Current Research

Surgery Research Faculty
Albert H. Olivencia-Yurvati, DO, FICS, FACOS, FAHA
Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery

-Robert T. Mallet, PhD, Research Professor
-Besim Hoxha, MD, Research Assistant Professor
-Terence Gourlay, PhD, Visiting Research Professor


Our research partners include:
-The United States Army
-Intramural Research at the UNT Health Science Center
-Atrium Medical Corporation
-The American Osteopathic Association
-The NHLBI (National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute)

Our current projects include:
-Improved Fluid Resuscitation with Pyruvate-fortified Ringer’s for Hemorrhagic Shock and Hindlimb Ischemia
-Novel Biomaterial Split Drain System for Cardiothoracic Surgery
-Mitigation of Inflammatory Cytokines Post Thoracotomy with Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
-Atrium Medical Air Leak Detection Project
-Novel Metabolic Strategy for Acute Coronary Intervention
-Pyruvate Enriched Resuscitation to Preserve Cardiac Electromechanical Performance

This page was last modified on June 9, 2015