From East Texas Medical Center:
Dr. David Young, surgeon with East Texas Vascular Associates in Tyler, was inducted as a new fellow into the Texas Surgical Society during their fall meeting in Houston in September.
Dr. Young was also given the James E. Thompson Award for best paper by a new member. He presented a scientific report titled, "Reptile Envenomation: Background, Anatomy and Management." By tradition, new members are asked to make a scientific presentation to the society relevant to the practice of surgery. The presentation included a review of the ETMC Tyler snakebite registry from 2007-2012, which included 180 snakebites. The presentation covered snake paleontology, anatomy, venom composition, physiologic effects and the 15 venomous snakes found in Texas.