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John Uecker, M.D., FACS

Education

M.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Residency/Fellowship

Internship and Residency
Methodist Hospital of Dallas

About

John M. Uecker is an associate professor and program director of the general surgery residency training program at Dell Medical School. He has been educating medical students and residents in Austin since 2003. During that time he has implemented and developed many innovative teaching modalities into the training curriculum.

Uecker graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch in 1993 and then completed his general surgery training at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas. After completing his general surgery residency, he served in the Navy as the ship surgeon on the USS Enterprise. His ship was in the northern Arabian Sea on Sept. 11, 2001, and he supported Operation Enduring Freedom at that time. After returning to the States, he was deployed to Iraq with the First Marine Division at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as a combat surgeon on the front lines.

Uecker has now been at University Medical Center Brackenridge for more than 12 years. He developed and currently directs the surgical oncology clinic, and he is an active member of the Ascension Seton Oncology Executive Committee. Uecker has implemented innovative technology into his practice of cancer patients such as laparoscopic ultrasound guided microwave ablation of liver tumors. In addition to his surgical oncology practice, he enjoys advanced laparoscopic surgery such as treating patients with hiatal hernias, gastroesophageal reflux disease, adrenal tumors, gallstones and a variety of abdominal wall hernias.

Uecker recognizes the need to spend quality time outside of the hospital and enjoys having fun with his wife of more than 22 years and their two children. He enjoys multiple outdoor activities including wakeboarding, surfing, running, biking and swimming.