The Texas Surgical Society inducted three Department of Surgery faculty at its semiannual meeting held during April 2021 in Austin, Texas. Dr. Edward Reece, professor and chief of the Division of Adult Plastic Surgery; Dr. Neal R. Barshes, associate professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy and director of the vascular surgery residency program; and Dr. Ramyar Gilani, associate professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy and chief of vascular surgery at Ben Taub Hospital joined 18 additional Department faculty as Texas Surgical members. The Texas Surgical Society, founded in 1915 and one of the oldest surgical societies in America, is committed to stimulate and improve the science and art of surgery and to elevate the standards of the practice of medicine. New membership in the Texas Surgical Society is by nomination and endorsement by three Fellows of the Society and election by general membership following the candidate’s attendance of a meeting of the society as a guest of a current member.
Dr. Edward Reece is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon who implements telemedicine solutions to enhance hospital-based patient encounters. He is the founder of several biomedical companies which seek to find efficiency and cost savings for institutions while preserving the highest quality to patients.
Dr. Barshes is an academic vascular surgeon who treats a wide range of vascular disorders, is working to develop cost-effective, resilient and equitable strategies to prevent leg amputations, and is mentoring the future generation of vascular and general surgeons.
Dr. Gilani is a board-certified vascular surgeon with research interests in the clinical outcome of vascular surgical reconstructions and endovascular interventions, specifically in endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms, venous disease, and endovascular treatment of lower extremity occlusive disease.