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 was clerkship director at UTSW from 2011 to 2015.  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. He is currently a 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

Research Interest

  • Appendicitis
  • Global Health
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Medical Student Education
  • Umbilical Hernia

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Local, regional, and general anesthesia for inguinal hernia repair: the importance of the study, the patient population, and surgeon's experience.
Yi B, Tran N, Huerta S, Hernia 2021 Jan
Outcomes of robotic and laparoscopic cholecystectomy for benign gallbladder disease in Veteran patients.
Tao Z, Emuakhagbon VS, Pham T, Augustine MM, Guzzetta A, Huerta S, J Robot Surg 2021 Jan
Differences in treatment strategies in the management of acute appendicitis in a county hospital in Guatemala and an academic teaching institution in the United States.
Alejo G, Ruiz M, Hernandez-Ochoa A, Ortiz C, Huerta S, Trop Doct 2020 Dec 49475520981231
Hernia Size and Mesh Placement in Primary Umbilical Hernia Repair.
Tao Z, Ordonez J, Huerta S, Am Surg 2020 Dec 3134820971624
Feasibility of a Local Anesthesia Program for Inguinal Hernia Repair at a Veteran Affairs Hospital.
Loss L, Meier J, Ordonez JE, Phung T, Balentine C, Zhu H, Huerta S, J Surg Res 2020 11 255 1-8

Honors & Awards

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