About South Texas Chapter

Mission

The mission of the South Texas Chapter is to provide education and advocacy for its members in order to deliver optimal care of the surgical patient in South Texas.

Vision

The vision of the South Texas Chapter is to improve quality of care through enhancing surgical education, providing a forum for young surgeons, advocating for the optimal surgical practice, fostering communication with all fellows and to support the goals of the American College of Surgeons.

History

The South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons was established on October 16, 1970. We would like to invite you to become a member of one of the most active state chapters. Our mission is to improve quality of care through enhancing surgical education, maintenance of competency, providing a forum for young surgeons and fostering communication with all fellows and to support the goals of the American College of Surgeons It’s your membership that will continue to let the Chapter focus on important issues facing South Texas surgeons.

Leadership

Officers


President

Kent Van Sickle, MD, FACS
UTHSC- San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


President Elect

Lillian Kao, MD, FACS
UTHSC- Houston
Houston, TX


Vice-President

David Santos, MD, FACS
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX


Secretary/Treasurer

Celia Ledet, MD, FACS
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX


Immediate Past President

Brian Davis, MD, FACS
Texas Tech UHSC- El Paso
El Paso, TX

Past Presidents


Scott Thomas, MD, FACS
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX


Tien Ko, MD, FACS
UTHSC- Houston
Houston, TX


J. Patrick Walker, MD, FACS
East Texas Medical Center
Crockett, TX


Ronald Stewart, MD, FACS
UTHSC- San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Councilors


Drew Fielder, MD, FACS
Seton Surgical Group
Austin, TX


Alberto Pena, MD
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinberg, TX


Sarah Walker , MD, FACS
Texas Tech UHSC- El Paso
El Paso, TX


Julie Holihan, MD
University of Texas HSC – Houston
Houston, TX


Molly Hartmann, MD
UT Health San Antonio


Cary Hsu, MD, FACS
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


Hop Tran Cao, MD, FACS
MD Anderson
Houston, TX


Ravi Radhakrishnan, MD, FACS
UTMB – Galveston
Galveston, TX

Governors


Lillian Kao, MD, FACS
UTHSC- Houston
Houston, TX


Brian Davis, MD, FACS
Texas Tech UHSC- El Paso
El Paso, TX


Robert Carpenter, MD, FACS
Texas A&M School of Medicine
Bryan, TX


Scott Thomas, MD, FACS
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX


Kent Van Sickle, MD, FACS
UTHSC- San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Committee Chairs


Commission on Cancer State Chair

Alberto Pena, MD
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinberg, TX


Committee on Trauma Chair

Carlos Brown, MD, FACS
Seton Surgical Group
Austin, TX


STX-ACS Advocacy Chair

Robert Carpenter, MD, FACS
Texas A&M Scott and White
Temple, TX


STX-ACS YFA Co-Chairs

Richard Lu, MD
UTMB – Galveston
Galveston, TX

Carlos Palacio Lascano, MD, FACS
South Texas Health System McAllen
McAllen, TX

Shiree Berry, MD, FACS
HCA Healthcare Houston Northwest


Women in Surgery Chair

Makesha Miggins, MD, FACS
MD Anderson
Houston, TX


SoTX ACS Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs

Mediget Teshome, MD, FACS
MD Anderson
Houston, TX

Puneet Singh, MD, FACS
University of Texas HSC – Houston
Houston, TX


Staff


Executive Director
Janna Pecquet
janna@southtexasacs.org