Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Zea Vera Receives STS President’s Award

Amanda May

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Dr. Rodrigo Zea Vera

Dr. Rodrigo Zea Vera, general surgery resident, has received the President’s Award for his scientific abstract, “Artificial Intelligence Reliably Predicts Outcomes and Cost after Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.” The award recipient is selected by the STS President, this award recognizes an outstanding scientific abstract by a lead author who is either a resident or a surgeon five-years or less in practice.

Dr. Zea Vera graduated from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru in 2015. His faculty mentors are Dr. Todd K. Rosengart, professor of surgery and chair of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Dr. Ravi K. Ghanta, associate professor and chief of cardiac surgery at Ben Taub Hospital, and Dr. Ourania Preventza, professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 

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