News

First Robotic Assisted Esophagectomy in South Texas

July 15, 2021

Our newest recruit, Dr. Duy Nguyen, performed the first robotic assisted esophagectomy in South Texas. See the full article here: https://sahealth.com/about/newsroom/new-surgical-option-enhances-quality-of-life-for-patients-with-esophageal-cancer?sf247655927=1&fbclid=IwAR2cmi7eQZFa5Qz5JzVSpeTRldPTa_95p4yYCSmTTmXW3pKF9wH2LOabkVs


Dr. Calhoon elected 1st VP of the STS

February 9, 2021

Faculty member elected to leadership position of prestigious organization



Dr. Hui’s interview with News 4

February 5, 2021

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/understanding-the-importance-of-heart-health-with-ut-health-san-antonio



Dr. Andrea J. Carpenter

2021 Presidential Award

January 14, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. AJ Carpenter on receiving a 2021 Presidential Award in Teaching Excellence. We are very proud to have her on our team!




Congratulations to our 2021 Top Doctors!

December 28, 2020

Cardiothoracic Surgery’s Top Doctors of 2021 in San Antonio: Dr. John H. Calhoon, Dr. Andrea J. Carpenter, Dr. Daniel DeArmond, Dr. Scott B. Johnson, and Dr. Edward Y. Sako https://www.sanantoniomag.com/san-antonios-top-doctors-2021/




Welcome Dr. Aaron Abarbanell!

December 11, 2020

It is a great pleasure to announce that Dr. Aaron M. Abarbanell, Associate Professor and Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in the Pediatric Heart Center, officially started yesterday, December 10, 2020. Dr. Abarbanell served six years as an active-duty officer in the United States Navy and was appointed to several management and leadership positions, receiving […]




A patients “thank you” to staff at University Hospital

December 7, 2020

http://abiomed.box.com/s/nu1piwujkuluvvncigjmq5xhy2cdpb2y Mr. Weston Davis was a patient on the unit in July and the father of fellow colleague Staci RN. He went for a COVID test on advice of his daughter where he collapsed in the clinic. He was taken by Ambulance to UH ER and presented emergent as a STEMI in Cardiogenic Shock. He […]





Dr. Sako discusses upcoming lung transplant surgeries on COVID-19 patients

October 27, 2020

Dr. Sako was featured in an article in San Antonio Express News regarding patients who had Covid-19 and suffered irreversible lung damage, along with their evaluation for lung transplantation. Express News Article




2nd Virtual Meet & Greet! Thursday 10/08/2020 at 6pm CST / 7pm EST / 4pm PST

October 3, 2020

We are pleased to announce our 2nd Open House for our Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Program! For those that were unable to attend our first meeting, or for those that have more questions, we will be providing an introduction to our program / history, some words from our faculty, and dedicated time with the residents to […]