Nursing graduate's healed heart helps others

Nursing graduate’s healed heart helps others


Friday, May 1, 2015by Natalie Gutierrez

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Shelby Green’s ties to San Antonio run deep. At age 1, she came here to undergo lifesaving heart surgery. Nineteen years later, her life’s story brought her back for nursing school. Now she helps other cardiac patients.

First Annual Healthy Heart Homecoming

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Univeristy Hospital, Main Garden
4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Please join us as we celebrate and recognize patients whose lives have
been changed by the Transcatheter Aortic Replacement (TAVR) procedure at University Hospital. 
This revolutionary procdure has given new hope for patients
who previously had no options for treating their valvular heart disease. 
Please RSVP by April 3 to

Heart surgery patient meets surgeon 20 years later

One out of every 100 children is born with a heart defect. That translates to 34,000 kids a year. Not all of those children survive.
When Leanne Ray was born she had a heart defect that didn't allow parts of her body to get the oxygen it needed.
She had her first surgery when she was one, and the second when she was three. Now, 20 years later, she's getting to meet the surgeon who saved her life.
Leanne Ray met Dr. John Calhoon many years ago as a young girl.
It was a meeting she didn't remember but today is a day she'll never forget.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

Are you aware that lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon, and pancreatic cancer combine? That's a big group and you may be asking yourself if you may be at risk. Here to help you find out for sure is Dr. Dan Dearmond, he is the practicing Cardiothoracic Surgeon from UTMedicine at Baptist Health System!

Andrea J. Carpenter, MD, PhD Elected President-Elect of STSA

Andrea J. Carpenter, MD, PhD is elected President-Elect of The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) for 2014-2015.


The mission of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association is to support southern and southern trained members of the cardiothoracic surgery community and their families in the pursuit of the highest quality patient care, education, scientific achievement, collegiality, and life balance.


Carl Backer, MD to Speak: Inaugural Hearst Endowment Visiting Professorship

Hearst Endowment Visiting Professor
When and Where
Dr. Backer will deliver two lectures on Thursday, Aug. 28. At noon he will speak on “Paradigm Shift in Pediatric Cardiac Care–An Acuity Adaptable Patient Unit,” in the School of Medicine building, Room 409-410L. At 5 p.m. he will give the Grand Rounds Lecture on “The Failing Fontan, Conversion versus Transplant?” in the CT Surgical Conference Room, School of Medicine, Room 211L.