Thomas Howdieshell, MD

Thomas Howdieshell, MD

Thomas Howdieshell, MD
Thomas Howdieshell, MD

Professor of Surgery

Russell Hall 154

1425 Prince Avenue

Athens, GA 30602



Current credentials




NM Fellowship in Trauma and Burn Surgery: The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1987 – 1988

Residency in General Surgery: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 1982 – 1987

MD: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 1978 – 1982

BS in Biochemistry: University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1974 – 1978


Honors / Awards / Achievements

Invited Lecture, Chest Trauma, Annual Clinical Congress, American College of Surgeons Meeting, Chicago, Illinois – 2015

Section Editor (Wound healing), PLoS One – 2014

Program Coordinator, Current Concepts in General Surgery and Trauma Update Conference, UNM Continuing Education – 2006 – 2008

Associate Examiner for Certifying Examination, American Board of Surgery – 2006

President, New Mexico Chapter, American College of Surgeons – 2006

Invited Lecture, 5th Annual Southwest Thrombosis and Hemostasis Symposium, Albuquerque, New Mexico – 2005

Outstanding Manuscript for 2003, Wound Healing Society – 2003

Keynote Lecture, 32nd Annual National Conference, Association of Surgical Technologists, Dallas, Texas – 2001

Invited Lecture, 58th Annual Technical Conference, The Fiber Society, Philadelphia – 1999

Invited Lecture, 45th International Congress on the Immune Consequences of Trauma, Shock, and Sepsis, Munich, Germany – 1997

Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, MCG – 1995

Outstanding Young Clinical Science Faculty Member, School of Medicine, MCG – 1993

Keynote Address, 60th Annual Induction Ceremony, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia – 1992

Merck Award (Graduated fourth in class of 180); Alpha Omega Alpha; Medical College of Georgia – 1982

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Georgia – 1978

Selected Publications

Howdieshell, T.R., Riegner, C., Gupta, V., Callaway, D., Grembowicz, K., Sathyanarayana, McNeil, P.M.:  Normoxic Wound fluid Contains High Levels of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor. Ann Surg 228(5):707-715, 1998.

Webb, W.L., Howdieshell, T.R., Pollock, J.S.:  VEGF Isoform Expression in Wound Granulation Tissue.  FASEB 14(4):A144, 2000.
Pollock, J.P., Webb, W., Callaway, D., Sathyanarayana, O’Brien, W., Howdieshell, T.R.:  NOS Isoform Expression in a Model of Granulation Tissue Formation.  Surgery 129:341-350, 2001.

Howdieshell, T.R., Callaway, D., Webb, W.L., Gaines, M.D., Procter, C.D., Sathyanarayana, Brock, T., Pollock, J.S., McNeil, P.L.:  Antibody Neutralization of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Inhibits Wound Fluid Formation and Angiogenesis. J Surg Res 96(2):173-182, 2001.
McGuire, P. G., Howdieshell, T. R.: The Importance of Engraftment in Flap Revascularization: Confirmation by Laser Speckle Perfusion Imaging. J Surg Res (E-pub ahead of print, doi 10.1016j.jss/2010.07.059; 2010).

Howdieshell, T.R., McGuire, L., Maestas, J., McGuire P.G.: Pattern Recognition Receptor Gene Expression in Ischemia-Induced Flap Revascularization. Surg 150:418-428, 2011.

Khan, B., Rangasamy, S., McGuire, P.G., Howdieshell, T.R.: The Role of Monocyte Subsets in Myocutaneous Revascularization. J Surg Res 2013,

Clark, R.M., Coffman, B., McGuire, P.G., Howdieshell, T.R.: Myocutaneous Revascularization Following Graded Ischemia in Lean and Obese Mice.  Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 9: 325-336, 2016.

Grant Support

CTSC 009-8, Howdieshell (Co-PI), 4/16-3/17
Clinical and Translational Science Center, Innovation/Commercialization Award
Pelvic Ring Emergency Stabilizer System (PRESS)
Role:  Clinician, Co-PI. (Collaboration with the Center for Biomedical Engineering)

CTSC 009-7, Howdieshell (PI), 2/16-3/17
Clinical and Translation Science Center, Innovation/Commercialization Award
Innovation in Feeding Tube Visualization
Role: Clinician, PI. (Collaboration with the Center for Biomedical Engineering)

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