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Mitchell Cox

Mitchell Cox, MD UTMB Health Provider

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  • UTMB Health Vascular Surgery, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-6787
    • Fax: (409) 772-4456
    UTMB Health Vascular Surgery, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th Floor
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (832) 632-6370
    • Fax: (832) 632-7866
    UTMB Health Vascular Surgery, Angleton Campus
    • 146 East Hospital Drive
      Suite 205
      Angleton, TX 77515
    • Phone: (979) 848-9111
    • Fax: (979) 849-1806
  • Dr. Cox comes to UTMB after 13 years at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Prior to that, he spent 13 years on active duty in the United States Air Force, with multiple wartime deployments. He is well-known for handling the most severe and unusual cases of arterial and venous disease, utilizing minimally invasive and traditional surgical treatment options. His academic focus has been the study and implementation of novel endovascular procedures, initially in a combat setting, and subsequently for high-risk patients with aneurysmal and arterial occlusive disease. Dr. Cox has a strong interest medical education and the development of programs to train highly competent vascular surgeons that can perform the full range of vascular procedures. He enjoys working with the talented and compassionate vascular surgical team at UTMB, and coordinating professionals with many areas of expertise to deliver optimal treatment for patients with vascular conditions.

    Interests: Complex aneurysmal disease including thoraco-abdominal aneurysms, branched aortic endografting and re-do aortic procedures. Salvage of vascular surgery complications such as infected bypass grafts, endoleaks, and endovascular device failure. High-risk carotid surgery. Vascular Trauma. Mesenteric arterial disease. Thoracic outlet syndrome. Creation of dialysis access in patients with multiple failed fistulas. Central venous occlusions. Congenital vascular anomalies, and unusual vascular conditions in young patients. Vascular resection and reconstruction during cancer operations. Limb salvage options for critical limb ischemia in high-risk patients. Exposure of the lumbar spine for neurosurgical and orthopedic procedures. Device trials for novel endovascular and surgical therapies.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - Cleveland, OH, 1996

    Internships:

    General Surgery, Wright State University - Dayton, OH, 1997

    Residencies:

    General Surgery, Wright State University - Dayton, OH, 2001

    Fellowships:

    Vascular Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, 2004


    Certifications:

    Surgery, Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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  • Vascular surgeons specialize in a large scope of vascular diseases such as arterial and venous disorders, and manage these disorders with medical therapy, minimally invasive procedures, and surgical intervention.

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    Vascular surgeons do not manage arterial or venous disorders of the heart or brain. If you need to be seen for these conditions, please click to find a provider for Neurosurgery – Vascular (brain) or Cardiovascular Surgery (heart).

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Pamela Daher Tobia

Pamela Daher Tobia, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Surgery - Colon and Rectal
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Colorectal Surgery, League City Campus
    • 2280 Gulf Freeway South
      2nd Floor
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-4000
    • Fax: (832) 505-4040
    UTMB Health Colorectal Surgery, Angleton Campus
    • 146 East Hospital Drive
      Suite 205
      Angleton, TX 77515
    • Phone: (979) 848-9111
    • Fax: (979) 849-1806
    UTMB Health Colorectal Surgery, Lake Jackson
    • 215 Oak Drive South
      Suite B
      Lake Jackson, TX 77566
    • Phone: (979) 319-3051
    • Fax: (979) 266-9834
  • Dr. Pamela Daher received her MD from the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, New York. She subsequently completed her general surgery residency at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas Austin, and her colon and rectal surgery residency at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Dallas, TX before joining the faculty of UTMB.

    Her clinical interests are cancer (colon, rectal, anal), surgical management of diverticular disease and its complications, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis), benign anorectal disease (hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, pilonidal disease), rectal prolapse, surgical treatment of functional and mechanical bowel motility and continence disorders.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - New York City, NY, 2014

    Residencies:

    General Surgery, Dell Medical School at University of Texas - Austin, TX, 2019

    Fellowships:

    Colon and Rectal Surgery, Baylor University Medical Centers - Dallas, TX, 2020

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  • Colorectal surgery is a surgical subspecialty; if focuses on the treatment of disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon.

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Eric Whittington

Eric Whittington, MD UTMB Health Provider

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  • UTMB Health Vascular Surgery, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-6787
    • Fax: (409) 772-4456
    UTMB Health Vascular Surgery, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th Floor
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (832) 632-6370
    • Fax: (832) 632-7866
  • Dr. Whittington grew up in Austin, Texas, attended Baylor University earning a BS in Neuroscience before obtaining his medical degree at Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee followed by a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

    He has returned to Texas with a focus on treating the broad field of vascular disease with special interest in both open and endovascular surgical repair of complex aortic pathology, renal and mesenteric ischemia, carotid disease, dialysis access, and peripheral arterial disease.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Texas A&M College of Medicine - Bryan, TX, 2015

    Internships:

    General Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville - Knoxville, TN, 2016

    Residencies:

    General Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville - Knoxville, TN, 2020

    Fellowships:

    Vascular Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics - Madison, WI, 2022

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    Vascular surgeons do not manage arterial or venous disorders of the heart or brain. If you need to be seen for these conditions, please click to find a provider for Neurosurgery – Vascular (brain) or Cardiovascular Surgery (heart).

