UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Shireman, Paula K.

School of Medicine
Surgery
(210) 562-4135
shireman@uthscsa.edu

I am an academic vascular surgeon and clinical/translational science researcher, serving as the Vice Dean for Team Science for the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. I am a tenured Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Microbiology & Immunology 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. I have initiated a centralized clinical trials office for the University of Texas System, Clinical Trials Xpress, which utilizes a centralized IRB, master clinical trial agreements and single, centrally-negotiated clinical trial budget and shared Medicare coverage analysis to improve efficiency and decrease the regulatory burden of clinical trials. I have extensive experience in team building, research and administration. I was asked to present on two panels for the Institute of Medicine regarding sharing clinical trial data. I incorporated Lean Six Sigma methods into research administration and we have streamlined processes and increased efficiency. Vice Dean duties have included being 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. I am creating new, transdisciplinary research, clinical and educational initiatives across the schools at UTHSCSA and with UT System institutions.

1. Strategies for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data, Institute of Medicine Workshop, Shireman presentation in SESSION 2: Strategies and Practical Approaches for Incentivizing Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data: Perspectives of Investigators and Leaders of Academic Medical Centers, http://iom.nationalacademies.org/Activities/Research/SharingClinicalTrialData/2014-MAY-05/Videos/Session%202/11-Shireman-Video.aspx, May 5, 2014

2. Strategies for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data, Institute of Medicine Workshop, May 5, 2014, Shireman presentation in SESSION 3: Strategies and Practical Approaches for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data: Governance and Infrastructure, http://iom.nationalacademies.org/Activities/Research/SharingClinicalTrialData/2014-MAY-05/Videos/Session%203/23-Shireman-Video.aspx

6/2016 - Present Scientific Advisor Clinical Trials Xpress, University of Texas System, University of Texas System
10/2015 - Present Vice Dean for Team Science School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
9/2015 - Present Professor with Tenure (secondary appointment) Department of Microbiology & Immunology, 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