Howard T. Wang, M.D.

Professor of Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology and Division Chief  |  Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Howard T. Wang is Division Chief, Residency Program Director, and Professor for the Division of Plastic Surgery at the UT Health San Antonio. His interest is in microvascular reconstruction of the lower extremity, head and neck and breast, cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wang completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at Duke University Medical Center. While at Duke, Dr. Wang spent 6 months training in Hand Surgery at Kleinert, Kutz, and Associates in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to this, he completed a General Surgery Residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. His education began at Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Following graduation, he attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine in 1995.

Amita Shah M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor  |  Associate Program Director  |  MARC Outpatient Clinic Medical Director

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Amita Shah is an Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director for the Division of Plastic Surgery at UT Health San Antonio. She is a general plastic surgeon involved in breast reconstruction including breast microsurgery, oncologic and traumatic reconstruction, and burn and complex wound reconstruction. Dr. Shah completed her Doctor of Medicine and General Surgery Residency at UT Health San Antonio, as well as obtained her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio in Biomedical Engineering. She completed her Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests are in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with an emphasis in biomaterials. Other research interests include evaluation of surgical outcomes, quality improvement, education, and health literacy.

Scott J. Farber, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Scott Farber is an Assistant Professor for the Division of Plastic Surgery at UT Health San Antonio. He is a Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial reconstruction, microsurgery, and cosmetic surgery. He specializes in complex facial reconstruction after trauma and cancer, as well as performing all facial cosmetic procedures. Dr. Farber completed his MD at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (Brooklyn, NY), his Plastic Surgery Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, and a Craniofacial Fellowship at the New York University School of Medicine Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Farber is a medical officer in the United States Navy Reserve. 

Anand G. Shah, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Shah’s interests include facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Shah completed his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then completed a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Shah travels to India with Operation Smile to perform cleft lip and palate repairs.  Since 2009, Dr. Shah has had an academic appointment in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at UT Health San Antonio. He joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UT Health San Antonio in 2011. Dr. Shah has been named a Best Doctor by Scene in San Antonio magazine.

Peter T. H. Wang, M.D.

Associate Professor

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Peter Wang is a board certified plastic surgeon, having earned his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in the city of New York, and his dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He completed his training in plastic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed his craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery fellowship at Children′s Hospital of Los Angeles. Although adept at performing a wide range of plastic surgery, Dr. Wang′s primary mission is to provide specialized care for children born with cleft lip and cleft palate, craniosynostosis, craniomaxillofacial anomalies, hemangiomas, vascular malformations, birthmarks, congenital nevus, jaw deformity, ear deformity, and microtia.

Douglas T. Cromack, M.D.

Clinical Professor  |  Department of Orthopaedics and Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certification: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

Dr. Cromack is a Clinical Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Plastics and Orthopaedics and has been a member of the UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine faculty since 2000. He is board certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery with added qualification of surgery of the hand and has extensive research experience in wound healing including a 3-year fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. He completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Cromack earned his M.D. from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, VT, in 1983, and his BS from the US Military Academy in West Point, NY.

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Baumholtz, M.D., FACS

Adjunct Associate Professor

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Baumholtz is board certified in Plastic Surgery and holds a certificate of subspecialization in Hand Surgery. He has a private practice serving the San Antonio region with a focus in Aesthetics but covers a broad spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Michael E. Decherd, M.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Otolaryngology, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Decherd is board certified in Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology. He is a fourth-generation Texan doctor and serves the San Antonio area as a private practice Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon.

Kunj Desai, M.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor  |  The Hand Center, San Antonio, TX

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Desai is board certified in Plastic Surgery and completed a Fellowship training in Hand & Microvascular Surgery at The Hand Center. He also has a special interest and expertise in complex microvascular reconstruction following head and neck cancer and post-traumatic lower extremity reconstruction.

Cecilia Alejandra Garcia de Mitchell, M.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery 

Dr. Garcia de Mitchell is a board certified plastic surgeon, having earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She also completed her training in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Donald A Hollsten, M.D., FACS

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Hollsten is a board certified Ophthalmologist and a fellowship trained Oculoplastic Surgeon. For over 35 years, he has been treating patients and specializing in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He continues to display an exceptional skill set and has been consistently recognized by his peers as an expert in his field.

Richard A. Levine, M.D., D.D.S., FACS

Clinical Professor

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Levine has been practicing plastic surgery for more than 25 years in San Antonio, Texas, and focuses exclusively on cosmetic surgery procedures to help patients look their best. He has been on the faculty of numerous medical schools and authored extensively in cosmetic surgery. You will find him to be dedicated to the success and safety of your surgical experience. Dr. Levine aspires to make a positive difference in the lives of his patients and the community. As a result, he has been selected amongst the Best Doctors in Texas and the Executive Board of the Baptist and Methodist Hospitals.

Robert C. Lyons, M.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Chief of Plastic Surgery at South Texas Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital-San Antonio

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery 

Dr. Lyons has been associated with US Army since 1983 taking on roles that include serving as the senior clinical supervising the medical and trauma surgical care provided in a busy combat hospital deployed in Iraq with approximately 20,000 patients being seen over a ten month period. Also, he was Consultant to the Surgeon General for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His current position is Chief for the Department of Surgery which includes Chief for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital.

Interests:  Pressure sore reconstruction, Mohs’ reconstruction, and general plastic surgery

Delio P. Ortegon, M.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Ortegon is a board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He completed his training in General Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery at the UT Health San Antonio. He offers a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures and specializes in breast and body procedures.

David W. Person, M.D. FACS

Adjunct Associate Professor  |  The Hand Center, San Antonio, TX

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Person is board certified in Plastic Surgery and holds a certificate of subspecialization in Hand Surgery. His clinical interests include surgery of the hand and wrist, reconstructive plastic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. He has particular interest and expertise in endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery.