Department of Surgery Faculty
Lori L. Pounds, M.D., RVT, FACS
Open and Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Imaging, Vascular Medicine, Education, Vascular ResearchClinical interests:
Treatment of Venous Diseases including:Varicose VeinsVenous UlcerationsAcute and Chronic DVTDialysis Access Creation
Aortic Aneurysmal Disease
Limb Salvage and Peripheral Vascular Disease
Lori L. Pounds, M.D, is an Associate Professor Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital San Antonio. She is the founding and current Program Directory for the Vascular Surgery Fellowship.
Dr. Pounds enjoys all aspects of peripheral vascular surgery but has a particular interest in venous disease. This includes the spectrum of venous disorders from the cosmetic patient, varicose veins and venous ulcerations. She has had the opportunity to participate in a national venous ulcers guidelines committee through the American Venous Forum. She currently has clinical and education research protocols in dialysis access creation and resident/medical student education.
Dr. Pounds was born and raised near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and went to the University of Pittsburgh for her undergraduate degree in biochemistry. Her medical school training was in Philadelphia at Temple University School of Medicine. She then came to Texas in 1993 and did her internship and residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) under Dr Courtney Townsend. She also had the opportunity to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in burn research at the Shriner’s Burn Institute in Galveston. Returning to Philadelphia and her alma mater Temple University, she completed a two year peripheral Vascular Fellowship. She is currently board certified in both Vascular and General Surgery. Dr. Pounds joined the faculty back in Texas at UTMB in 2001 as an Assistant Professor and Director of Endovascular surgery at UTMB . She also served as the Director for the Texas Department of Corrections Vascular Surgery Service. She moved to San Antonio in 2007 to join a private practice, but returned to academics in 2010 to serve our nations veterans as the Chief of Vascular Surgery at Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital. She is currently Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. In 2014 she became the program director and founded the vascular surgery fellowship at UTHSCSA.