The Texas Surgical Society’s 193rd semi-annual scientific meeting will be next week on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso campus. The program is designed to present the surgeon with practical information on a variety of topics in the fields of general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, surgical oncology, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, urology, neurosurgery, and trauma. In addition to presentations by noted surgeons from around the nation, Raleigh Ross Scholars will present. Victor Phuoc, a fifth-year surgery resident instructor will represent TTUHSC El Paso as a Raleigh Ross Scholar.
Guest speaker for the meeting is Michael J. Sise, Trauma Medical Director at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Sise is board certified in surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical critical care. He was chief surgeon aboard the U.S.S. Guam and U.S.S. Iwo Jima with the amphibious assault forces in the Persian Gulf during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991. He completed a 20-year career as a naval medical officer in 1992. Dr. Sise is a clinical professor of surgery at the UCSD School of Medicine and a senior faculty member and past associate program director of the General Surgery Residency Program of Naval Medical Center San Diego.
Dr. Sise continues to train military surgeons for combat casualty care as a residency training program faculty member of the Departments of Surgery and Emergency Medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In the October, 2007, he served as the senior visiting surgeon at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany teaching and assisting military surgeons in the care of wounded warriors evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the immediate past chairman of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Prevention Subcommittee. He lectures frequently on topics related to trauma, acute care surgery, vascular surgery, and quality improvement at numerous regional and national medical symposia.