Physicians and Providers

Physicians

Professor and Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery
President's Council Chair for Excellence in Surgery
 

Dr. Calhoon obtained his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1981. He is Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery and Congenital Cardiac Surgery. He joined the group in 1989...
Professor and Program Director of Thoracic Surgery Residency
Dr. Carpenter earned her PhD in Physiology from Penn State University in 1981 and her medical degree from George Washington University in 1989. She is Board Certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery...
Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director for Thoracic Surgery Residency
Dr. DeArmond completed general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Iowa. He is board certified...
Assistant Professor
Dr. Hamilton earned his Medical Degree at the University of Nevada in 1997 where he received the Dean’s Scholar award. He completed a residency in general surgery at The University of Texas...

Professor and Associate Program Director Thoracic Surgery Residency
Chief of Division, Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery
William Randolph Hearst Chair, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Husain obtained his Medical Degree from the University of North Dakota where he was a Ray Dugan Memorial Academic Scholar. He completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of Iowa...

Associate Professor
Chief of Division, General Thoracic Surgery
Chiscano Endowed Professor for Excellence in Research  

Dr. Johnson received his medical degree in 1987 from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is Board Certified in Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Thoracic...
Assistant Professor
Dr. Kane joined the faculty at the University Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2011, where she holds a joint academic appointment of Assistant Professor in the Department of...
Assistant Professor
Dr. Makey earned his Medical Degree at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans LA in 2006 where he received the Sam McCool Excellence in Surgery Award.  He completed General Surgery and Cardiothoracic...

Professor and Vice Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief of Division, Adult Cardiac Surgery
J. Kent Trinkle Chair in Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Sako obtained his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1982 and obtained his PhD in 1991. He is Board Certified in Surgery and Thoracic...
Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director for Thoracic Surgery Residency
Dr. Stasik earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He trained in General Surgery at the University of Florida, followed by a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery...

Nurse Practitioners

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Specialist
Adult Cardiac, Thoracic, Lung Transplant Surgery

Mrs. Kim Hanks graduated from Northwestern State University School of Nursing in 1999. She began her professional nursing career in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Louisiana State...

Professional Nurse Practitioner, Specialist
Adult Cardiac, Thoracic Surgery

Education MSN, Family Practice, University of Texas, Tyler, TX, 2011 BSN, Nursing, The University of Texas, Tyler, TX, 2008 Diploma Degree, Nursing, Texas Eastern School of Nursing, Tyler, TX, 1982...

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Instructor/Clinical
Adult Cardiac, Thoracic, Lung Transplant Surgery

Mr. Koch received his nursing degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Nursing in 1981 and immediately began employment in the surgical intensive care...

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner
Instructor/Clinical
Adult Cardiac, Thoracic, Lung Transplant Surgery

Mr. Rossett joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2003 with Interventional Cardiology. He transitioned to Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2005 where he currently practices...

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Specialist
Congenital Heart Program  

Ms. Turner joined the Congenital Heart Program in 2013, serving as a Specialist in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. She began her nursing career at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City...

Nurses

Congenital Heart Surgery Nurse Coordinator
Brenda Cabaza obtained her BSN in nursing at UTHSCSA in San Antonio and a BA in Sociology/Social Work from UT Austin. Her background has been in Critical Care and Cardiology. She has worked with the...
Cardiac Surgery Nurse Coordinator
Carolyn holds a BS degree in nursing from Duke University. She has a certification in Legal Nurse Consulting and held CCRN and ACLS certifications while employed as a critical care and cardiothoracic...
Thoracic Surgery Nurse Coordinator
Rebecca Medina received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and her Associate Degree in Nursing. Rebecca is a surgical nurse coordinator & case manager, and has been...

Cardiac Surgery Nurse Coordinator

Ms. Wendy Robinson has more than 30 years of interdisciplinary direct and supervisory clinical experience in many clinical specialties. This experience includes case management, risk management and...
Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Manager
Ms. Aileen Wilkinson graduated Cum Laude from the University of the East, Philipines, with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing. For the next 16 years, she worked in multiple critical care...

Resident

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident
Dr. Eilers grew up in rural Central Wisconsin on a small farm. She was actively involved in 4-H, which provided the foundation of service towards her community and work ethic needed to raise/show...
Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident
Dr. Evaristo Fernandez Sada was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He received his medical degree in 2009 from the Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos in Monterrey, Mexico. For his year of social...
Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident
Dr Merritt was born in Mankato, MN and has lived all over the world since then, including Sierra Leone, Africa where her family served as missionaries. She completed her EMT-Basic Certification in...
Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident
Dr. Monfre was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming, where he completed undergraduate degrees in Zoology/Physiology and Medical Microbiology, as well as a Master'...
Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident
Dr. Pan was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, CA. He attended Villanova University and the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology/Integrated...