News from the Department of Surgery
Congratulations to the New Student Leadership of the Student Surgical Society for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year.
President – Katharine Diaz
Vice-President/Treasurer – Kevin Records
Secretary – Jeremy Rawlings
MS1 Liaison – Jaime Guerrero
View Student Surgical Society (10-21-14)
Congratulations to Surgery Department faculty and staff celebrating milestone years of service!
Thank you for your dedication to UTHSCSA.
Kenneth Sirinek, MD, PhD - 35 years of service
Jana Lee Normandin - 20 years of service
Wayne Schwesinger, MD - 40 years of service
Ninfa Alvarado, 20 years of service
Rebecca Ann Holloway 10/10/1952-9/14/2014: It is with great sadness to report that
Rebecca Ann Holloway (Becky) passed away 09/14/2014 after a massive hemorrhagic stroke. Becky is survived by father John L Ray (mother Charlotte Ray, deceased 2005); her Mama's girl and daughter Rachel Holloway (Mark O'Meara), and sisters Mary Overton (Dave Overton, DDS, deceased 2013) and son John Overton; Jenny Rosanbalm (Clifford) and daughter Stephanie Bouvier, MD (Brian), son Glen Lewis, great nieces Corinne and Caroline Bouvier; sister Melissa Isbell, MD (Patrick, MD) and the Isbell kids, Nicholas, Cassie, Sean and Kayla.
Becky was an Army officer's brat, born at Camp Atterbury, Indiana and then lived in Philadelphia, San Antonio, Ft Benjamin Harrison, IN again, Heidelberg, Germany, Ft Leavenworth, KS, Washington, DC area (N Springfield, VA) and finally back to San Antonio. She attended Annandale, VA High School, graduated from Churchill High School, San Antonio and then attended University of Houston and University of Texas, Austin.
Becky was a vibrant, loving and generous person who celebrated life and worked at UTHSCSA as a web master for Surgery for many years but thrived working on her house and yard or cooking for the family. She could barbecue, bake or roast anything. Becky adored her family life and fiercely protected any ill family members throughout her mother's Alzheimer's, her daughter's Crohn's disease, her sisters' and brother in law's cancer or whatever fell the family's way. Never one to mince words, Becky freely shared her opinions if she thought anybody had been wronged but just as freely talked about her love for family and friends. In her loving spirit, Becky was an organ donor who hoped to make life possible for others.
"For decades, Becky has been a great contributor and supporter to the Department of Surgery and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. As a highly skilled web master and graphic designer, she was critical to all things in Surgery. She was a great friend and colleague with a wonderful intellect and a tremendous work ethic. She will be sorely missed." - Dr. Ronny Stewart, Dept of Surgery, UTHSCSA
Please join us this Saturday, September 20th for a Memorial Service for this fantastic lady. The service will be held at the home of Patrick and Melissa Isbell (Becky's sister - Please call Molly West at 567-5705 for the address) 11:00 am - 1:30 pm (or so!). Carpooling is encouraged.
We will be outside primarily with the plants and flowers as Becky would have wanted it. Dress is casual. If you would like to share any memories or stories about her, we would love to hear them!
Congratulations to Meeghan Lautner, MD, Assistant Professor / Clinical, UT Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, on her oral abstract presentation, entitled "Disparities in utilization of breast conserving therapy among breast cancer patients', at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium Sept 4, 2014, in San Francisco. View MD Anderson press release | More about Dr. Lautner | More about the Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery (9-9-14)
Free CME Friday August 15, 2014 - Uvalde: Boulos Toursarkissian, MD, Chief of Vascular / Endovascular Surgery, will speak in Uvalde, TX, from 6-7 pm for a free dinner CME presentation at the Uvalde Country Club, 407 East Garden Street, Uvalde, TX 78801. Topic is "Peripheral Arterial Disease: When and How to Intervene." Please call ahead for reservations to 210-412-7906 or you can email Lisa Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view or download flyer. (8-13-14)