Betzaira Childers

Betzaira Childers

Resident in General Surgery


Medical Degree, University of Texas, San Antonio 2016

Bachelor's Degree, University of Texas at Austin 2010 (Biology)


Peer Reviewed Publications

Babicky, Michele L; Harper, Megan M; Chakedis, Jeffery; Cazes, Alex; Mose, Evangeline S; Jaquish, Dawn V; French, Randall P; Childers, Betzaira; Alakus, Hakan; Schmid, Michael C; Foubert, Phillippe; Miyamoto, Jaclyn; Holman, Patrick J; Walterscheid, Zakkary J; Tang, Chih-Min; Varki, Nissi; Sicklick, Jason K; Messer, Karen; Varner, Judith A; Waltz, Susan E; Lowy, Andrew M (2019. ) MST1R kinase accelerates pancreatic cancer progression via effects on both epithelial cells and macrophages.Oncogene, , 38 (28 ) ,5599-5611


Poster Presentations

Childers BG, Seifi A (2014. ) Diseases and disorders of the eye: incidence and demographics in United States from 1997 to 2012 .merican Medical Association Research Symposium, Dallas, TX. .

Childers BG (09-06-2019. ) Mst1r inhibition with LY2801653 increases survival in mice bearing aggressive pancreatic adenocarcinoma organoid model .American Association for Cancer Research: Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Science and Clinical Care, Boston, MA. .

Paper Presentations

Lenhan B, Childers BG, Savu MK, et al (2015. ) Medical student mid-rotation self-assessment disparities .Southwestern Surgical Congress, Coronado, CA.

Dhar VK, Wima K, Winer LK, Lee TC, Morris MC, Childers BG, Shah SA, Patel SH, Ahmad SA (03-2018. ) Is adjuvant therapy needed for surgically resected ampullary tumors? .Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium, Chicago IL.

Honors and Awards

2006 -2010 Full track and field scholarship recipient, University of Texas at Austin

2013 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, MSI Merit Award

2016 Pruitt Award for Outstanding Surgery Research Project

2016 Virginia H. Johnson MD Memorial Scholarship

2019 Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award, American Association for Cancer Research

Post Graduate Training and Education

07-2018-To Present Research Fellowship, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati,

Professional Affiliation

Member, Association of Women Surgeons

Resident Member, American College of Surgeons

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267-0558
Phone: 513-558-4206