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Newswise — The following UTHealth Trauma Experts are available for interviews to discuss trauma surgery and recovery in the wake of the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) at an event in Tucson.
Rosemary Kozar MD, PhD
Rosemary Kozar MD, PhD is the James H. "Red" Duke, Jr. Professor of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Chief of Trauma, Memorial Hermann Hospital–TMC. She received her medical degree from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and a PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. She began her residency at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and finished at Temple University and also completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Kozar is a former Chair of the Education Committee of the AAS and Chair of the Education Committee of the SUS. She is currently the Vice President of the Association of Women Surgeons. Her research interests are the impact of enteral nutrients on the post-ischemic gut for which she is NIH funded. She has also published numerous articles in the area of trauma and critical care.
Bryan Oh, M.D.
Bryan Oh, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and director of neurotrauma Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is a specialist in neurological surgery with experience in gunshot wounds. He also specializes in complex reconstructive surgical techniques as well as minimally invasive approaches. Dr. Oh earned his medical degree with distinction from Stanford University School of Medicine in California. He subsequently completed his general surgery internship and neurological surgical residency at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. Prior to joining Mischer Neurosurgical Associates, Dr. Oh was a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine in addition to serving as staff neurosurgeon at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills, California.
Col. John Holcomb, MD, FACS
John B. Holcomb, M.D., is a trauma surgeon at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Prior to joining the faculty in 2008, he served as a United States Army Colonel . In a New York Times article, he was described as one of the top military surgeons and cited for his efforts to enhance the transportation of wounded soldiers and control severe bleeding. A big supporter of the use of clinical trials to improve trauma care, he leads the Center for Translational Injury Research at UTHealth. He is vice chair and professor and chief of the division of acute care surgery at the UTHealth Medical School. Here is a link to more info: http://www.uthouston.edu/media/newsreleases/nr2008/index.htm?id=951257
Imoigele P. Aisiku, M.D., associate professor of neurosurgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is available to discuss the effects and recovery of gunshot wounds. Aisiku is also the vice-chair of the division of critical care and medical director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and Neurosurgery Intermediate Care Unit.