Dr. Rodrigo Zea Vera, general surgery resident in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, has received the President’s Award for the best scientific abstract submitted by a resident or young investigator to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 57th Annual Meeting, STS 2021. In addition to this award, he will also receive a $1000. Selected by the STS President, this award recognizes an outstanding scientific abstract by a lead author who is either a resident or a surgeon 5 years or less in practice.
Dr. Zea Vera graduated from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru in 2015. His mentor for this abstract is Dr. Ravi K. Ghanta, associate professor and chief of cardiac surgery at Ben Taub Hospital. Drs. Christopher T. Ryan, Subhasis Chatterjee, Joseph Coselli, Matthew J. Wall, and Todd K. Rosengart are also co-authors.