Incoming professors swell UMMC’s faculty ranksPublished on Thursday, October 16, 2014 Published on October 16, 2014 The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty: Columbia vascular surgeon joins surgery faculty Dr. Gregory A. Stanley, an assistant professor of vascular and endovascular surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of surgery.After receiving a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2003, Stanley earned his M.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine in 2007. He completed general surgery residency training from 2007-11 in the Early Specialization Program in Vascular Surgery, followed by a vascular surgery fellowship from 2011-13 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He joined Columbia University in 2013.An active member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American College of Surgeons, Stanley is a reviewer for the Journal of Endovascular Therapy. He has given 19 invited presentations throughout the country and in the Bahamas, and is the author or coauthor of seven articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and three book chapters.His clinical and research interests include aortic dissection, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, and peripheral vascular disease. Neurosurgery faculty welcome former resident Dr. Jason Edward Tullis, a former neurosurgery resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of neurosurgery.After receiving the B.A. in English from Santa Clara University, California, in 1993, Tullis earned the M.D. at the Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, in 2000. He had an internship from 2000-01 and residency training in neurosurgery from 2001-06 at UMMC.Tullis entered private practice in 2006 with Neurosurgery Arkansas, Little Rock. Five years later, he joined OrthoArkansas, P.A., Little Rock, for whom he has worked for three-and-a-half years.An active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Tullis has authored or coauthored four articles in peer-reviewed professional publications. UT-Houston fellow joins anesthesiology faculty Dr. Henrique Ferreira Vale, a cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiology fellow at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of anesthesiology.After earning the M.D. at Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, in 2006, Vale served as an intensive care physician at Rio Mar Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, from 2006-07, as an emergency room physician at Andarai Federal Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, from 2007-09 and as an intensive care physician at Ronaldo Gazolla County Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, in 2009. He then had a transitional year internship from 2009-10 at MetroWest Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program, Framingham, Massachusetts, and residency training in anesthesiology from 2010-13 and a cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiology fellowship from 2013-14 at UT Medical School, Houston.The coauthor of seven poster presentations, one article in a peer-reviewed professional publication and one textbook chapter, Vale has given two presentations at professional meetings in Houston.