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Lawrence Award

February 13, 2019

Mitchell Katona was recently awarded Lawrence Award for Scientific presentation by a student at the 40th Annual Seminar of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion.




Aust Surgical Society Resident Competition for Clinical Papers.

December 10, 2018

CT Surgery Resident Nels Carrol, MD, PGY4 won 3rd place in the Aust Surgical Society Resident Competition for Clinical Papers. titled  “Circulatory Control in the Operative Management of Renal Cell Carcinoma with Venous Thrombus Extension.”



Mitral Valve Repair Info for Patients

May 31, 2018

Mitral valve repair is a type of open-heart surgery performed to repair a leaky mitral valve. The mitral valve separates the left atrium from the left ventricle, and if it leaks, the heart becomes less efficient in pumping blood to the body. The operation to repair the mitral valve requires using the heart-lung machine and […]


Nurses of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Team

January 25, 2018

Nurses are integral members of our Cardiothoracic Surgery team in caring for our patients. We feel it is important to assist nurses with continuing education through inter-professional approaches in order to provide quality cardiothoracic surgery services. Topics that may be of interest to nurses who care for our patients are: Ischemic Heart Disease Valvular Heart […]



Residency graduate, Dr. Merritt, discusses her experience with UT Health Cardiothoracic Surgery.

January 25, 2018

Dr. Merritt a resident graduate discusses her experience at UT Health Cardiothoracic Surgery. Watch Video Here




MD News article featuring S. Adil Husain, MD

January 17, 2018

A Center of Excellence for Children With Heart Problems Opens Its Doors S. Adil Husain, MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at UT Health San Antonio and Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief at University Hospital, had a vision of a new kind of center for children with heart problems. Dr. Husain’s fragile young patients came from all over […]




Best Doctors in San Antonio 2016

January 17, 2018

San Antonio Magazine named the following best doctors for 2016: (Full list available here) Pediatric Cardiac Surgery John Calhoon, MD S. Adil Husain, MD Thoracic Surgery John Calhoon, MD Scott Johnson, MD Ed Sako, MD, PhD Tags: Best Doctors San Antonio Magazine 2016 Pediatric Cardiac thoracic American Board of Thoracic Surgery John Calhoon S. Adil Husain […]




Real Men Wear Gowns: Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

January 17, 2018

Andrew Gonzales has always been active, but then his mom noticed he was becoming more tired and having shortness of breath. “Initially I thought I was just getting old and I was out of shape,” Gonzales said, “but it felt different.” Taking his mom’s advice, Gonzales went to his primary care physician. “[The doctor] said you need […]