2014 Honorees

About the Honorees



Nicola Abate, M.D.: Professor and Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine at UTMB Health ‐ The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Davide Cattano, M.D., Ph.D.: Associate Professor and Medical Director, Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology at UTHealth ‐ The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Luca Cicalese, M.D., F.A.C.S.: Professor of Surgery and Director, Texas Transplant Center and Hepatobiliary Surgery at UTMB Health ‐ The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Philip Cimo, M.D., F.A.C.P.: Medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology.

Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D.: President of UTHealth ‐ The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Dean and H. Wayne Hightower Distinguished Professor in the Medical Sciences, UTHealth Medical School.

Andrea Duchini, M.D., F.A.C.P.: Gastroenterologist and Transplant Hepatologist at Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology Intl.

Alessandra Ferrajoli, M.D.: Associate Professor, Division of Cancer Medicine, Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.: President and CEO of the Houston Methodist Research Institute.

Frank Gusemano, D.D.S.: General Dentistry, Private Practice.

Stephen Incavo, M.D.: Orthopedic Surgeon at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

Anthony Lucci, Sr., M.D.: Obstetrician‐Gynecologist at Women’s Healthcare Associates.

Maria‐Adelaide Micci, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology at UTMB Health ‐ The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Christopher Patronella, M.D., F.A.C.S, F.I.C.S.: Plastic Surgeon at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery.

Mark Provenzano, M.D.: Orthopedic Surgeon, the Orthopedic Sports Clinic.

Cristiana Rastellini, M.D.: Professor of Surgery, Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology; Director of Cell Transplant and Transplant Research at UTMB Health ‐ The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Stefano Sdringola‐Maranga, M.D., M.H.A.: Professor of Medicine and The Weatherhead Distinguished Chair of Heart Diseases, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at UTHealth ‐ The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Associate Director, Weatherhead P.E.T. Center for Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis, UTHealth Medical School.

Giulio Taglialatela, Ph.D.: John Sealy Professor and Vice‐Chair for Research, Department of Neurology and Director, The Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases at UTMB Health ‐ The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Elizabeth LaTorre Travis, Ph.D., FASTRO: Associate Vice President of Women Faculty Programs, Mattie Allen Fair Professor in Cancer Research, Division of Radiation Oncology, Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Fabio Triolo, D.d.R., M.Phil., Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery and Director, Cellular Therapy Core at UTHealth ‐ The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Peter T. Triolo, Jr., D.D.S., M.S.: Former Associate Dean, Technology Services and Informatics, Chief Information Officer and Professor, Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, UT Health School of Dentistry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Retired on July 31st 2013.

Daria Zorzi, M.D.: Research Scientist at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.