12 Notable alumni of
University of Texas Medical Branch

The University of Texas Medical Branch is 2678th in the world, 905th in North America, and 857th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 12 notable alumni from the University of Texas Medical Branch sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Denton Cooley

    Denton Cooley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2016 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    cardiac surgeonuniversity teachersurgeon
    Biography

    Denton Arthur Cooley was an American heart and cardiothoracic surgeon famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart. Cooley was also the founder and surgeon in-chief of The Texas Heart Institute, chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at clinical partner Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, consultant in Cardiovascular Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital and a clinical professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

  2. Kjell Lindgren

    Kjell Lindgren
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the University of Texas Medical Branch
    Graduated with Master of Public Health
    Occupations
    military officerastronautsurgeon
    Biography

    Kjell Norwood Lindgren is an American astronaut who was selected in 2009. Lindgren was selected in June 2009 as a member of the NASA Astronaut Group 20. He launched to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of Expedition 44/45 on July 22, 2015.

  3. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor

    Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in the University of Texas Medical Branch
    In 2001 graduated with Doctor of Medicine in medicine
    In 2007 graduated with Master of Public Health
    Occupations
    astronautphysicianaquanautsurgeon
    Biography

    Serena Maria Auñón-Chancellor is an American physician, engineer, and NASA astronaut. She visited the ISS as a flight engineer for Expedition 56/57 on the International Space Station.

  4. Charles Alderton

    Charles Alderton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1857-1941 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    inventorpharmacist
    Biography

    Charles Courtice Alderton was an American pharmacist and the creator of the carbonated soft drink Dr Pepper.

  5. Don J. Wright

    Don J. Wright
    Years
    20th Century
    Enrolled in the University of Texas Medical Branch
    Graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Donald John Wright is an American physician, government official, and diplomat serving as United States Ambassador to Tanzania since 2020.

  6. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs

    Shelley Sekula-Gibbs
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in the University of Texas Medical Branch
    In 1979 graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    politicianphysicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Shelley Sekula-Gibbs is an American physician and politician, who serves as a director of The Woodlands, Texas Township board of directors. She served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district in 2006. A Republican, she won the special election to fill the seat for the last few weeks of the 109th United States Congress. She previously served as a city councilwoman in Houston, Texas from 2002 to 2006.

  7. Warren Snodgrass

    Warren Snodgrass
    Occupations
    urologist
    Biography

    Warren Snodgrass is a pediatric urologist specializing in the repair of hypospadias, the second most common birth defect. In 1994 he described the tubularized incised plate repair of hypospadias, which has become known as the Snodgrass repair and has become the most common approach to repairing most forms of hypospadias. Together with Dr. Nicol Bush, he also developed the STAG repair for severe hypospadias and the Snodbush repair used mainly for reoperations after unsuccessful surgery. Snodgrass is internationally known for his advocacy of evidence-based surgery, and was the editor of a textbook on pediatric urology. He is in private practice near Dallas, Texas.

  8. Josef Schmid

    Josef Schmid
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of Texas Medical Branch
    Graduated with Master of Public Health
    Occupations
    aquanaut
    Biography

    Josef F. Schmid is a German-American physician, NASA flight surgeon and a major general in the United States Air Force Reserves. He served as an aquanaut on the joint NASA-NOAA NEEMO 12 underwater exploration mission in May 2007. On 8 October 2021 he became one of the first humans to be Holoported off the planet and into space, visiting the International Space Station by telepresence.

  9. Anil Menon

    Anil Menon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    astronautphysician
    Biography

    Anil Menon is a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, emergency medicine physician, and NASA astronaut candidate.

  10. Sean Roden

    Sean Roden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Sean Kevin Roden is a NASA flight surgeon was the lead of medical operations for the International Space Station (ISS) from 2004 to 2007.

  11. John Haynes, Jr

    John Haynes, Jr
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    surgeon
    Biography

    John Haynes Jr. is a rural family physician and surgeon, and community leader of Northwest Louisiana and Northeast Texas. Haynes is known for being chosen as the first Country Doctor of the Year in 1993 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to rural health care. Dr. Haynes died June 7, 2021 after a long battle with cardiovascular disease.

  12. Marie Charlotte Schaefer

    Marie Charlotte Schaefer
    Years
    1874-1927 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Marie Charlotte Schaefer was an early Texas physician and the first woman to become a faculty member of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).