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Surgery Research News

Dr. Wampler to Attend ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit (2019-01-24)

Dr. Nicholson Co-Moderates Microbiome Session at ACS Clinical Congress (2018-10-24)

Congratulations to J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society Resident Papers Competition Winners! (2018-06-18)

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Recent publications

Hernandez MC, Finnesgard EJ, Aho JM, Jenkins DH, Zielinski MD. Association of post-operative organ space infection after intraoperative irrigation in appendicitis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Apr;84(4):628-635. PMID: 29271870 View the abstract

Johnson M, Alarhayem A, Convertino V, Carter R 3rd, Chung K, Stewart R, Myers J, Dent D, Liao L, Cestero R, Nicholson S, Muir M, Schwacha M, Wampler D, DeRosa M, Eastridge B. Compensatory Reserve Index: Performance of a novel monitoring technology to identify the bleeding trauma patient. Shock. 2018 Mar;49(3):295-300. PMID: 28767544 View the abstract

Yamamoto R, Clanton D, Willis RE, Jonas RB, Cestero RF. Rapid decay of transthoracic echocardiography skills at 1 month: A prospective observational study. J Surg Educ. 2018 Mar - Apr;75(2):503-509. PMID: 28736288 View the abstract

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SURGERY RESEARCH — Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio


Research Mission
Research constitutes a significant component of our department’s mission, with innovative projects leading to greater scientific understanding and improved human health. We invite you to explore the research web pages to learn more about our research efforts.


Basic, Translational and Clinical Research
The Department of Surgery at UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) conducts research of a translational nature in both basic and clinical sciences. The research is multidisciplinary and includes investigators with specialties in surgery, medicine, prehospital care, physiology, cell and molecular biology, biomedical engineering and surgical education. A combined team effort and integrative approach by our researchers contributes to improved procedures for training, diagnosis and treatment that ultimately contribute to decreased complications, morbidity and mortality in our patient population.


Research Interests
Although the research interests in the department are multifaceted, particular areas of interest include the immunopathology of trauma, wound healing and regenerative medicine, surgical education, cancer biology and epidemiology, bioinformatics and prehospital and critical care. Our research endeavors are funded by the NIH, Department of Defense and other sources.


Research Training
The Department of Surgery at UTHSA has a strong and long-lasting commitment to the training of surgical residents, fellows and students in translational research applicable to the field of surgery. Our fellows, residents and students have presented at prestigious conferences and meetings, both nationally and internationally and received numerous awards.