Stephen T. Hougen, MD, FACS

Scott & 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

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

  • Scott & White Appointment
    July 15, 2013


    Specialty Training
  • General Surgery Residency, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Vascular 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, MA
  • Outstanding Instructor Award, presented by the medical school class, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston
  • Texas 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.

  • Professional Memberships
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Society
  • Michael E. DeBakey International Surgery Society
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity

  • Languages Spoken


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    Llano, TX 78643
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    Marble Falls, TX 78654