Sergio Huerta, M.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Surgery

Biography

Sergio Huerta M.D., F.A.C.S. obtained an A.A. in biology from West Los Angeles College, he earned a B.S. also in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He continued on as a medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA School, earning his M.D. with thesis on June 15, 1998. During medical school, he co-wrote a review text for the United States Medical Licensure Exam Step II (Classical Presentations and a rapid review for the USMLE II, J&S publications 1999) and a review book for medical students on surgery (the Pocket Review of Surgery, J&S publications 2000). He completed his surgical residency at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. After completing two years of surgical training, he embarked on a two year hiatus to engage in research in the fields of clinical nutrition and nutritional oncology. During this period, he wrote and published numerous articles in the fields of surgery, oncology and nutrition. He is currently the surgery clerkship director at UTSW.  He teaches medical students and residents. He was the inaugural chairman of an annual scientific forum for residents interested in research, which he chaired from 2000-2005. Dr. Huerta completed his residency in general surgery at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in June 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the editorial board of multiple medical journals.

Education

Medical School David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (1998)
Internship University of California Irvine Medical Center (1999), Surgery
Fellowship UCLA Center for Human Nutrition (2002), Nutritional Oncology
Residency University of California Irvine Medical Center (2005), Surgery

Specialty Areas

Research Interests

  • Apoptosis
  • Cell death
  • Cell proliferation and metastasis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

Publications

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Featured Publications

Clostridium difficile enteritis: A report of two cases and systematic literature review.

Dineen SP, Bailey SH, Pham TH, Huerta S World J Gastrointest Surg 2013 Mar 5 3 37-42

Coughing-induced bowel transection in a patient with an incarcerated inguinal hernia: a case report.

Hakiman H, Delibero J, Pham T, Dineen S, Huerta S J Med Case Rep 2013 7 1 47

Acute postgastric reduction syndrome.

Huerta S Surg Obes Relat Dis 2012 Sep-Oct 8 5 657-8; author reply 658

The post-adjustable gastric band abdominoplasty.

Wu AY, Coon JL, Huerta S, Condé-Green A, Morrow DM Aesthet Surg J 2012 Jul 32 5 634-46

Preface: critical concepts in the oncogenesis of adenocarcinoma of the rectum.

Huerta S Crit Rev Oncog 2012 17 4 vi-vii

New directions in the preoperative management of adenocarcinoma of the rectum.

Huerta S Crit Rev Oncog 2012 17 4 393-6

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Honors/Awards

  • Surgery Core Clerkship Teaching Award
    (2013)
  • Surgery Core Clerkship Teacihng Award
    (2010)
  • Surgery Core Clerkship Teacihng Award
    (2009)
  • Faculty Medical Student Teaching Award
    (2007)
  • Surgery Core Clerkship Teacihng Award
    (2007)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • Association for VA Surgeons
  • Society of University Surgeons