20012019
If you made any changes in Pure, your changes will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Bio

John M. Uecker, M.D. is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the general surgery residency training program at the University of Texas Dell Medical School. He has been educating medical students and residents in Austin since 2003. During that time he has implemented and developed many innovative teaching modalities into the training curriculum.

Dr. Uecker graduated from UTMB in 1993, and then completed his general surgery training at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas.  After completing his general surgery residency, he served in the Navy as the Ship Surgeon on the USS Enterprise. His Ship was in the Northern Arabian Sea on September 11, 2001, and he supported Operation Enduring Freedom at that time. After returning to the States, he was deployed again to Iraq with the First Marine Division at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as a combat surgeon on the front lines.

Dr. Uecker has now been at University Medical Center Brackenridge for over 12 years. He developed and currently directs the surgical oncology clinic, and is an active member of the Seton Oncology Executive Committee. Dr. Uecker has moderated the multi-disciplinary adult cancer care conference at University Medical Center Brackenridge since 2007. He has implemented innovative technology into his practice of cancer patients such as laparoscopic ultrasound guided microwave ablation of liver tumors.

In addition to his surgical oncology practice, he enjoys advanced laparoscopic surgery such as treating patients with hiatal hernias, gastro esophageal reflux disease, adrenal tumors, gallstones, as well as a variety of abdominal wall hernias. 

Dr. Uecker recognizes the need to spend quality time outside of the hospital and enjoys having fun with his wife of over 22 years and their two children. He enjoys multiple outdoor activities including wakeboarding, surfing, running, biking and swimming.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where John Uecker is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 5 Similar Profiles
2003-2011 Iraq War Medicine & Life Sciences
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Medicine & Life Sciences
Wounds and Injuries Medicine & Life Sciences
Ectopic Hormones Medicine & Life Sciences
Natural Orifice Endoscopic Surgery Medicine & Life Sciences
Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography Medicine & Life Sciences
Gallbladder Diseases Medicine & Life Sciences
Endoscopy Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2001 2019

Case logging habits among general surgery residents are discordant and inconsistent

Bankhead-Kendall, B., Brown, C. VR., Gerola, R., Slama, E., Ryder, A., Uecker, J. & Falcone, J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Habits
Delphi Technique
Surgeons

Combining instructional videos with cadaver training for general surgery residents

Miller, A., Ali, J., Veith, J. P., Uecker, J., Ali, S. & Aydelotte, J., Apr 2019, In : American Surgeon. 85, 4, p. E230-E232

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cadaver

Demonstrating higher incidence of advanced breast malignancies in our young hispanic population

Klein, A., Villareal, M., Radpour, S., Goodgame, B., Ali, S., Clark, A. & Uecker, J., Nov 1 2018, In : American Surgeon. 84, 11, p. 1787-1789 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Breast
Incidence
Breast Neoplasms
Population
12 Citations (Scopus)

Is current surgery resident and GI fellow training adequate to pass FES?

Gardner, A. K., Scott, D. J., Willis, R. E., Van Sickle, K., Truitt, M. S., Uecker, J., Brown, K., Marks, J. M. & Dunkin, B. J., Jan 1 2017, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 31, 1, p. 352-358 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Gastroenterology
Internship and Residency
ROC Curve
1 Citation (Scopus)

Predicting and enhancing American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination performance: Does writing questions really help?

Willis, R. E., Dent, D. L., Love, J. D., Kempenich, J. W., Uecker, J., Brown, K. M., Thomas, J. S., Gomez, P. P., Adams, A. J., Admire, J. R., Sprunt, J. M., Kahrig, K. M. & Wiggins-Dohlvik, K., Feb 1 2016, In : American Journal of Surgery. 211, 2, p. 361-368 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
Licensure