CTVS is proud to announce that Dr. Stephen J. Dewan has been honored as this year’s Travis County Medical Society Physician of the Year for 2023.
The Travis County Medical Society (TCMS) is a professional society of more than 4,000 physician members in and around Austin who are dedicated to causes affecting the local medical community.
Dr. Dewan is a longtime member of TCMS and a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon. He has been with CTVS since 1988 and specializes in valve repair and replacement, minimally invasive techniques, adult congenital heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmia surgery.
“I am fortunate enough to love my job,” says Dr. Dewan. “Not many people can say that. It’s not a burden, but a joy.”
Dr. Dewan’s inspiration to become a doctor stems from his two older brothers who studied pre-med in college, and so he was keen to follow suit at the University of Notre Dame.
He then attended Baylor College of Medicine, followed by his surgical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Additionally Dr. Dewan completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Dewan arrived in Austin to help start the Children’s Hospital of Austin where he was instrumental in founding the congenital pediatric heart program. He expanded his care to treating adult cardiac patients also and later joined CTVS, which is now in its 65th year of practice.
Dr. Dewan has an extensive resume of awards and accolades from his several decades in the medical field, but this one, he says, is particularly special from the local Austin community.
“I am so humbled and honored, one of the most special honors in one’s life is to be recognized by your peers.”
Read more about Dr. Dewan’s many achievements and his love affair with medicine in this feature article about him in the December issue of the TCMS Journal.
Congratulations, Dr. Dewan, on this special recognition!