Benjamin C. Axtman, M.D. | Email
M.D., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 2014
Residency, General Surgery, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, 2019
Dr. Axtman was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Dakota earning a BS in Biology and was active in the political aspects of higher education. He then proceeded to medical school at the University of North Dakota where he obtained his medical degree in 2014. After completion of his medical degree, he matched into the general surgery program in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he completed 5 years of residency and earned his general surgery residency certificate. He was elected and served as the administrative chief resident for his program. Dr. Axtman began his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at UT Health San Antonio in August 2019. He is also a Specialist within the Division of Trauma & Emergency Surgery.
Charles “Patrick” Shahan, M.D. | Email
M.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2012
M.S., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2016
Residency, General Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2019
Dr. Shahan was born and raised in Gainesville, FL where he completed a B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida. He moved to Memphis, TN for medical school where he also completed residency in general surgery. During his general surgery residency, he spent two years completing a research fellowship concentrating on trauma and general surgery, and simultaneously obtained an M.S. in Epidemiology. Throughout medical school and residency, he received awards and honors for patient care, humanism, teaching, research, and academic achievement. He served on committees at multiple hospitals and within his department. He was also chosen as an administrative chief resident by the Department of Surgery during his final year of residency. He moved to San Antonio with his wife and two sons in 2019 to begin a surgical critical care fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center, where he is also a Specialist in the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Upon completing fellowship, he plans to continue his career in academic trauma.
Alison A. Smith, M.D., Ph.D. | Email
M.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2014
Ph.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2013
Residency, General Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 2019
Dr. Alison A. Smith was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA, and graduated summa cum laude with dual bachelor degrees in Chemistry and Biological Sciences in 2007. She was presented with Virginia Tech’s “Woman of the Year” award and was further recognized for her leadership role in the Hokies United organization following the mass shootings on campus. In 2010, Alison founded and served as the inaugural Executive Director for the non-profit organization, Sante Total. She has participated in multiple medical service trips to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Kenya. In addition, Alison has served as an educator to train first responders in basic life support and trauma care with Operation Smile in Southeast Asia. In 2014, Alison completed the Physician Scientist Program at Tulane University receiving both medical and doctorate degrees. Her doctorate thesis on the use of stem cells to treat chronic wounds was under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Bellows in the Department of Surgery at Tulane University. She has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts. She graduated from General Surgery residency at Tulane University in 2019 and received recognition as the “Resident of the Year.” After graduating from residency in 2019, Dr. Smith began a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at UT Health San Antonio where she also serves as a Specialist within the Division of Trauma & Emergency Surgery.
SAUSHEC Critical Care Fellows 2019-2020
Erik S. DeSoucy, D.O.
D.O., Western University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 2009
Residency, General Surgery, David Grant USAF Medical Center and UC Davis Medical Center, 2019
William “Bryan” Gamble, M.D.
M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2013
Residency, General Surgery, National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, MD, 2019
Jordan L. Guice, M.D., M.P.H.
M.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2013
M.P.H., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 2013
Residency, General Surgery, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), 2019
Alexander D. Malloy, D.O.
D.O., Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN, 2012
Residency, General Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, 2018
Richard G. Wittmeyer, D.O.
D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
Residency, General Surgery, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, 2019