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MDPhD - Current Students

    2014

  • Mathieu Bakhoum (2014) Preliminary Medicine - UTMB, Galveston, TX; Ophthalmology - Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadows, NY
  • Dar Heinze (2014) Surgery - Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • William James Tom (2014) Preliminary Surgery - Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX; Radiology - University of California - San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA

    2013

  • John Anderson (2013) Transitional Radiology, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Hung Doan (2013) Transitional Dermatology, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
  • Prateek Gulhati (2013) Research Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
  • Shelly Wilson (2013) Surgery, Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine-Denver, Aurora, CO

    2012

  • Sarah Hemauer (2012) Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Christopher-David Romero (2012) Department of Internal Medicine, Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital, La Jolla, CA
  • Travis Schrank (2012) Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Emily Stieren (2012) Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Anne Tann (2012) Preliminary Medicine, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Austin, TX;
    Radiation Oncology, UTMB, Galveston, TX
  • Margaret Wardlaw (2012) Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Austin, TX

    2011

  • Adriane dela Cruz (2011) Division of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Melissa Smith-Phillips (2011) Division of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Jason Thonhoff (2011) Division of Neurology, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

    2010

  • Paul Evans (2010) Dept of Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Margaret Howe (2010) Dept of Ob/Gyn, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego. CA
  • Titilope Ishola (2010) Dept of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Trung Nguyen (2010) Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Brian Tieu (2010) Ophthalmology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • June Yowtak (2010) Dept of Neurosurgery Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, CA

    2009

  • Leechuan Andy Chen (2009) Dept of Radiation Oncology, University of Utah Affliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Kashyap Chokel (2009) Dept of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Jeffrey Jordan (2009) Dept of General Surgery, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
  • Heather Stevenson (2009) Dept of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Jason Wixker (2009) Dept of Pathology, University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL

    2008

  • Michael Carter (2008) Resident, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Wesley Long (2008) Resident, Dept. of Pathology, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Bryce Portier (2008) Resident, Dept. of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Angie Scott (2008) Resident, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

    2007

  • John Caskey (2007) Resident, Dept. of Pediatrics/Psychiatry, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Melanie Green (2007) Resident, Dept. of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • Danny Rafati (2007) Resident, Dept. of Pediatrics, Baylor University, Houston, TX
  • Huaiyu Tan (2007) Preliminary Medicine, UTMB, Galveston, TX; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

    2006

  • Monica McArthur (2006) Resident, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Julie D. Ross (2006) Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Bradley W. Schroeder (2006) Resident, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

    2005

  • William "Clay" Gustafson (2005) Resident, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • John L. Hays (2005) Resident, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Michael P. Nguyen (2005) Resident, Dept. of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Regina P. Szucs (2005) Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Lee R. Wiederhold, III (2005) Resident, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

    2004

  • Michael Bevins (2004) Resident, Dept. of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Jason Morrow (2004) Resident, Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottsville, VA

    2003

  • Brent Metts (2003) Resident, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Christopher Sherman (2003) Resident, Dept. of Radiology, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Charles "Matt" Stewart (2003) Resident, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    2002

  • Patricia A. Barry-Lane (2002) Resident, Division of Radiology, Dept. of Internal Medicine,
    Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA
  • Ping-Sun "Keven" Chen (2002) Resident, Dept. of Radiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Denise Wilkes (2002) Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Amy Madril (2002) Resident, Wesley Family Practice Program, Wichita, KS

Career Development

The career development of an MD-PhD student is critically important and extends out well past the date of graduation with the dual degrees. The UTMB MD-PhD Program carefully guides and nurtures students throughout the Program. Early in the Program, critical issues are mentor selection and choice of a graduate program. MD-PhD students meet regularly with a faculty advisor, a student "big sibling" and members of the advisory committee. Opportunities to be exposed to research opportunities are provided through Program activities as well as the scientific activities on campus. Most students do their initial laboratory rotation during the summer before starting medical school. Additional laboratory rotations can be completed during the summer before the first and second years of medical school and after the second year of medical school. Once students are established in their labs, they are guided through their research by a mentor and dissertation committee.

For MD-PhD students, selection of the dissertation committee is essential and our Program requires students to include a member who is an MD scientist who can provide guidance on career progress and residency selections. As thesis defense approaches, students design their optimal clinical experiences with members of the MD-PhD committee to maximize chances to obtain the types of residency training that will be most compatible with further development as a physician scientist. The Program runs career guidance seminars to alert students to many of the important issues, pitfalls and milestones that they will need to navigate in the future. These include the pros and cons of short-track residencies, the need for additional postdoctoral training, and how to select and negotiate a first faculty appointment. The UTMB MD-PhD graduate is thus well positioned to make the most out of the advantages that MD-PhD careers offer.