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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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Michael Silva

Michael Silva, Jr, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Vascular Surgery - General
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Vascular Surgery, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      5th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-6787
    • Fax: (409) 772-4456
    UTMB Health Vascular Surgery, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th Floor
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (832) 632-6370
    • Fax: (832) 632-7866
  • Dr. Michael Silva was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, earned his BA from The University of Texas, Austin, Texas and his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he completed his Residency in General Surgery. He also completed fellowships at Columbus Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey.

    Dr. Silva is currently The Fred J. and Dorothy E. Wolma Professor in Vascular Surgery, Professor of Radiology, Chief in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, and Director of the Texas Vascular Center. He is an active member of various committees, which include The International Society for Vascular Surgery, The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery/Society for Vascular Surgery, American Board of Vascular Surgery and the Society of Vascular Surgery. He is the principal investigator on numerous funded grants. Dr. Silva's interests include the innovations in vascular and endovascular training, carotid angioplasty and stenting, endovascular intervention for aneurysmal disease, occlusive disease, traumatic injury and pediatric indications.

    Dr. Silva received awards and honors which include UTMB Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2014, Houston's Best Doctors in 2013, and Best Doctors in America from 2008-2013. He is an editorial board member for Vascular, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. His research has been published in various journals such as Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and has authored chapters in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Sabiston's Textbook of Surgery.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 1984

    Internships:

    General Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1986

    Residencies:

    General Surgery, Columbus Hospital Chicago - Chicago, IL, 1991

    Fellowships:

    Vascular Surgery, Columbus Hospital Chicago - Chicago, IL, 1992

    Vascular Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Newark, NJ, 1994


    Certifications:

    American Board of Surgery, Surgery

    American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery

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  • Vascular surgeons specialize in a large scope of vascular diseases such as arterial and venous disorders, and manage these disorders with medical therapy, minimally invasive procedures, and surgical intervention.

    For varicose veins, please click to find a provider and schedule with Vascular Surgery – Varicose Veins.

    Vascular surgeons do not manage arterial or venous disorders of the heart or brain. If you need to be seen for these conditions, please click to find a provider for Neurosurgery – Vascular (brain) or Cardiovascular Surgery (heart).

    START HERE: Answer the following question, then choose the time that best fits your schedule!

    If the times below do not meet your needs, please call (800) 917-8906 to speak with someone about our wait-list options.


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Petros Konofaos

Petros Konofaos, MD, PhD 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
  • Dr. Konofaos is Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Konofaos received his MD degree in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki Greece. Dr Konofaos obtained the Greek Plastic Surgery Boards in 2010 and the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) in 2014. He completed a 2-year fellowship training in brachial plexus, facial paralysis and peripheral nerve reconstruction at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk Virginia. Dr Konofaos also completed fellowship training in Microsurgery (1 year) and in Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery (2 years) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

    Dr. Konofaos’ clinical practice focuses on peripheral nerve microsurgery (with emphasis on facial paralysis, brachial plexus, migraines and surgical treatment of pain) in pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery along with reconstructive microsurgery and facial aesthetics. Dr. Konofaos is a member of national and international Plastic Surgery associations and several Plastic Surgery committees related to Plastic Surgery research and education. Dr Konofaos serves on multiple editorial boards for plastic surgical journals, and he is actively involved in clinical research. Dr Konofaos has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and co-edited several book chapters.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Aristotle Univerisy of Thessaloniki, School of Medicine - Thessaloniki, 1998

    Internships:

    General Practitioner, Health Center of Lygourio Prefectural Hospital of Nafplion - Lygourio, Argolida, Gro, 2003

    Residencies:

    Emergency Room, Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine Prefectural Hospital of Nafplion - Nafplion, Argolida, Gro, 1998

    Emergency Room, General Surgery, Department of Surgery Prefectural Hospital of Nafplion - Nafplion, Argolida, Gro, 1998

    Emergency Room, Cardiology, Department of Cardiology Prefectural Hospital of Nafplion - Nafplion, Argolida, Gro, 1999

    General Surgery, Kidney Transplantation Unit Athens General Hospital - 'LAIKO', Athens, Gro, 2004

