuevas is also manager for MD United Football Club and loves to travel.
MD, Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, 2002
Dr. Kareem, a native of Egypt, graduated from Ain Shams School of medicine. His professional interests include gastrointestinal surgery, trauma and critical care, and molecular cell biology. He is currently completing his research fellowship at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation.
MD, University of North Texas Health Science Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Worth, Texas, 2010
Dr. Goetz was born and raised in Venezuela. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree (Highest Honors) in Human Biology with a concentration on Genetics and Biotechnology. Subsequently, she moved to Fort Worth to attend medical school at The University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She graduated from medical school in May 2010. While in medical school, Dr. Goetz went on a medical mission trip to Puebla, Mexico; served as curriculum representative and secretary for her class; and was vice-president of United Latin American Medical Student (ULAMS). Dr. Goetz's interests outside medicine are music, photography and outdoor activities.
MD, Instituo de Ciencias del la Salud (Ces), Medellin, Colombia, 2006
Dr. Gomez graduated from Universidad CES in 2006. He completed a year of social service in Chinchina, a small town located in the heart of Colombia's coffee zone. Dr. Gomez returned to Medellin where he worked with his father as a Surgical Assistant in his Urology practice and teaching Physiology in his Alma Mater for a year and a half. In the fall of 2009, he joined the UTHSCSA department of Surgery/Trauma as a Research Assistant where he was responsible for initiating, implementing and monitoring various clinical research projects. Pedro Pablo enjoys photography, going to the movies, learning from different cultures and spending time with family and friends.
MD, Bangalore Medical College, India, 2002
Dr. Gurram Alu graduated from Bangalore Medical College, India and subsequently did her postgraduate Anaesthesia training in India. She also trained in the United Kingdom before starting her residency in the United States. She likes cooking and enjoys spending time with her two lovely kids.
MD, University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medical Science, St. Augustine, Trinidad Y Tobago, 2005
Dr. Hosein was born in Trinidad and attended the University of the West Indies in the Faculties of Natural & Medical Sciences. Before his medical education, Dr Hosein worked at the Environmental Management Authority in Trinidad where he was a Technical Coordinator in Pollution Prevention and Control. While in medical school, he represented his faculty as the Chairman of the Medical Sciences School Association. He also conducted clinical research in the Community Health department in his third year. After he graduated, he worked in his country's level 1 hospital in the emergency room and attained the position of shift coordinator.
MD, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California, 2010
Dr. Kirkpatrick is originally from San Francisco, California and graduated from University of California at Irvine School of Medicine in 2010. He is currently in his intern year of general surgery at UTHSCSA. Future plans include possibly pursuing fellowship training in vascular surgery after residency.
DO, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Ft. Worth, Texas, 2010
Dr. Mann completed a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Texas. He completed his medical degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently an intern at UTHSCSA. Following his completion of surgical internship, Dr. Mann will complete residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Connecticut.
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, 2010
Dr. Monfre was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming, where he completed undergraduate degrees in Zoology/Physiology and Medical Microbiology, as well as a Master's degree in Pathobiology. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle as part of the WWAMI regional medical education program. Dr. Monfre's research interests include acute care surgery, trauma/critical care, rural surgery and wound infections. He plans to return to community practice in Wyoming following residency at UTHSCSA.
MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2009
Dr. Nash completed high school and college in Illinois and worked for two years in the computer industry in California. Moved to Oklahoma in 2003 to work towards medical school with acceptance to the University of Oklahoma medical school in 2005 and completion in 2009. Currently completing an non-designated intern year at Baylor College of Medicine and moving on to UTHSCSA for a categorical position to continuation and completion of his training.
MD, Universidad de La Salle, Mexico City, 1998
Born in Mexico City in 1976. Earned his medical degree, Suma Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude from La Salle University. Completed his General Surgery training in 2006 from Universidad Nacional Auntonoma de Mexico, in the top, 2% of his class. Fellowship at the Texas Endosurgery Institute in advance laparoscopic surger, where he was Chief of Research since 2008. Dr Portillo is a frequent speaker in congresses arround the world, as well as author of numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of advanced laparosocpic surgery.
MD, University of Texas School of Medicine San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 2010
Dr. Ramirez was born in the border town of Laredo, Texas. He attended Southwestern University as an undergraduate, earning a BS in Biology in 2006. He then received his MD degree from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio in May 2010. Dr. Ramirez will begin his Urology training here in July 2011, after completion of 1 year of general surgery. He enjoys soccer, boxing, fishing and spending time with his family/friends.
