New Technology Has the Potential to Improve Organ Transportation


On Saturday, June 16, Dr. MacConmara and the transplant team successfully transplanted a donor liver into patient Gregory Nielsen using the OCS. Saturday’s success is another step in establishing a new standard of care in transplant surgery – one that will open up possible donor organs to recipients who were out of reach without the OCS.

Parkland Surgical Society Meeting


Annual event welcomes new fifth-year general surgery class. In July, the Parkland Surgical Society hosted its annual meeting to, in part, induct the new fifth-year residents into the society.

Surgery Faculty Professional Development Program


This year, the Department of Surgery initiated a professional development training program for all surgery faculty. The program, led by professor and executive vice chair, Fiemu Nwariaku, M.D., includes leadership training, mentorship and coaching, and career planning

2018 Chief Graduation


Another wave of UT Southwestern surgery graduates is on to bigger and better things. Congratulations to the graduating class of 2018.

Residency Program Launches Professional Development Series


This year marks the first of a new lecture series for the general surgery residency program. In response to the changing field of medical education, the Department of Surgery implemented a professional development lecture series designed to give residents the opportunity to expand their knowledge base beyond the technical skills needed to become a leader in the field of surgery.

Dr. Joshua Gatson is Studying TBI


Assistant Professor Joshua Gatson, Ph.D., is analyzing fluid-based biomarkers like creatine kinase B (brain) in amateur and professional boxers in order to better identify traumatic brain injuries (TBI) immediately after they happen.

Sam Wang, M.D., Awarded National Cancer Institute K08 Grant


Assistant Professor Sam Wang, M.D., has received the Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) from the National Cancer Institute.

Recommended Readings


Two recommendations from the Department of Surgery on how to analyze data.

Burn Trauma Division Gets a New Name


The division of burn, trauma and critical care has been changed to the division of general and acute care surgery. The division was officially renamed in September of 2017.

New Parkland Hospital


Parkland Hospital has gone through some dramatic changes over the past eight years. The new 2.8 million-square-foot campus broke ground in October of 2010, and was ready for occupation by August of 2015.