Official page for UT Southwestern alumni and former residents and trainees. As one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, UT Southwestern boasts a worldwide network of more than 32,000 alumni and former residents and trainees making a difference in the communities they serve.
Our Alumni Relations team delivers social, professional, and lifelong education opportunities that empower our community to stay connected, advance their careers, and remain on the forefront of health care and scientific discovery.
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Southwestern Medical Foundation supports UT Southwestern Medical Center in delivering better health across our community and beyond. Join them by making a gift to support public health, medical research, patient care, and the physicians of tomorrow.
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Every day Moncrief Cancer Institute strives to provide the best possible care to all members of the community who are in need. Today, September 22, join those making a difference by donating to Moncrief Cancer Institute.
Give now: https://bit.ly/3j8H3Jl
Female medical students were rare in the 1940's. Since the beginning, UT Southwestern Medical Center’s have contributed to many medical discoveries, making UT Southwestern a leader in health care.
Thank you to our alumnae who have contributed along the way!
September is month!
Celebrating Breakthroughs Together, a multimedia display on UT Southwestern Medical Center campus, highlights the accomplishments of trailblazing women at UT Southwestern.
The installation features many who are honored for their impact in advancing the science, education, and clinical care missions at UT Southwestern.
View the incredible women here: https://breakthroughs.utsouthwestern.edu
North Texas Giving Day is next Thursday!
Moncrief Cancer Institute’s goal is to provide the best possible care to all members of the community who are in need. Now through September 22, join those making a difference by donating to Moncrief Cancer Institute.
Early Giving: https://bit.ly/3j8H3Jl
UT Southwestern’s 9-story Cecil H. and Ida Green Science Building, which opened in 1987, was named in honor of the late Ida and Cecil Green, longtime and generous supporters of UT Southwestern.
Cecil and Ida Green contributed $1 million to the medical school expansion project in 1973.
You can read the original proposal here:https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/edumedia/edufiles/departments_centers/obgyn/history/green-ctr-proposal-1973.pdf
Did you know Dr. Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec, a medical cadet in the French revolution, invented and first used a stethoscope in September of 1816?
Originally a wooden monaural stethoscope, his model was replaced by models using rubber tubing at the end of the 19th century.
The invention of the stethoscope marked a major milestone in medical history!
Jaime Almandoz, M.D., M.B.A., FTOS, (Fellow ’12-’13) and his colleagues were the first to publish on the impact -19 had on mental health for obese people.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 42% of American adults have obesity. Dr. Almandoz hopes the new findings will help clinicians better screen their patients for mental health challenges that contribute to obesity.
Learn more: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2022/august-mental-health-challenges.html
Mental health challenges contributed to weight gain for people with obesity during COVID-19 Over the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 30% of patients with obesity gained more than 5% of their body weight, and 1 in 7 gained more than 10%. While diet and exercise habits were factors, people with the highest levels of stress, anxiety, and depression reported the most weight gain.
Meghana Sathe, M.D., (Resident ’06, Fellow ’09), has been invited to join the DIGEST faculty.
DIGEST, which stands for Developing Innovative Gastroenterology Specialty Training, is a program designed to address a need for pediatric and adult GI physicians with expertise in the complications of cystic fibrosis.
Dr. Sathe joins a small group of international experts selected to serve as DIGEST faculty. Congratulations, Dr. Sathe!
Learn more: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/ctplus/honors-awards/meghana-sathe-digest.html
Sathe joins group to advance gastroenterology/cystic fibrosis training - CT Plus - UT Southwestern Meghana Sathe, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has been invited to join the DIGEST faculty.
Brett Arnoldo, M.D., (Fellow ’01), was recently recognized by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation with a Piper Professor Award. This elite honor recognizes outstanding college professors in Texas.
His unique teaching style and passion for medicine make him the 17th UTSW faculty member to receive the award since its creation in 1958.
Learn more: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/ctplus/stories/2022/piper-award-arnoldo.html
UTSW burn surgeon receives prestigious Piper Professor Award - CT Plus - UT Southwestern Dr. Arnoldo’s unique teaching style and passion for medicine were recently recognized by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation with a Piper Professor Award. This elite honor recognizes outstanding college professors in Texas.
