Department of Surgery Faculty
Paula K. Shireman, MD, MS
Professor, Dielmann Chair in Surgery
Open and Endovascular Surgery, outcomes research, muscle regeneration and arteriogenesisClinical interests:
Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke
Limb Salvage and Peripheral Vascular Disease
Basic and Advanced Hemodialysis Access
Basic and Advanced Venous Disease Treatments
Vascular Disease in Diabetic Patients
Dr. Shireman is a Professor in the departments of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery with a secondary appointment in Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She is an academic vascular surgeon and basic/translational science researcher, currently serving as the Vice Dean for Team Science for the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She holds the Dielmann Chair in Surgery endowment. In her clinical role, she performs open and endovascular procedures while training residents and medical students.
As a researcher, she is the principal investigator for grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Administration. Her published research is primarily in macrophage biology, angiogenesis, stem cells, tissue regeneration and microRNAs. Her translational research incorporates medical, graduate and postdoctoral student training. She collaborates with investigators at the San Antonio Military Health System to determine the long- term outcomes of Service Members with extremity vascular injuries to improve battlefield treatments and transitions of care between the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration. Dr. Shireman’s publications can be viewed using this link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/paula k..shireman, md.1/bibliography/47878762/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending.
She is a co-Principal Investigator on our NIH Clinical Translational Science Award responsible for strategic partnership with our CTSA affiliated institutions, biostatistics, study design and biomedical informatics cores, and evaluation of all CTSA programs.