Albert H Yurvati, DO, FACOS, FAHA, FICS

Albert Yurvati, DO, FACOS, FAHA, FICS

Chairman And Professor - Medical Education
For an appointment: 817-735-DOCS (3627)
Surgery
Research interests: Tissue reperfusion injury and hemorrhagic shock. Received funding to seek ways to lessen injury to the brain during prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), shock and the effects of cardiopulmonary bypass.

A typical day for Dr. Albert Yurvati begins with a 4:30 a.m. workout at the gym. Heading for UNT Health Science Center, he’s filled with enthusiasm for a job he loves. Not surprisingly, he espouses a healthy lifestyle and is quick to remind students that they’ll be a better physician if they love what they do.

His passion for excellence has been recognized nationally and internationally, as well as at UNTHSC, where he received the 2012 Clyde Gallehugh DO Memorial Award and the 2011 President's Award for Clinical Excellence.

In 2013, he was awarded the Orel F. Martin medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. The award was in recognition of Dr. Yurvati’s considerable contributions in the field of surgery and the osteopathic profession, his excellence in surgical care and education and his achievements in medical research. Dr. Yurvati is also the Chair of the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, the national certification board for all osteopathic surgeons.

Dr. Yurvati is Past President of the Metro Fort Worth American Heart Association (AHA) and is a past board member of the Texas Affiliate of the AHA. He also received the AHA Distinguished Service Award.

As Chair of Surgery, Dr. Yurvati provides education to students and care for patients while participating in funded research for the advancement of cardiothoracic issues. Related research includes the inflammatory effects of cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiac metabolism and post cardiac surgery adhesions. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Srathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where he is involved in collaborative biomedical research.

As a mentor to students, he instills a desire to advance medical knowledge. Dr. Yurvati’s contributions span more than 70 publications and numerous book chapters. He takes pride in the fact that many of his students and residents have published papers, taking on the role he loves as a practicing, academic surgeon: always teaching, discovering, and caring…and always running.

APPOINTMENTS: 2012 - current – Member, Intellectual Property Advisory Committee 2011 - current – Member, Distance Education Committee 2011 - current – Member, Distance Education Committee 2008 - current – Adjunct Professor, UNT School 0f Arts and Science 2008 - current – Clinical Professor, Michigan State University COM
Academic:
Doctorate of Osteopathy, Osteopathic Medicine, UNT Health Science Center

Bachelor of Science, Health Science, California State University


Honors:
2010 – TCOM Deans Award for Philanthropy, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

2010 – Benjamin Cohen Research Achievement, UNTHSC

2009 – Presidential Citation, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

2008 -- Alpha Delta Epsilon Society Member, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society Education

2007 – Presidential Citation, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons