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Jill Resendez

Jill Resendez, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Plastic Surgery, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-6784
    • Fax: (409) 772-4456
    UTMB Health Plastic Surgery, League City Campus
    • 2240 Gulf Freeway South
      Suite 2.100
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-1800
    • Fax: (281) 309-0419
    UTMB Health Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic), Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 1.1224
      League City, Texas 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-0777
    • Fax: (832) 505-0778
  • Jill Resendez, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC is a board- certified Nurse Practitioner with the Division of Plastic Surgery at UTMB. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington. She provides patient care at the UTMB Health Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Town Center, Plastic Surgery Specialty clinic in League City, MD Anderson League City and University Health Clinics in Galveston. Jill specializes in non-surgical aesthetic procedures such as Botox, Dermal fillers, lasers, nipple areola tattooing for breast cancer survivors, treatment of complex wounds, new plastic surgery consultations and assist in the management of post operative patients.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MSN, The University of Texas at Arlington - Arlington, TX, 2020

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Abigail Forbes

Abigail Forbes, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Plastic Surgery, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-6784
    • Fax: (409) 772-4456
    UTMB Health Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic), Clear Lake
    • 250 Blossom Street
      Suite 160
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (832) 632-5088
    • Fax: (832) 632-5089
    UTMB Health Plastic Surgery, League City Campus
    • 2240 Gulf Freeway South
      Suite 2.100
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-1800
    • Fax: (281) 309-0419
    UTMB Health Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic), Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 1.1224
      League City, Texas 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-0777
    • Fax: (832) 505-0778
  • Dr. Abigail Forbes is the Director of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. She is a Texas native, Baylor University alumni and a board-eligible Plastic Surgeon. She has lived in the Galveston area for over a decade.

    Dr. Forbes is well-known for her aesthetic eye as it relates to Plastic Surgery. She maintains the highest standards when it comes to achieving surgical results for her patients. She is very detail-oriented and is a perfectionist in the operating room. Dr. Forbes takes the time to optimize outcomes and, most importantly, her patient’s satisfaction.

    Dr. Forbes graduated from Baylor University in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Biology with Honors. She went on to the University of Texas Medical Branch for her medical doctorate degree where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2017. Matching into her top choice of training programs at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), she then completed a six-year Plastic Surgery Residency where she operated at UTMB, MD Anderson, Memorial Hermann, St. Joseph’s, Dell Childrens, Dell Seton Medical Center and numerous private Aesthetic practices in Texas.

    Dr. Forbes has contributed to the field of Plastic Surgery through research, publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals, and spending time educating Plastic Surgery trainees. She is a member of the Truman G. Blocker, Jr., M.D. Society. She particularly enjoys performing mommy makeovers, massive weight loss body contouring, facelift/necklift, blepharoplasties, breast lift/reduction/augmentation, tummy tuck, complex scar revisions, lipoma/benign cyst excisions and labiaplasties.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2017

    Residencies:

    Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2023

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Eric Cole

Eric Cole, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Plastic Surgery, League City Campus
    • 2240 Gulf Freeway South
      Suite 2.100
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-1800
    • Fax: (281) 309-0419
  • Dr. Eric Cole was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, where he graduated from high school as a national merit semifinalist. He attended Stanford University, and then returned to Durham for Duke University Medical School. He remained at Duke for his Otolaryngology residency, and then completed his Plastic Surgery residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Cole practiced both Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology in Chapel Hill from 1999-2006 where he was on staff at many hospitals including the Durham Veterans Administration where he helped train Duke Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology residents.

    Dr. Cole joined an academic private practice in his wife's home town of Norfolk, Virginia in 2006 after the birth of their first and only child. He performed craniofacial and pediatric surgery at Childrens Hospital of the King's Daughters and continued his training of residents and medical students. He developed an interest in cleft surgery and travelled internationally with Operation Smile. His decision to pursue full time academics in 2010 led to his completion of the prestigious Craniofacial and Pediatric fellowship at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles / University of Southern California.

    Dr. Cole joined the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) immediately after training, and he currently performs surgery at Shriners Hospital in Houston and Galveston in addition to UTMB. He enjoys his role as Director of Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery. He has recently been on a medical mission for cleft surgery to the Dominican Republic in order to augment resident training and increase international ties to UTMB. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has several more recently accepted. He recently authored a chapter on Pediatric Midface Fractures for the upcoming text Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. He is a member of multiple national Plastic Surgery organizations, and currently serves on the American Board of Plastic Surgery as an Oral Board Examiner.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    Duke University School of Medicine - Durham, NC, MD, 1994

    Residencies:

    Otolaryngology, Duke University School of Medicine - Durham, NC, 1997

    Plastic Surgery, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC, 1999

    Fellowships:

    Craniofacial Plastic Surgery, Magee-Rosenblum Plastic Surgery - Norfolk, VA, 2007

    Craniofacial Plastic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles - Hollywood, CA, 2011


    Certifications:

    American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology

    American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

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Ramon Zapata Sirvent

Ramon Zapata Sirvent, MD, FACS UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Plastic Surgery, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-6784
    • Fax: (409) 772-4456
  • Dr. Ramón L. Zapata-Sirvent is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. He also serves as a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children®–Galveston (SHC).

    Dr. Zapata-Sirvent earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1981 at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela. He then became a research fellow in burn research at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, from 1982-1984. Then from 1984-1986, Dr. Zapata-Sirvent became a research fellow in surgical immunology at the University of California Medical Center (UCMC) in San Diego, California. He went on to complete his general surgery resident training at UCV from 1986-1989 and returned to UCMC as a research fellow in burn surgery research from 1990-1992. For the next three years, Dr. Zapata-Sirvent completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at UCV.

    Upon completing his residency in 1995, Dr. Zapata-Sirvent remained at UCV as a Clinical Professor in the Plastic Surgery Training Program. Then from 1996-2016, he worked in private practice as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Centro Medico de Caracas in Venezuela. In 2016, Dr. Zapata-Sirvent became a clinical fellow in reconstructive and burn surgery at UTMB and then joined as a faculty member in 2017.

    Dr. Zapata-Sirvent is a member of several national and international professional medical societies, including being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and serves as an editorial board member and journal reviewer for numerous scientific journals. He has authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and 75 books chapters in medical textbooks and has also served as an editor for 8 medical textbooks.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Universidad Central de Venezuela - Caracas, Venezuela, MD, 1981

    Residencies:

    General Surgery, Universidad Central de Venezuela - Caracas, Venezuela, 1989

    Plastic Surgery, Universidad Central de Venezuela - Caracas, Venezuela, 1995

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Anthony Linfante

Anthony Linfante, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Dermatology, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 747-3376
    • Fax: (409) 772-4456
    UTMB Health Dermatology, Galveston
    • 6710 Stewart Road
      Suite 100
      Galveston, TX 77551
    • Phone: (409) 747-3376
    • Fax: (409) 740-4187
    UTMB Health Dermatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 14
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-3376
    • Fax: (281) 337-7035
    UTMB Health Dermatology (Cosmetic), Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 1.1224
      League City, Texas 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-0777
    • Fax: (832) 505-0778
  • Anthony W. Linfante, MD is board certified in Dermatology by The American Board of Dermatology and in Dermatopathology by The American Board of Dermatology and The American Board of Pathology. He graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and completed internship training in Internal Medicine at Abington Jefferson Health in Abington, PA. He went on to complete residency training in Dermatology and fellowship training in Dermatopathology at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Dr. Linfante is an Assistant Professor in both the Departments of Dermatology and Dermatopathology at The University of Texas Medical Branch. He has particular interest in complex medical dermatology including lupus, cutaneous autoimmune diseases, and drug reactions, early detection of skin cancer via noninvasive means, and cosmetic dermatology such as lasers, Botox®, dermal fillers, and chemical peels. He cares for his patients requesting general dermatology visits in Galveston and League City, as well as for cosmetic concerns at the Aesthetic Center in League City.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Drexel University - College of Medicine - Philadelphia, PA, 2018

    Internships:

    IM, Abington Memorial Hospital - Abington, PA, 2019

    Residencies:

    Dermatology, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2022

    Fellowships:

    Dermatopathology, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2023

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Ayezel Munoz Gonzalez

Ayezel Munoz Gonzalez, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Dermatology, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 747-3376
    • Fax: (409) 772-4456
    UTMB Health Dermatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 14
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-3376
    • Fax: (281) 337-7035
    UTMB Health Dermatology (Cosmetic), Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 1.1224
      League City, Texas 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-0777
    • Fax: (832) 505-0778
  • Dr. Ayezel Munoz Gonzalez earned her medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Luis Razetti School of Medicine in Caracas, Venezuela, where she was born and raised. She is a board-certified pediatrician, having completed a pediatrics residency at Driscoll Children’s Hospital/Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, TX, in June 2020. She completed her dermatology residency at UTMB in June 2023. Before coming to the US in 2015, she also completed residency training in pediatrics and dermatology at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Her areas of interest are general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Universidad Central de Venezuela - Caracas, 2005

