All Star Alumni: Dr. Michael Foreman

In July, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (BUMC) was thrust into the national spotlight with the shooting of 12 police officers and two civilians in downtown Dallas. A number of the victims were cared for by the hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center under the direction of Michael Foreman, MD, FACS, medical director of Trauma and 1987 graduate of the BUMC surgical residency program.

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About The Flame: A Note from William Sutker, MD

Dear BUMC Medical Education alumnus,

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Flame, the official alumni newsletter of the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Medical Education program. This quarterly publication will help keep you informed of some of the latest happenings at your alma mater, including research and presentations by current residents and fellows, live and online CME opportunities, upcoming events, features spotlighting some of our remarkable graduates, and other items we think may be of interest to you.

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At Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute,the lung transplant specialists deliver leading care for patients with advanced lung disease. Our goal is to deliver the best organ transplant experience to all patients and match the best thoracic transplant procedure to the right patient in the shortest possible time.

We work in a multidisciplinary environment that allows us to utilize innovative, advanced technology and industry-leading research for our patients with complex cases of advanced lung disease. Our expert medical and surgical team works with empathy, sensitivity and compassion to restore a quality, meaningful life to as many patients as possible. 

With this issue, we are pleased to introduce to you our new chief of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, Michael Duncan, MD.  Dr. Duncan attended McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics as well as his fellowship in pulmonary diseases and critical care at Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical areas of focus are on lung transplantation, pulmonary vascular diseases, interventional pulmonology, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

As a referring physician, provider or colleague, you play an integral role in our mission. In this lung transplant newsletter, we provide an update on expanding options for patients with hepatitis-C positive organs, innovating technologies for preservation and transport of donor lungs, and a clinic trial for patients with post-COVID-19 interstitial lung disease. We’re excited about all that is happening for patients in our program, and appreciate your support.

Please let us know how we can be of service to you and your patients, or if we can answer any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Todd Grazia, MD,
Chief of Transplant Pulmonology,
Baylor University Medical Center

Michael Duncan, MD
Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Baylor University Medical Center

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The transplant specialists at Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute deliver advanced care for patients with end-stage heart disease. Our goal is to deliver the best organ transplant or ventricular assist device experience to all patients and get the right therapy to the right patient in the shortest time possible. Our multidisciplinary environment allows us to access and utilize innovative technology and research for our patients. Our expert medical and surgical teams work with empathy, sensitivity and compassion to restore meaningful life to as many patients as possible.

As a referring physician, provider or colleague, you play an integral role in our mission. Please let us know how we can be of service to you and your patients, or if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Shelley Hall, MD, FACC, FHFSA, FAST
Chief of Transplant Cardiology,­ Mechanical Circulatory Support and Advanced Heart Failure at Baylor University Medical Center

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The transplant specialists on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute at Baylor University Medical Center – Dallas and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth deliver quality, advanced care for patients with end-stage liver disease, end-stage renal disease, hepatobiliary and pancreaticobiliary disease, as well as patients with chronic pancreatitis. 

Our goal is to deliver the best organ transplant experience, by providing carefully selected organs to our patients in the shortest possible time. A multidisciplinary environment allows us to access and utilize innovative technology and research for our patients with complicated cases of liver and kidney disease and those with chronic pancreatitis. Our expert medical and surgical teams work with empathy, sensitivity and compassion to restore meaningful life to as many patients as possible.

As a referring physician, provider or colleague, you play an integral role in our mission. Through this abdominal transplant newsletter, we provide an update on our new alcohol-associated liver disease program, our advancements in the use of robotic technology for transplant surgery, innovative research for islet cell transplantation, an assessment of liver acquisition costs and summary of two events held by our program this past spring. We’re excited about all that is happening for patients in our program, and appreciate your support.

Please let us know how we can be of service to you and your patients, or if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Giuliano Testa, MD, MBA, FACS
Chairman and Chief of Abdominal Transplantation,
Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute