Dr. Ted Tsung-Che Huang
Ted Tsung-Che Huang, M.D., 79, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016, at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble, Texas. Dr. Huang was born October 8, 1937, in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The family later immigrated to Japan where he finished high school.
In 1958, Dr. Huang arrived in the United States to study chemistry at The University of Houston before attending medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston from 1961-1965. He continued his postgraduate training at UTMB as a Resident; then Chief Resident in general surgery opting then to continue training in plastic surgery from 1966-1973 and spent seven years as an attending professor in the plastic surgery department.
His other professional and teaching experience included: Chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Columbia Mainland Medical Center Hospital in Texas City, Texas; Chief of the Department of Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston, Texas.
Between 1975-1995, Dr. Huang worked diligently in the management of gender dysphoric patients and was part of the pioneering Gender Dysphoria Treatment Committee formed under the auspices of UTMB. He treated more than 120 individuals with gender identification disorders, many of whom traveled hundreds of miles since Galveston was one of the only places in the nation where they could receive therapy and gender reassignment surgery.
In 1980, he opened his private practice, The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center of Galveston, on Market Street, where he spent the next twenty years providing his services to thousands of residents of Galveston County and patients from all over the world.
Since 1996, Dr. Huang has focused his work and study on revolutionizing the surgical reconstruction of pediatric burn injuries at Shriners Hospitals for Children and has trained physicians from all over the world in these techniques.
He was an elected member of the following scientific societies: American Medical Association; Texas Medical Association; Galveston County Medical Society; American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons; American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; American Burn Association; International Society of Burn Injuries; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Association of Republic of China; Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons; Japan Society of Burn Injuries; and served as President of the Texas Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeries and president of The Blocker-Lewis Society.
In 1998, he was named Physician of the Year for 1998 by the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. Dr. Huang authored and co-authored hundreds of papers: 63 medical manuscripts, 19 textbook chapters and innumerable poster and abstract presentations.
In recent years, Dr. Huang became an avid, self-taught bread maker who took pride in giving his many staff, patients and friends a fresh loaf of his bread.
Dr. Huang is preceded in death in 1994 by his first wife, Rebecca Magpayo Huang.
Survivors include wife, Johanna Tsai Huang of Galveston; daughter and son-in-law, Tanya Huang and Daniel Jasica and their children Adelaide, Evan and Jonathan of Lake Forest, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Leigh Huang and their sons Owen and Theodore of Southlake, Texas; and Keith Huang of Houston; sister, Meitai Huang of Clear Lake, and brother, Asei Huang of Yokohama, Japan.
Memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children - Galveston (2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607; shrinershospitalsforchildren.org), HandReach (49 Red Brook Road, East Falmouth, MA 02536; handreach.org) and FUNDACION MICHOU Y MAU., I.A.P. (fundacionmichouymau.org).
Guests are invited to share in a Visitation from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., with a 2:00 p.m.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service on September 9, 2016
at Carnes Funeral Home – Texas City 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas 77591.