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.

South Texas Lung Institute (STLI)

The UTHSCSA Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Division of General Thoracic Surgery has partnered with St. Luke's Baptist hospital to provide highly coordinated lung cancer treatment.  It is the first initiative in South Texas to offer a navigated program with one-call access to that your high-risk patients can be quickly referred to the appropriate level of treatment. 

February is American Heart Month!

The Go Red for Women Summit held Friday, Feb. 7, brought women together to learn about heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death of U.S. women. It kills more women each year than all types of cancer combined. According to the AHA, heart disease also is the No. 1 killer of men and women combined in the U.S. and in the world. Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death in the U.S.

Scott Johnson awarded 2014 Presidential Clinical Excellence Award

The Presidential Clinical Excellence Award honors full-time faculty of the Health Science Center who provide superlative clinical services as part of their faculty appointments.  These clinicians have distinguished themselves through exemplary and sustained expertise, and they represent the very finest in quality patient care.  By building relationships with patients, family members, professional colleagues, residents, students and staff, these awardees demonstrate collaborative teamwork, independent leadership and compassionate care.