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East Texas surgeon inducted into Texas Surgical Society

young - award picDr. David Young, surgeon with East Texas Vascular Associates in Tyler, was inducted as a new fellow into the Texas Surgical Society during their fall meeting in Houston in September.

Dr. Young was also given the James E. Thompson Award for best paper by a new member. He presented a scientific report titled, "Reptile Envenomation: Background, Anatomy and Management." By tradition, new members are asked to make a scientific presentation to the society relevant to the practice of surgery. The presentation included a review of the ETMC Tyler snakebite registry from 2007-2012, which included 180 snakebites. The presentation covered snake paleontology, anatomy, venom composition, physiologic effects and the 15 venomous snakes found in Texas.

Dr. Young earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Baylor University, his doctor of medicine from Texas A&M University Health Science Center and completed his residency at Georgia Baptist Medical Center. He serves as the chair of the department of general surgery at ETMC Tyler.