    General Surgery, 2nd Department of Propedeutic Surgery, Athens University – School of Medicine Athens General Hospit - Athens, Gro, 2004

    Peripheral nerve microsurgery, Plastic Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School - Norfolk, VA, 2007

    Plastic Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, 'KAT' Hospital - Kifissia, Attiki, Gro, 2010

    Fellowships:

    Microvascular Surgery, Department Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, TN, 2012

    Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Department Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, TN, 2013

    Adult Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, TN, 2014

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Katie Standefer

Katie Standefer, RN, MSN, ANP-C UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Surgery - Bariatric Surgery
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Weight Management, League City Campus
    • 2240 Gulf Freeway South
      Suite 2.402E
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-1800
    • Fax: (832) 426-3045
  • Katie Standefer, APRN, ANP-C received a bachelor's degree in biology from Centenary College of Louisiana and then joined the UTMB School of Nursing Family for her bachelor's and master's degree in nursing. She has been affiliated with UTMB since 2015 as a Nurse Practitioner and joined the UTMB Bariatric Program in 2023.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MSN, The University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2012

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Matisse Hamilton

Matisse Hamilton, RN, NP UTMB Health Provider

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  • UTMB Health Colorectal Surgery, League City Campus
    • 2280 Gulf Freeway South
      2nd Floor
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-4000
    • Fax: (832) 505-4040
  • Orepheus M. Hamilton is a Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and is licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing. As a member of the UTMB Department of Surgery, Ms. Hamilton works in the areas of colorectal and general surgery.

    Ms. Hamilton completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012 at the Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, IL. She went on to complete the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program in 2015 at the Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. As an AGPCNP student, she performed clinical rotations at Memorial Hermann-Southeast in Houston, TX.

    Ms. Hamilton has over 17 years of nursing experience and is also a member of the American Nurses Association, District TX09.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MSN, Maryville University - Saint Louis, MO, 2015

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Lauren McTaggart

Lauren McTaggart, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Weight Management, League City Campus
    • 2240 Gulf Freeway South
      Suite 2.402E
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-1800
    • Fax: (832) 426-3045
    UTMB Health Weight Management, Lake Jackson
    • 215 Oak Drive South
      Suite B
      Lake Jackson, TX 77566
    • Phone: (979) 319-3051
    • Fax: (979) 266-9834
  • Dr. Lauren McTaggart, MD is a board-certified general surgeon. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She returned to pursue a career in medicine obtaining her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. She completed her internship and residency in General Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She accomplished a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Advanced GI and Bariatric Surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

    Dr. McTaggart’s surgical interests include: Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foregut, Bariatric, and General Surgery. She has experience in bariatric and revisional bariatric surgery, foregut surgery, including esophageal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal and paraesophageal hernias, and gastroparesis. She also has an interest in endoscopy, benign gallbladder disease and abdominal and inguinal hernias. She utilizes minimally invasive surgical techniques through a robotic and laparoscopic approach.

    Dr. Lauren McTaggart is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, and the American Hernia Society.

    Lastly, Dr. McTaggart is passionate about patient care and her community. She is dedicated to helping her patient’s understand disease processes and achieve a better quality of life.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, American University of the Carribbean School of Medicine - Miramar, FL, 2016

    Residencies:

    General Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2022

    Fellowships:

    Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric & Foregut Surgery, University of South Florida - Tampa, FL, 2023

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Alexander Perez

Alexander Perez, MD, FACS UTMB Health Provider

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  • UTMB Health General Surgery, UHC Galveston
  • Dr. Alexander Perez is a Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair of Quality for the Department of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive and Foregut Surgery, the Surgical Director of the Sealy and Smith Laboratory for Surgical Training Assessment and Research at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and Adjunct Professor at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

    Dr. Perez was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. He completed his Research Fellowship and Internship in General Surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He then did his Residency in General Surgery at Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine and his Fellowship in Endosurgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Perez received his Medical Degree at the Bosque University Colombian Medical School in Bogota, Colombia.

    Dr. Alexander Perez is board-certified in Surgery, fellowship-trained in Endosurgery and specializes in minimally invasive general and oncologic surgery - hernias, gallbladder, stomach, spleen, adrenal, and pancreas. He has authored over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 10 book chapters in surgical textbooks. Dr. Perez has been honored with several awards for teaching and clinical work and is active in scientific organizations.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    El Bosque University Colombian Medical School - Bogota, Colombia, MD, 2000

    Internships:

    General Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School - Boston, Massachusetts, 2003

    Residencies:

    General Surgery, Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine - Springfield, Massachusetts, 2007

    Fellowships:

    Surgery Research Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School - Boston, Massachusetts, 2002

    Endosurgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University School of Medicine - Durham, North Carolina , 2008

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