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Raj Vaghjiani

Raj Vaghjiani, MD, FSSO UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Surgical Oncology, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-6789
    • Fax: (409) 772-2812
    UTMB Health Surgical Oncology, League City Campus
    • 2280 Gulf Freeway South
      2nd Floor
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-4000
    • Fax: (832) 505-4040
    UTMB Health Surgical Oncology, Angleton Campus
    • 146 East Hospital Drive
      Suite 205
      Angleton, TX 77515
    • Phone: (979) 848-9111
    • Fax: (979) 849-1806
    UTMB Health Surgical Oncology, Lake Jackson
    • 215 Oak Drive South
      Suite B
      Lake Jackson, TX 77566
    • Phone: (979) 319-3051
    • Fax: (979) 266-9834
  • Dr. Vaghjiani complete his undergraduate education at Brown University with a Sc.B. in neuroscience. He received his M.D. from Brown University and completed general surgery residency at the Albert Einstein COM/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. During that time, he also completed a thoracic surgery research fellowship focusing on solid tumor immunology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. He received subspecialty clinical training in complex general surgical oncology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY before joining the faculty at UTMB.

    His clinical interests include the treatment of a wide variety of cancers including: gastric, esophageal, small bowel, pancreas, bile duct, adrenal, thyroid/parathyroid, sarcoma, melanoma, and breast. He is also well versed in minimally invasive/robotic techniques.

    Dr. Vaghjiani is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.

    Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family (including his dogs Mango and Chutney), camping, and cars.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University - Providence, RI, 2014

    Residencies:

    General Surgery, Montefiore-Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx, NY, 2021

    Fellowships:

    Research Fellowship-Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - New York, NY, 2018

    Complex General Surgical Oncology, University of Rochester-Roswell Park - Buffalo, NY, 2023


    Certifications:

    American Board of Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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V. Suzanne Klimberg

V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, PhD, MSHCT, MAMSE UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Surgery - Breast Health
    Surgery - Oncology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Surgical Oncology, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-6789
    • Fax: (409) 772-2812
    UTMB Health Surgical Oncology, League City Campus
    • 2280 Gulf Freeway South
      2nd Floor
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-4000
    • Fax: (832) 505-4040
    UTMB Health Surgical Oncology, Angleton Campus
    • 146 East Hospital Drive
      Suite 205
      Angleton, TX 77515
    • Phone: (979) 848-9111
    • Fax: (979) 849-1806
  • Dr. V. Suzanne Klimberg is a Professor and the Division Chief of Surgical Oncology and Colorectal Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). She is a board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon with three decades of experience in breast surgical oncology. Dr. Klimberg holds the Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., M.D., Distinguished Chair in General Surgery and is Clinical Director of the UTMB Cancer Center and Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Service Line.

    After her PhD candidacy in Biochemistry at the University of Miami Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1977-1980), Dr. Klimberg earned her medical degree with honors in 1984 at the University of Florida (UF) in Orlando, Florida. She remained at UF to complete her general surgery internship (1984-1985) and residency (1985-1988) as well as a clinical oncology fellowship (1988-1989). Dr. Klimberg went on to complete a breast diseases fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1990-1991.

    During her fellowship at UAMS, Dr. Klimberg became a faculty member in the Department of Surgery. She remained at UAMS for 27 years where she became a respected leader in breast surgical oncology. During her time at UAMS, Dr. Klimberg held several leadership positions, including Director of the Breast Cancer Program and Division Director of Surgical Oncology. She was also honored with the Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology and with her own named lectureship at the Rockefeller Cancer Institute by her colleagues and friends.

    Dr. Klimberg joined UTMB in 2017. That same year she earned her PhD in Clinical and Translational Sciences from the University of Arkansas.

    In her career, Dr. Klimberg has pioneered innovative breast cancer treatment methods and holds several patents in surgical treatment methods. She has authored over 260 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 49 book chapters in surgical textbooks as well as served as editor of 13 surgical textbooks. Additionally, Dr. Klimberg is Chair of the Oncoplastic Breast Skills Course at the American College of Cancer, has held over 30 editorial board positions for surgical journals and publications, has won over 75 awards in teaching, research, and clinical care, and is the past president of three major American surgical organizations. She has also been funded by the NIH, American Cancer Society, Merit Review, and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York.

    Dr. Klimberg's clinical interests include prevention of lymphedema using Axillary Reverse Mapping (ARM) technique; needleless breast surgery; minimally invasive breast surgery; treatment of breast cancer with radiofrequency ablation; diagnosis of breast cancer with tears; high-risk management; breast pain; and chest wall pain after surgery.

    Her numerous list of honors include Top Doctors in Texas, Texas Monthly, 2018, 2019; Super Doctors®, 2019; Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors List; America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2017; One of America's Top 1% Most Honored Professionals, American Registry, 2017; Compassionate Doctor 5-Year Award, Vitals, 2017; America's Top Doctors for Cancer 2017, Castle Connolly; and Exceptional Women in Medicine 2017, Castle Connolly.

    Dr. Klimberg is also actively involved in many professional medical organizations and journals. Her responsibilities include Deputy Editor of the Annals of Surgical Oncology; Associate Editor of the Journal of Surgical Oncology; Editorial Board Member for the Annals of Surgery, Surgery, and The Breast Journal; Treasurer of the Southern Surgical Association; Fellow of the American College of Nutrition; and Member of the American Surgical Association, the Society of University Surgeons, and the Association for Academic Surgery.

    Super Doctors - Texas 2020

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of Arkansas Little Rock, AR, PhD, 2017

    Medicine with Honors, University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL, MD, 1984

    University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, Bachelor of Science, 1977

    Residencies:

    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, General Surgery

    Fellowships:

    University of Florida, Department of Surgery, Gainesville, FL, Clinical Oncology

    American Cancer Society, Gainesville, FL

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, Breast Diseases

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  • Surgical Oncology is a surgical subspecialty; it focuses on the surgical management of tumors, especially cancerous tumors. This provider is a Surgical Oncologist with special training in treating Breast Cancer. Learn more about UTMB Health’s Breast Health Program.

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Colleen Silva

Colleen Silva, MD UTMB Health Provider

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     Accepting new patients
  • UTMB Health Surgical Oncology, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-6789
    • Fax: (409) 772-2812
    UTMB Health Surgical Oncology, League City Campus
    • 2280 Gulf Freeway South
      2nd Floor
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-4000
    • Fax: (832) 505-4040
  • Dr. H. Colleen Silva is currently a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch where she also attended medical school and completed an internship in General Surgery. She completed her residency in General Surgery at Columbus Hospital, an affiliate of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and her fellowship in Surgical Oncology at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Silva is Director of Breast Health and Medical Director at the UTMB Health Breast Health and Imaging Center. Dr. Silva's special and research interests include the treatment of breast disease and breast cancer.

    Dr. Silva has received awards and honors, which include Houstonia Magazine Top Doctors and an American Cancer Society Physician Award for Outstanding Cancer Care. She is author or co-author of various publications and abstracts in several medical journals specializing in cancers.

    Super Doctors - Texas 2020

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD

    Residencies:

    General Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX

    General Surgery, Columbus Hospital, Northwestern University - Chicago, IL

    Fellowships:

    Surgical Oncology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Newark, NJ


    Certifications:

    American Board of Surgery, Surgery

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