Four physicians join UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Four physicians have joined The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

The physicians and their specialties are: William J. Hyman, MD, oncology; Ryan Menard, MD, family medicine; Andrew M. Saw, MD, neurology; and Monte K. Smith, DO, internal medicine.

Dr. Hyman, an assistant professor of medicine, is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. He has been a cancer specialist in Tyler since 1990.

He completed a fellowship in medical oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Hyman served his residency in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, graduating with honors.

Dr. Hyman is especially interested in lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, and lymphoma, as well as hospice and palliative care.

Dr. Menard, an assistant professor of medicine, is board certified in family medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at UTHSCT, where he was chief resident.

In 2008, he aided physicians at local Tyler shelters for Hurricane Ike evacuees. Dr. Menard received his medical degree from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

Dr. Saw, an assistant professor of medicine, is board certified in neurology; electrodiagnostic medicine, the study of diseases of the nerves and muscles; and clinical neurophysiology.

In addition, Dr. Saw is certified in neuroimaging – employing various techniques to directly or indirectly take a picture of the brain and nervous system’s structure and function – and neurosonology – using ultrasound techniques to study both the healthy and the diseased nervous system.

He completed a fellowship in neuromuscular disease and electrodiagnostic medicine at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, which is affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Electrodiagnostic medicine is the study of nerve and muscle electrical activity. It helps physicians diagnose simple and complex neuromuscular diseases such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, neck and back pain, limb weakness, and various forms of pinched nerves.

Dr. Saw served his neurology residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. He has a medical degree from the Institute of Medicine in Rangoon, Burma.

Dr. Smith, an assistant professor of medicine, is board certified in internal medicine and has been practicing medicine for 18 years. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, which has been named one of the nation’s top 50 medical schools for primary care.

His special interests include disease prevention and patient education.

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