Stephen T. Hougen, MD, FACSSurgeonScott & White Healthcare
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
Patient Care Emphasis
Abdominal Laparoscopic Surgery, Appendectomy, Biliary Tract (Gall Bladder), Breast Surgery, Colon Surgery, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
Scott & White Appointment
July 15, 2013
General Surgery Residency, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MAVascular Surgery Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Publications and Research
"Dynamics of Fluid Filled Catheter Systems (Swan-Ganz Catheters) by Pulse Testing". Industrial & Engineering Fundamentals: 25, 462, 1986. A journal of the American Chemical Society: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry. Hougen, et al."Government Healthcare Programs in Crisis". Modern Healthcare, February 21, 2005. Hougen, S.T."Pit Viper Envenomation in Pregnancy: A Case Report and Literature Review". The Journal of Emergency Medicine: Vol. 30, No2, pp 167-169, April 2006. CG Chang, CR Jaynes,MC Fernandez, ST Hougen."Coping with the Cost of Healthcare". Doc Talk Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 7, pp 26-31, November 2006."The Canary in the Coal Mine: A Reflection on the Health of America's Hospitals". Doc Talk Magazine, Vol 5, Issue 9, pp 16-17, January 2007."Growing Shortage of Neurosurgeons puts Lifesaving Trauma Care at Risk". Victoria Advocate, Viewpoints, Guest Column, page B-8, Sunday February 25, 2007."Victoria Healthcare Challenge". A presentation by Dr. Hougen to the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, February 14, 2007."Victoria Healthcare is reaching a tipping point", Victoria Advocate, Sunday, front page, 2/25/2007."Let's Consider a Two-Tiered Healthcare System." Modern Healthcare, August 27, 2009."Universal Healthcare-Yes! Universal Health Insurance-No!" Healthcare Finance News. July 13, 2009.Hougen, S.T.: "Let's Consider a Two-Tiered Healthcare System." Victoria Advocate, Section H-3, Perspectives, September 27,2009.Auto-Pedestrian Trauma. Trauma and Critical Care Presentation, May 23, 2005"Heat Stroke." Golden Crescent Trauma Conference, August 2010, Victoria, Texas"Beat the Heat." Citizens Medical Center Healthwise Presentation on Heat Stroke, July 10, 2012.
Awards and Honors
Chairman's Award for Outstanding Surgical Resident, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MAOutstanding Instructor Award, presented by the medical school class, Tufts New England Medical Center, BostonTexas Outstanding Trauma Program Award, Texas State Department of Health Services to Citizens Medical Center, 2012
where Dr. Hougen served as the Trauma Medical Director from 2002 to 2013.Selected as a Top Surgeon: Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America, Washington, D.C., February 2008.
Texas Medical AssociationAmerican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Society
Michael E. DeBakey International Surgery SocietyFellow, American College of SurgeonsInternational Federation for the Surgery of Obesity