UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Shireman, Paula K.

School of Medicine
(210) 562-5655

I am an academic vascular surgeon and clinical/translational science researcher, serving as the Vice Dean for Research for the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where I am a tenured Professor in the Department of Surgery and hold the Dielmann Chair in Surgery endowment. In my clinical role, I perform open and endovascular procedures as well as train residents and medical students. I am the principal investigator for grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Administration. My research is primarily in macrophage biology, angiogenesis, stem cells, tissue regeneration and microRNAs. Our translational research incorporates medical, graduate and postdoctoral student training. I collaborate with investigators at the San Antonio Military Health System to determine the long-term outcomes of Service Members with extremity vascular injuries to improve battlefield treatments and transitions of care between the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration. I am co-Principal Investigator on our NIH Clinical Translational Science Award responsible for strategic partnership with our CTSA affiliated institutions, biostatistics, study design and biomedical informatics cores, and evaluation of all CTSA programs. In my role as Vice Dean, I am responsible for 5 research centers/institutes, research faculty recruitments/retentions, integrating research and educational activities along the South Texas Border in conjunction with the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen and Edinburg during their transition to becoming an independent medical school, as well as promoting research activities for the School of Medicine and our partner institutions.

2/2012 - Present Vice Dean for Research School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
9/2010 - Present Professor with Tenure Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
2/2004 - Present Faculty Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
10/1999 - Present Staff Physician University Hospital, San Antonio, TX
10/1999 - Present Staff Physician Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, TX