Dr. Courtney El-Zokm | Surgeon Credentials

EDUCATION

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
2002 -2006        Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
BS, Microbiology
GRADUATE EDUCATION
2006-2010       McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

2010-2015       University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Department of General Surgery, Houston, TX
Residency
2015-2018        University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Houston, TX
Fellowship
LICENSURE: Texas Medical Board License # R3317

CERTIFICATION

Basic Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Robotic Surgery Certification
American Board of Surgery – Eligible for Oral Examination, Passed Written

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Local
Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons
Regional
Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
National
American Society of Plastic Surgeons

HONORS AND AWARDS

Residency Honors
2017   Best Presentation Award:  American Society of Plastic Surgeons Residents Session
2016   Best Poster Presentation Award: Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
2014   Black Jacket – >90% percentile on In-Service Exam
Medical School Honors:
2007   Gross Anatomy Honors
2007   Developmental Anatomy Honors
2008   Immunology Honors
2009   Anatomy Honors
College Honors
2002-2005  Dean’s List
2002-2006  Gulf Coast Memorial Scholarship
2002           Distinguished Student
2003           National Dean’s List
2004           International Honor Society

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Houston, M.D. Anderson
June 2013–June 2014
PI: Dr. Jesse Selber
Rotating Research Resident
Project: Investigated the resident ranking system to correlate with fellow performance at the end of an academic year at M.D. Anderson.
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Houston, McGovern Medical School
May 2007–August 2007
PI: Dr. Allison Scott
Research Fellow
Project: Performed clinical research for different treatments of Blount’s Disease at the Shriners hospitals.
Department of Microbiology, College Station, Texas A&M University
May 2003–August 2005
PI: Dr.C.O. Patterson
Research Student
Project:  Researched the silica produced by diatoms to further understand valves produced in outer membranes of algae species

PREVIOUS CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

International Mission
October 2017: Austin Smiles Cleft Mission Trip (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
July 2004:  Medical Aid – International Service Learning Trip (Nicaragua and Costa Rica)
National Mission
July 2005 : Teacher/Habitat for Humanity (St. Louis, Missouri)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACTIVITIES

Residency
2013-2015  Educational Advisory Committee Member – General Surgery
2014           House Senate Member for General Surgery
Medical School
2010          Department of Anatomy – Teacher Assistant
2009          Department of Microbiology – Teacher Assistant

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Abstracts
·      Fonseca A, El-Zokm C, Greives MR, Roy S. The Rare Case of a Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of the Superficial Temporal Artery. The Society of Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children, Toronto, Canada. December 2017
·      Canzoneri, C.N., Stewart, C.M., Smith, B.D., El-Zokm, C.J., George, T.C., Huzar, T.F., Greives, M.R., & Freet, D.J. (November, 2017). The Cross-Leg Flap: A Salvage Option for Distal Leg and Foot Burn Injuries when Free Flaps Fail. Oral Presentation presented at: Southern Region Burn Conference; Miami, FL. November 2017
·      El-Zokm C, Teichgraeber JF, Greives MR. The impact of socioeconomic factors in the delivery of care for patients with cleft lip and palate: Timing of alveolar bone graft surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Orlando, TX. October 2017
·      El-Zokm C, Teichgraeber JF, Greives MR. The impact of socioeconomic factors in the delivery of care for patients with cleft lip and palate: Timing of alveolar bone graft surgery. Texas Society of Plastic Surgery Meeting, Fort Worth, TX. September 2017
·      Stewart C, Smith B, El-Zokm C, Grieves MR, Freet DJ. Cross Leg Flap: A Single Institutions Experience. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, San Antonio, TX. September 2016
·      Selber JC, Tong W, El-Zokm C, Liu J, Ibrahim I, Butler C. Trainee Candidate Ranking Criteria Correlated with Fellow Performance: A Controlled, Matched Cohort Evaluation. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Orlando, Fl. April 2014
·      Selber JC, Tong W, El-Zokm C, Liu J, Ibrahim I, Butler C. Trainee Candidate Ranking Criteria Correlated with Fellow Performance: A Controlled, Matched Cohort Evaluation. UT Health Department of General Surgery Resident Research Day, Houston, TX. June 2014
·      El-Zokm C, Lesslie D, Andrassy R. The creation of a Ridge on Inlay Biologic Mesh for Ventral Hernia Repairs. UT Health Department of General Surgery Resident Research Day, Houston, TX. June 2013
·      El-Zokm C, Scott A. Correction of Angular Deformity in Blount Disease: Staples vs 8-Plates. McGovern Medical School Research Symposium, Houston, TX. August 2007

Presentations

·      El-Zokm C. Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures.  Facial Trauma Grand Rounds.  Memorial Hermann Hospital TMC.  Houston, TX. June 2016
·      El-Zokm C. Replantation.  Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds.  St. Joseph Hospital.  Houston, TX. December 2015
·      El-Zokm C. Robotic Surgery: Is there a use in Plastic Surgery? Department of General Surgery Grand Rounds. University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. Houston, TX. April 2015
·      El-Zokm C. Blount Disease.  Department of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds. University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. Houston, TX. August 2007

Publications

·      Stewart C, Smith B, El-Zokm C, Grieves MR, Freet DJ. Cross Leg Flap: A Single Institutions Experience. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2017
·      Selber JC, Tong W, El-Zokm C, Liu J, Ibrahim I, Butler C. Trainee Candidate Ranking Criteria Correlated with Fellow Performance: A Controlled, Matched Cohort Evaluation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery J. 2014. Volume 133. Abstract Supplement.
·      El-Zokm C, Scott A. Correction of Angular Deformity in Blount Disease: Staples vs 8-Plates. Student Abstracts, Volume XXII, Summer 2007 The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston Research Program.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Spending time with my wife, daughters, and family.
Playing Golf, Hunting, and Fishing.
Sporting Events, Football, and Soccer.