    Internships:

    Pediatrics, Driscoll Children's Hospital - Corpus Christi, TX, 2018

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, Driscoll Children's Hospital - Corpus Christi, TX, 2020

    Dermatology, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2023

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Stephanie Kemmerling

Stephanie Kemmerling, DNP, MSN, FNP-C UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Dermatology, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      Suite 160
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (832) 632-5088
    • Fax: (832) 632-5089
    UTMB Health Dermatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 14
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-3376
    • Fax: (281) 337-7035
    UTMB Health Dermatology (Cosmetic), Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 1.1224
      League City, Texas 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-0777
    • Fax: (832) 505-0778
  • Stephanie Kemmerling, FNP-C is a nationally board certified and Texas state licensed nurse practitioner who focuses on adult and pediatric dermatology. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston where she graduated with honors. Stephanie has specialized dermatology training and has worked in the field of dermatology since 2012. She is the Past Chair of the Nurse Practitioner Society of the national Dermatology Nurses' Association and has held leadership positions in local and regional nurse practitioner organizations. Prior to joining the dermatology department at UTMB, Stephanie worked in dermatology in a private practice in Austin, Texas and as a clinical instructor for nurse practitioner students. She practices dermatology in close collaboration with the faculty at UTMB. Stephanie enjoys working with patients of all ages and treats a variety of dermatologic issues. She individualizes treatment plans to best fit each person's lifestyle and skin condition.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, Texas, FNP, MNS, 2010

    DNP, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2022


    Certifications:

    Board Certified, Certified Nurse Practitioner

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Janice Wilson

Janice Wilson, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Dermatology, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 747-3376
    • Fax: (409) 772-4456
    UTMB Health Dermatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 14
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-3376
    • Fax: (281) 337-7035
    UTMB Health Dermatology (Cosmetic), Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 1.1224
      League City, Texas 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-0777
    • Fax: (832) 505-0778
  • Dr. Janice Wilson is a board certified dermatologist (general and pediatric) and dermatopathologist. She received her medical degree from the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston and subsequently completed a transitional year internship at Houston Methodist Hospital. She then completed residency in dermatology followed by fellowship in dermatopathology, both at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. She has academic and clinical interests in benign and malignant melanocytic tumors (melanocytic nevi (moles) and melanoma) and in dermoscopy.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, TX, MD, 2012

    Internships:

    Transitional, Houston Methodist Hospital - Houston, TX, 2013

    Residencies:

    Dermatology, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2016

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Erica Kelly

Erica Kelly, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Dermatology, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 747-3376
    • Fax: (409) 772-4456
    UTMB Health Dermatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 14
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-3376
    • Fax: (281) 337-7035
    UTMB Health Dermatology (Cosmetic), Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 1.1224
      League City, Texas 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-0777
    • Fax: (832) 505-0778
  • Dr. Erica Kelly is a dermatologist who focuses on both medical dermatology for adult and pediatric patients (i.e. skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne etc.) and cosmetic Dermatology (Botox, fillers and lasers). She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University and performed her residency with the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston. Dr. Kelly is the Director of Cosmetic Dermatology Services for UTMB's Dermatology department.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    Louisiana State University School of Medicine - New Orleans, LA, MD, 1998

    Internships:

    Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, LA, 1999

    Residencies:

    Dermatology, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2002


    Certifications:

    American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology

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Kathleen Kroger

Kathleen Kroger, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Dermatology, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 747-3376
    • Fax: (409) 772-4456
    UTMB Health Dermatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 14
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-3376
    • Fax: (281) 337-7035
    UTMB Health Dermatology (Cosmetic), Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 1.1224
      League City, Texas 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-0777
    • Fax: (832) 505-0778
  • Dr. Kathleen Kroger is a board certified dermatologist who focuses on general, pediatric, complex medical and cosmetic dermatology (Botox, fillers, and lasers). She earned her Doctor of Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and the completed her dermatology residency at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Kroger is the Medical Clinic Director of Bay Colony Dermatology Clinics.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    Texas A&M University Health Science Center - Bryan, Texas, MD, 2014

    Internships:

    Transitional, Houston Methodist Hospital - Houston, Texas, 2015

    Residencies:

    Dermatology, McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston, Texas, 2018

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