Carlos Timaran, M.D., (Biomedical Sciences ’08) is reducing radiation exposure during procedures by using the Fiber Optic RealShape, a safer imaging technology for complex aortic repairs.
UT Southwestern Medical Center was one of a dozen medical centers chosen across Europe and the United States to participate in the early implementation of this device.
Learn more: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2022/august-safer-imaging-technology.html
Safer imaging technology for complex aortic repairs uses light instead of X-rays A new imaging device at UT Southwestern is making complex aortic repairs safer for patients and operating room staff by dramatically reducing their exposure to radiation.
A research team led by Lina Chalak, M.D., (Fellow ’01, Graduate School ’11) received a five-year, $7 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
The funding will support clinical research on hypothermia therapy that will help protect the brains of babies deprived of oxygen at birth.
UT Southwestern team wins $7 million funding award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute A research team at UT Southwestern has been approved for a five-year, $7 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Led by David Ge**er, M.D., (Resident '04), an international team of researchers and policymakers from UT Southwestern Medical Center and other institutions developed new recommendations on how to determine eligibility criteria for lung cancer clinical trials.
This new approach will help boost enrollment numbers and diversity.
Learn more: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2022/august-lung-cancer-clinical-trials.html
New recommendations aim to ease patient access to lung cancer clinical trials A clinical trial is only as powerful as its participants. For years, researchers have struggled to fill clinical trials and enroll sufficiently diverse groups of patients for results to reflect the broader population, in part because of stringent guidelines on who can participate.
Congrats to UTSW alumnus Brett Miles, M.D., D.D.S., (Medicine ’02) on his appointment as Chair of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital in New York, New York. In this role he will also serve as Vice President of Otolaryngology for Northwell Health System’s Western Region.
Have your own career achievement to share with the family? Submit it here:https://engage.utsouthwestern.edu/forefront/submissions
UTSW alumna, Laura Klesse, M.D., Ph.D., (Medicine ’01) is leading efforts to bring advanced sequencing to pediatric brain tumors at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
This nationwide initiative will expand the use of biomarker testing for children, adolescents, and young adults with brain and central nervous system tumors to improve diagnoses, advance research, and guide more patients into clinical trials.
Learn more: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2022/july-pediatric-brain-tumors.html
UT Southwestern participating in national initiative to sequence pediatric brain tumors UT Southwestern is joining with medical centers around the nation to apply advanced sequencing to pediatric brain tumors as part of the National Cancer Institute’s new Molecular Characterization Initiative, a subset of the Cancer Moonshot Childhood Cancer Initiative.
A research team led by UTSW alum Ambarish Pandey, M.D., (Medicine '17, Resident-Fellow ‘18) was awarded the grand prize in the American Heart Association Heart Failure Data Challenge.
Their project focused on the relationships between heart failure and health disparities, social determinants of health, and structural determinants of health.
Learn more: https://lnkd.in/gdPqsWdV
UT Southwestern team wins grand prize in American Heart Association Data Challenge A team led by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologist Ambarish Pandey, M.D., was awarded the grand prize in the American Heart Association Heart Failure Data Challenge hosted by the American Heart Association and the Association of Black Cardiologists.
It’s National Health Center week!
At UT Southwestern Medical Center we strive for the best care possible today, with continuous improvement and innovation for better care tomorrow.
continues to deliver exceptional care to our patients and the communities we serve because of the efforts of our physicians and health professionals. Thank you to the who are part of that legacy of care every day.
Albert Roberts, M.D., (Medicine ’54) consulting with a patient.
Did you know Dr. Roberts co-hosted the public TV series "Here's to Your Health" in the 1980s?
Sade Spencer, Ph.D., (Biomedical Sciences '12) shares how her experience at UT Southwestern Medical Center helps her train the next generation of scientists.
