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Rebecca L. Wiatrek, M.D., FACS

General Summary

Education

  • Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
    City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
  • Research Fellow in Surgical Education
    Association of Surgical Education, Springfield, IL
  • Residency in General Surgery, Chief Resident
    Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, TX
  • Internship in General Surgery
    Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, TX
  • Medical Doctorate
    Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Bryan-College Station, TX

Medical Practice

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Round Rock campus, Round Rock, TX (2014-Present)
  • Active Staff, Seton Medical Center, Austin, TX (2014-Present)
  • Active Staff, Seton Northwest Hospital, Austin, TX (2014-Present)
  • Active Staff, Seton Williamson County, Round Rock, TX (2014-Present)
  • Active Staff, St. David's Medial Center, Austin, TX (2014-Present)
  • Active Staff, St. David's North Austin Medical Center, Austin, TX (2014-Present)
  • Active Staff, St. David's South Austin Medical Center, Austin, TX (2014-Present)
  • Active Staff, St. David's Round Rock Hospital, Austin, TX (2014-Present)
  • Active Staff, Cedar Park Memorial Hospital, Cedar Park, TX (2014-Present) 
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, TX (2012-2014)
  • Active Staff, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, Houston, TX (2012-2014)
  • Active Staff, Hermann Memorial Hospital, Houston, Texas (2012-2014)
  • Instructor in Surgery, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA, (2010-2012)
  • Active Staff, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA (2010-2012)

Research Interest

Surgery Locations

Other Information

Accolades & Memberships

Committee and Organization Memberships

  • Harris County Medical Society 
  • Travis County Medical Society 
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Medical School Chapter President
  • Medical Student Section Executive Council, Reporter
  • Council on Medical Education
  • Committee on Continuing Education
  • Committee on Cancer
  • TexMed Reference Committee Member
  • Texas Medical Association Scholarship and Education Committee
  • Board of Trustees, Resident Member Special Appointee
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Accreditation Education Program Committee for the M.D. Degree
  • Accreditation Student Steering Committee
  • American College of Surgeons, Student Member, Resident Member, Associate Member
  • American Medical Association, Texas A&M College of Medicine Student Chapter, President
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Association of Surgical Education, Committee on Citizenship and Responsibility
  • Society for Surgery of Alimentary Tract (SSAT) Society of
  • Surgical Oncology (SSO) 
  • LBJ Trauma Committee
  • LBJ Multidisciplinary Committee on Breast Cancer
  • LBJ Multidisciplinary Committee on Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital Cancer Service Line Committee
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital Multidisciplinary Committee on
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • North Austin Medical Center Cancer Committee
  • North Austin Medical Center Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Seton
  • Williamson County Multidisciplinary Tumor Board
  • St. David's Round Rock Multidisciplinary Tumor Board
  • Seton System Regional Breast Tumor Board
  • St. David's Regional Complex GI Tumor Board

Honors and Awards

  • Daughters of the Republic, State of Texas Scholarship Recipient 
  • Lechner Fellowship Award
  • Dean's List and Distinguished Student, Texas A&M University
  • Who's Who Among American University and College Student Physician's
  • Oncology Education Program Scholarship
  • Texas Department of Health Award, Most Innovative Immunization Program, Founder of Program
  • Texas Medical Association Student Chapter of the Year, Chapter President
  • Gold Humanism Award and Society Inductee, Texas A&M College of Medicine
  • Scott & White Department of Surgery Research Day Competition, Texas A&M
  • Scott & White Arthur C. Scott Award - Excellence in Research as a Surgical Resident, Texas A&M
  • Scott and White Best Veterans Affairs Chief Resident Award, Texas A&M 
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology GI Cancers Symposium Merit Award

Community Service

Procedures

  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • GI Surgical Oncology
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
  • Sarcoma Surgery

Publications

  • Palliative Care Consults in Terminal Cancer Patients Dying in a Safety-Net Hospital: Are They Underutilized?

    Sixth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, 2013

  • Clinical Stage, Not Race Predicts Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Medically-Underserved Patients

    San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2013

  • Impact of Medical and Surgical Intervention on Survival in Patients with Cholangiocarcinoma

    World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2013

  • Interaction Between Age and Race Alters Predicted Survival in Colorectal Cancer

    Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2013

  • Tube Jejunostomy: Open and Laparoscopic Techniques

    Operative Techniques in Surgery, 2013

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  • An Appraisal of Radiofrequency Ablation and Surgical Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Results from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Registry

    The American Surgeon, 2012

  • The Timing of Chemotherapy Correlates With Survival in Patients With Resectable Gastric Adenocarcinoma

    American Surgical Association 132nd Annual Meeting, 2012

  • The Influence of Surgical Oncology Fellowship Programs in Training Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeons

    ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, 2012

  • Surgical Oncology Fellowship Graduates: What Are They Doing Now?

    Society of Surgical Oncology 65th Annual Cancer Symposium, 2012

  • Differential Expression of Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier Family of Proteins in Patients with Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

    ASCO GI Cancers Symposium, 2011

  • Impact of Therapeutic Intervention on Survival in Patients with Cholangiocarcinoma

    Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 52nd Annual Meeting, 2011

  • Differential Expression of Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier Family of Proteins in Patients with Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

    Society of Surgical Oncology 64th Annual Cancer Symposium, 2011

  • Evaluation of Patient Age and Outcomes of Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Cancer

    Pacific Coast Surgical Association 82nd Annual Meeting, 2011

  • Racial Disparities in the Management of Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

    45th Annual Pancreas Club Meeting, 2011

  • Surgery for Patients with Local and Regional Pancreatic Cancer: The Los Angeles County Experience

    45th Annual Pancreas Club Meeting, 2011

  • The Extent of Lymphadenectomy Does Not Correlate with Overall Survival in Korean-Americans with Gastric Cancer

    International Gastric Cancer Conference, 2011

  • Increased Expression of Small Ubiquitin-like Modifer Proteins in Rectal Adenocarcinoma Patients after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation

    American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, 2011

  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Indications and Controversies

    Maturitas, 2011

  • Surgical Complications and Pathologic Complete Response After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

    The American Surgeon, 2011

  • What Do General Surgery Residents Think About Childbearing and Childrearing During Residency?

    Surgical Education Research Forum, 2009

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): An Institutional Review

    ASCO GI Cancers Symposium, 2009

  • Physicians in a Private Teaching Hospital - Perceptions of Continuing Medical Education

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) Congress, 2008

  • Comparative Proteomic Analysis to Identify Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker in Pancreatic Cancer Duct Fluid (Juice) using lD-Gel, OFFGEL, and High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Ch's ip-Mass Spectrometry Technology

    Society of Surgical Oncology 61st Annual Cancer Symposium, 2008

  • Perineal Wound Complications after Abdominoperineal Resection

    Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2008

  • High Throughput Analysis of Human Pancreatic Duct Fluid (Juice) Proteome Using HPLC Chip MS Technology

    Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) Congress, 2007

  • Peer Review as a Tool to Assess Professionalism and Interpersonal & Communication

    Association of American Medical Colleges, RIME Conference, 2007

  • Late Complications of Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Carcinoma of the Cervix

    International Journal of Radiation Oncology/Biology/Physics, 2001

  • Effective Management of Symptoms during Preoperative Chemoradiation for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

    International Journal of Radiation Oncology/Biology/Physics, 2000