South Texas Chapter American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting

The South Texas Chapter American College of Surgeons held its annual meeting in San Antonio February 25-27.  This group is a conglomeration of medical surgeons focused on improving quality care, and providing education and advocacy for its members.  Three residents and one medical student from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) were presenters at this year’s meeting.Alejandro Rios Tovar MD Rahul Rasheed DO Laura Puckett MS3

PGY-I Resident Ginger Coleman, M.D. 
Clinical presentation of surgically treated primary hyperparathyroidism: Is asymptomatic presentation the most common presentation?

PGY-IV Resident Rahul Rasheed, D.O.
Severity of cirrhosis and outcomes on non-operative management of splenic trauma.

PGY-III Resident Ahmad Othman, M.D.
Cervical spine evaluation in obtunded trauma patients: When to omit the CS-MRI

Laura B. Puckett, MS3
Determining factors that predispose conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy in Mexican-American population.

Alex Rios Tovar MD