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G. Thomas Shires, III, MD, FACS

G. Thomas Shires III, MD, FACSDr. Tom Shires is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and sits on their Board of Governors. He specializes in hepatic, pancreatic and biliary surgery. He has followed in the footsteps of his surgeon father, who was a leading researcher and pioneer in the areas of trauma and burn care. Dr. Shires currently serves as the John P. Thompson Chair for Surgical Services at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and on the hospital’s Board of Trustees. He also sits on numerous committees, including Texas Health Dallas’ Medical Executive Committee and Surgical Services Committee.

Dr. Shires graduated with honors from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., and completed his general surgery residency training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. He was the Harvey Cushing Research Fellow at Cornell University Medical College – New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Daniel Elkin Clinical Fellow at Emory.

He has decades of experience in the use of advanced and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He previously served as Chief of Surgery at Zale-Lipshy University Hospital in Dallas and as Chairman of the GI and Endocrine Division at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, also in Dallas. Dr. Shires is an avid lecturer, author, medical editor and medical reviewer. Dr. Shires’ special interest in surgical education shows through in his role as the residency program director for surgery residents at Texas Health Dallas.

Dr. Shires is an active member of such organizations as the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association, The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Surgical Infection Society and Association for Academic Surgery.

Specialties:

Hepatic Biliary Surgery


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