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

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


President Elect

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


Vice-President

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


Secretary/Treasurer

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


Immediate Past President

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


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


M. Andrew Davis, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


Governors


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


J. Patrick Walker, MD, FACS
Houston County Surgical Associates
Crocket, TX


Ricardo Martinez, MD, FACS
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Edinburg, 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

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


Committee on Trauma Chair

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


STX-ACS Advocacy Chair

Rob Carpenter, MD, FACS
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX


STX-ACS YFA Chairs

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


M. Andrew Davis, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


SoTX Resident Committee Chair

Mallory Wampler, MD
UTHSC- San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Women in Surgery Chair

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


Staff


Executive Director
Janna Pecquet
janna@southtexasacs.org