Thomas Howdieshell

Professor

Thomas Howdieshell

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery

Bio

Undergraduate degree (BS in Biology, 1978, University of Georgia)
Graduate degree (MD, 1982, Medical College of Georgia)_
General Surgery Residency (MCG, 1982-1987)
Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (University of New Mexico HSC, 1987-1988)

  • (706) 713-2210
  • Room 154, Russell Hall, UGA Health Sciences Campus, Athens, GA 30602

Education

  • MD, Medicine Medical College of Georgia, 1982

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, General University of Georgia, 1978

Certifications

  • Recertification in Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery American Board of Surgery, 2018

  • Recertification in General Surgery, American Board of Surgery American Board of Surgery, 2016

  • PHY GA Professional Licensing BRD, 1987

Awards & Honors

  • See biosketch for details 2022

  • Exemplary Teaching Award AY 2020/2021 AU/UGA Medical Partnership, University of Georgia, 2022

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Faculty Inductee AU/UGA Medical Partnership, University of Georgia, 2022

  • Educator of the Year Award, Class of 2023 AU/UGA Medical Partnership, University of Georgia, 2021

  • Exemplary Teaching Award, AY 2019/2020 AU/UGA Medical Partnership, University of Georgia, 2021

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5242

    Mod 4: Digestive and Endocrine
  • MEDI 5168

    Mod 4: Renal/Cardiopulmonary
  • MEDI 5252

    Mod 5: Brain and Behavior
  • MEDI 5179

    Mod 5: GI/Endo/Repro
  • MEDI 5262

    Mod 6: Multi-System Disorders
  • MEDI 5212

    Mod 1: Hematology/Oncology
  • MEDI 5226

    Mod 2: GU: Mod 2: Genitourinary
  • MEDI 5156

    Mod 2: Musculoskeletal
  • MEDI 5161

    Mod 3: Brain & Behavior
  • MEDI 5232

    Mod 3: Cardiopulmonary
  • MEDI 5151

    Module 1: Fundamentals

Teaching Interests

First and second year medical student small group learning; first and second year medical student clinical skills; first and second year medical student procedural skills, simulation, and point of care ultrasound; third and fourth year medical student clinical clerkship (Surgery) didactic learning.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • The Asplenic Patient: Post-Insult Immunocompetence, Infection, and Vaccination., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Asplenic Patient: Post-Insult Immunocompetence, Infection, and Vaccination., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Myocutaneous revascularization following graded ischemia in lean and obese mice., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Myocutaneous revascularization following graded ischemia in lean and obese mice., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The role of monocyte subsets in myocutaneous revascularization., 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Clinical interest: Trauma and burn surgery, surgical critical care.
Research interests: Wound healing including ischemia-reperfusion, angiogenesis.

University Service

  • Institutional Review Board 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member