Field Notes

Field Notes: March 2018


By Texas Medical Center | June 22, 2018

[ 1 ] Houston Methodist Hospital’s ERIK SUAREZ, M.D., a thoracic surgery specialist, and THOMAS MacGILLIVRAY, M.D., chief of cardiac surgery and thoracic transplant, posed with Methodist’s 1,000th heart transplant recipient, TYLER WERTZ.

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[ 2 ] AIMEE LIOU, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, oversees a team of health professionals who knitted red hats for every baby with congenital heart disease at Texas Children’s Hospital. The team distributed the hats in February, in observance of Heart Month.

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[ 3 ] MICHAEL C. LINN has been appointed chairman of the board at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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[ 4 ] DIANA GRAIR, M.D., assistant professor in the department of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, was named medical director of San José Clinic.

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[ 5 ] Houston-area certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) celebrated NATIONAL CRNA WEEK in January at Cadillac Bar.

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[ 6 ] MARGO MELCHOR, R.D.H., M.ED., ED.D., community outreach director for the School of Dentistry at UTHealth, has been appointed to the Texas State Board that regulates dentistry and dental hygiene.

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[ 7 ] CARRIE L. BYINGTON, M.D., dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine, senior vice president of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health services at the Texas A&M University System, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

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[ 8 ] DORIT DONOVIEL, PH.D., associate professor in the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named director of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health at Baylor.

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[ 9 ] PEGGY SMITH, PH.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, was honored with a Congressional Proclamation for her positive impact on Houston teens and young adults as director of the Baylor Teen Health Clinic.

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[ 10 ] DANIEL MARTINEZ, who oversees the monthly distribution of TMC Pulse, stands beside the magazine’s new delivery van. Look for Martinez and the van in and around the medical center.

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[ 11 ] PETER HOTEZ, M.D., PH.D., dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics, has been appointed as a representative of the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation Board of Governors.

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[ 12 ] DIMITRIOS P. KONTOYIANNIS, M.D., Texas 4000 Distinguished Endowed Professor in Infectious Diseases and deputy head research in the division of internal medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is the 2018 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

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[ 13 ] Texas Medical Center President and CEO WILLIAM F. McKEON leads a keynote panel at the Healthcare Innovation Forum, featuring PETER PISTERS, M.D., president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; CHUCK STOKES, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System; and GIUSEPPE COLASURDO, M.D., president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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[ 14 ] TOBY HAMILTON, M.D., executive director of Healthcare Innovators Professional Society, will hold the nonprofit’s first event for members in the fall at the TMC INNOVATION INSTITUTE.

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[ 15 ] ELIZABETH TRAVIS, PH.D., associate vice president of women and minority faculty inclusion at MD Anderson Cancer Center, presents GUILLERMINA “GIGI” LOZANO, PH.D., professor and chair in the department of genetics, division of basic science research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, with the Charles A. LeMaistre, M.D., Outstanding Achievement Award in Cancer.

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