Dr. 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.