Learn more: https://engage.utsouthwestern.edu/news/story/2022/06/from-grand-prairie-to-the-great-north
U.S. News and World Report has again ranked UT Southwestern Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in DFW for the sixth consecutive year. UTSW ranks among the top hospitals nationally in nine specialties ranging from brain to heart to cancer care.
We are grateful for our alumni and former house staff who continue to carry out our mission to advance medical science and provide our patients with unmatched care.
UT Southwestern No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth, Best Hospital rankings show UT Southwestern Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth – the nation’s fourth-largest metro area – for the sixth consecutive year and ranks among the top hospitals nationally in nine specialties ranging from brain to heart to cancer care.
Led by UTSW alum and pathologist Jeffrey SoRelle, M.D., UTSW researchers developed a rapid COVID-19 test that can differentiate between all current variants of SARS-CoV-2.
The incredible work done by Dr. SoRelle and his colleagues enables UT Southwestern scientists to tell which variant has infected a COVID-19 patient within hours.
Learn more: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2022/june-rapid-covid-test.html
UTSW researchers develop rapid COVID-19 test to identify variants in hours In just a few hours, UT Southwestern scientists can tell which variant has infected a COVID-19 patient – a critical task that can potentially influence treatment decisions but takes days or weeks at most medical centers.
Brain disorders affect billions of people worldwide.
This year UT Southwestern Medical Center completed a five-year, $1 billion campaign to fuel its commitment to advance brain research and clinical care at the UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.
Thank you to all of those committed to reducing the burden of brain disorders at UTSW and around the world.
Associate professor of Biochemistry, Bettie Sue Masters, Ph.D., leads a panel discussion entitled "Women in the University System," part of the Women in Science and Medicine celebration held on campus in the fall of 1975.
47 years later women continue to shape UT Southwestern Medical Center. Learn more: https://breakthroughs.utsouthwestern.edu
Peter Brodsky and Terrence Maiden are helping to bring UT Southwestern Medical Center to a long-underserved community.
UT Southwestern RedBird will offer a broad range of programs and services for adults in southern Dallas.
Learn more: https://engage.utsouthwestern.edu/news/2022/06/peter-brodsky-and-terrence-maiden-on-their-service-to-the-presidents-advisory-board
Peter Brodsky and Terrence Maiden on Their Service to the President’s Advisory Board Dallas developers help ensure UT Southwestern’s soon-to-open RedBird facility flies high.
UT Southwestern researchers Philip L. Wilson, M.D., (Medicine ’95) and Henry B. Ellis, M.D., (Resident ’10) studied the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth athletes.
The study revealed the pandemic-related changes on their lives. Learn more: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2022/effects-of-pandemic-on-youth-athletes.html
UT Southwestern, Scottish Rite for Children researchers study effects of pandemic on youth athletes More teenage athletes experienced depression and anxiety during the early weeks of the pandemic, when COVID-19 restrictions curtailed sports activities, according to a survey of 600 child and adolescent athletes led by researchers at UT Southwestern and Scottish Rite for Children.
Generous gifts from UTSW alumnus Richard E. Hoffman, M.D., M.P.H., and Dallas philanthropist Lyda Hill, helped make the Peter O’Donnell School of Public Health a reality.
Learn how their gifts will help train the next leaders in public health: https://engage.utsouthwestern.edu/news/2022/01/dallas-philanthropist-acclaimed-epidemiologist-establish-first-endowments-for-school-of-public-health
Dallas Philanthropist, Acclaimed Epidemiologist Establish First Endowments for School of Public Health Gifts will provide student scholarships and a deanship for UT Southwestern's newest school.
Since the first graduating class walked across the stage in 1944, thousands of physicians, scientists, and caregivers have earned the prestigious title of a UT Southwestern Alumni. More than seven decades later and our diverse family of healthcare professionals has established a living legacy built on a foundation of excellence. UT Southwestern graduates have distinguished themselves at top medical facilities around the world, in communities large and small, and in all areas of medicine. Our dynamic alumni are often found among those at the forefront of discovery and education. Whether graduating this year or having done so many before, all UT Southwestern alumni share a common bond cultivated during their time as a student or resident.
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