Dr. Dixon Santana

Dixon Santana
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Dr. Dixon Santana's Biography

Type Of Business:
Medical University
Expertise:
Dr. Santana's expertise is in vascular surgery.
Major Product/SVS:
Health Care Education
Hobbies/Sports:
ATVing, Sports, Spending Time with his Family
Education Degrees:
Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City (1996); Residency, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1995); MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1990); Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine, University of Puerto Rico (1988)
Affiliations Awards:
Fellow, American College of Surgeons; American College of Physicians; League of United Latin American Citizens; Society for Vascular Ultrasound
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The most gratifying aspect of his career is his ability to utilize his drive to continue to provide optimal care to patients regardless of their economic, ethnic or social background.
Charity:
Youth Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock Association of Symphony Orchestras; Lubbock Arsenal Futbol Club
Number Of Years In Profession:
14
Number Of Years In Current Position:
25
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
He attributes his success to the support he received from his educators and colleagues, his love and dedication for health care and medical education, and his ability to plan, organize and implement educational programs for undergraduate and graduate training.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
He became involved in his profession through his childhood attentiveness to animals which inspired him to associate himself with the health care field.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Coordinating and Teaching Physicians in Training, Attending Physicians of the Surgery Training Program, Proctoring Senior Faculty Members in New Vascular and Endovascular Technologies, Performing Long-Range Planning for the Department and Residency, Assisting in Overall Planning and Implementation of Detailed Curriculum with the Department Chair and Program Director, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Rotations with Regards to Interns' and Residents' Needs and Program Curriculum Goals, Organizing and Implementing Curriculum as Assigned, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Curriculum, Overseeing Patient Care Functions, Conducting Research, Performing Scholarly Activities
Education Certifications:
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery; Diplomate, International College of Surgeons; Board Certified in General Surgery; Board Certified in Vascular Surgery
Awards/Honors:
Excellence in Profession Award, League of United Latin American Citizens (2006)
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Dr. Santana hopes to evolve the position of program director for a surgical training program.
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