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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.

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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

Delphi Technique

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


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 Neoplasms
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

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.

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