MD, University of Texas School of Medicine San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 2010
Caesar A. Ricci III is a native of Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the UTHSCSA School of Medicine in May 2010. Before starting medical school, he worked as a Spanish interpreter at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. He obtained a B.S in 2001 and MPH in 2003, both from Texas A&M University. In addition to his interests in surgery, he has been involved in global health programs that have recently led him to travel to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Chad, where he worked with Sudanese refugees escaping the violence in Darfur.
MD, Veer Surendra Sai Medical College, Burla, India, 2004
Dr. Roy graduated from VSS Medical College, India in 2004. Subsequently he moved to England where he did his basic surgical training in Yorkshire and was entitled with the membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is currently working as a research fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery and bariatric surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. Mayank enjoys a variety of sports like basketball, badminton and swimming. He represented his school and university in various basketball tournaments. He was the basketball captain in his university and played at local league level in Yorkshire.
MD, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, College Station, Texas, 2010
Dr. Scherer was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She attended Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts where she earned a BA in Chemistry in 2004. She moved to New Haven, Connecticut following college where she attended Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health. She completed an internship between her first and second year at the Government Accountability Office in Washington, DC. In 2006, she earned her MPH with a focus in Health Policy and Administration. She completed her basic science courses for medical school in College Station, Texas at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She had the opportunity to complete her clinical years at Scott & White in Temple. She earned her MD in May of 2010. Dr. Scherer is pleased to begin her General Surgery Residency at UTHSCSA in July 2010.
MD, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, 2006
Dr. Sordo graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico in 2006. During a year of rural service in the desert of Baja California, he was able to obtain Local, State and Federal funding as well as private investors to turn a one-room clinic in to an integral care facility serving well over 6000 people. Salvador enjoys running, sailing and spending time with family and friends.
MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., 2010
Dr. Gustavo V. Villegas was born in Juarez, Mexico. He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Microbiology with honors and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2006. Dr. Villegas was accepted early into Boston University School of Medicine as part of a collaboration program between these institutions called Early Medical School Selection Program. In May 2010, Dr. Villegas obtained his M.D. degree and starting July of this year he will start his preliminary intern year in General Surgery at UTHSCSA. He has been accepted into the Urology residency program and will begin following his preliminary year at UTHSCSA.
MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2010
Dr. Voss was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She completed Undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. During undergrad, she completed a 6 month study abroad program in Sevilla, Spain. Afterwards, she returned to her hometown to complete Medical School at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She will complete a one year General Surgery Internship followed by four years of Urology.
MD, Peking University Health Science Center, Peking, China, 1997
Dr. Zhang was born and raised in China. He graduated from Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China in 1997. After finishing 3-year residency in General Surgery, he completed Cardiothoracic Surgery training in China with the degrees: Master of Surgery and Doctor of Surgery. In 2007, he moved to Ottawa, Canada as a research/clinical fellow at University of Ottawa Heart Institute. His research involved the use of tissue engineering and cell-based approaches to restore blood flow to damaged tissue and improve its function. When not working, he also enjoys jogging and swimming.
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Lillian Liao, MD, MPH |
MD, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, 2004
MPH, University of Texas - Houston, School of Public Health, MPH - Concentration: Health Finances and Health Economics, 1999-2000
BA, University of Texas at Austin, Major: Economics, 1994-1998
Lillian Liao is a microeconomist and public health advocate turned surgeon. Her primary clinical and research interests are vascular and pediatric trauma surgery. Dr. Liao hopes to incorporate all aspects of her education and training into her career development as a surgeon. Dr. Liao obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and her MPH from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Ronald J. Kembro, DO |
DO, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2005
General Surgery Internship and Residency Program, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, 2010
Dr. Kembro is a Captain in the US Army at Brooke Army Medical Center. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Kembro completed his internship and general surgery residency in 2010 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.
Daun J. Milligan, MD |
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, 2006
Anesthesiology Residency Program, San Antonio Uniformed Serices Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), 2010
Dr. Milligan is a Captain in the US Army at Brooke Army Medical Center. She earned her medical degree in 2006 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Milligan completed her anesthesiology residency in 2010 from the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) and is currently a critical care fellow in the SAUSHEC and the UTHSCSA Critical Care Fellowship Program.