Our Residency Program

Dr. Goodgame
Program Director
Dr. Goodgame, M.D.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at UTMB is one of the most unique and diverse programs in the country. Our house staff train at a top-notch academic center, in the midst of clinical, educational and research activity that are current with the latest trends in medicine and technology.

UTMB offers sound and flexible clinical training for physicians planning any desired pathway - whether it is an academically-oriented career, a medical subspecialty fellowship, a hospitalist career, or general primary care.

We are also home to several combined specialty training programs, in General Preventive Medicine offering a concentration in Global Health, and Aerospace Medicine in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - the only such program in the United States.

Our house staff get the best of both worlds - the opportunity to train at a prominent academic institution as well as the chance to enjoy 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, incredible art galleries, and fabulous entertainment and activities in the city of Galveston. Ultimately, it is UTMB's diverse patient population, engaging faculty, unique combined programs, and a family-friendly atmosphere that make this program an ideal location to train. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

What's Happening Now?

  • 2014 graduates had a record research and scholarly activity presenting/co-authoring 132 abstracts and presentations at international, national, or regional meetings. Also, they published 24 manuscripts in high impact journals and 1 book chapter over the past 3 years. Would you like to know more?
  • We are currently in the midst of the largest building program in the history of the entire "University of Texas system" with a multi-billion dollar program touching on all aspects of education, clinical and research innovation and infrastructure.
  • New 500 million dollar hospital construction currently underway in addition to the existing John Sealy hospital renovations. This will compliment the outstanding physical facilities that have long made UTMB a leader in Texas medical care. Would you like to know more?
  • New program initiatives take clinical decision-making and patient centered care back to the bedside. The Bedside Medicine Bundle Initiative incorporates multiple educational and cultural initiatives which substitute the patient and his/her room for the hallway, classroom, office or computer screen. Some of the parts of the bundle are bedside rounds, commit-to-sit, iPads, evidence-based physical exam, point of care ultrasound, and ultrasound guided bedside procedures. Would you like to know more?
  • $25,000 Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 16) initiative. Would you like to know more?
  • Newly renovated, state of the art primary care clinics in both Victory Lakes and Galveston locations.
  • High yield 30 minute clinic conference based on Yale Curriculum.
  • 97% fellowship placement rate in the last 2 years!
  • In coordination with our critical care fellowship, all residents are now trained in our procedure simulation lab, improving competency in central line placement, lumbar punctures, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and diagnostic ultrasound. Would you like to know more?
  • Since the launch of our bedside ultrasound initiative in 2013- all inpatient team rounds include extensive training in bedside ultrasound techniques. Would you like to know more?
  • UTMB provides the perfect opportunity for "one stop, one shop, training paradise." This is evident in clinical opportunities available at John Sealy Hospital, Texas Department of Criminal Justice hospital, and the Primary Care Pavilion.
  • Indigent care, private insurance patients, prisoner health, telemedicine, level 1 trauma emergency care is all available at the main UTMB campus.
  • With the dramatic increase in patient draw from the mainland, UTMB has transformed itself into a comprehensive training institute and a leader in clinical excellence.
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UTMB Internal Medicine Congratulates Our Residents in the 2013-2014 Fellowship Match

We're proud to announce a 100% fellowship match rate this year, made possible by the outstanding scholarship displayed by our residents:

  1. Marwan Abu Minshar - NephrologyWayne State, MI
  2. Ahmed Almomani - CardiologyUniversity of Arkansas, AR
  3. Lamin Bangura - CardiologyHoward University, Washington, D.C.
  4. Christel Cuevas - CardiologyUniversity of Oklahoma, OK
  5. Kevin Dischert - Pulmonary, Critical CareLouisiana State University, LA
  6. Marita Fisher - EndocrinologyUniversity of Wisconsin, WI
  7. Ashwin Gowda - Pulmonary, Critical CareStony Brook University, NY
  8. Van Hoang - Pulmonary, Critical CareBaylor College of Medicine, TX
  9. Syed Hussain - NephrologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch, TX
  10. Adnan Khan - CardiologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch, TX
  11. Anas Khanfar - OncologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch, TX
  12. Sangeeta Mutnuri - NephrologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch, TX
  13. Sri Obulareddy - OncologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch, TX
  14. Trisha Parekh - Pulmonary, Critical CareUniversity of Alabama, AL
  15. Roozbeh Sharif - Pulmonary, Critical CareDuke University, NC
  16. Ray Zuo - RheumatologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, TX
  17. Bashar Hmoud - GastroenterologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch, TX
  18. Jennifer McCracken - Allergy and ImmunologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch, TX
  19. Marisol Albuerne - Infectious DiseasesUniversity of Texas Medical Branch, TX
  20. Diana Khan - NephrologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch, TX
  21. Abdel Al Emam - CardiologyUniversity of Nebraska Omaha, NE


UTMB Internal Medicine 2014 Residency Match

A warm welcome to our incoming intern class! We look forward to working with this exceptional class of young physicians over the next 3 years.

    Categorical Internal Medicine
  1. Emily AaronUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  2. Michael AternoTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  3. Nabiha AzizTexas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
  4. Nooreen BaigUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  5. Marshall BaileyMeharry Medical College
  6. Nithin BhagwandassThe Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  7. Prathyusha ChitrapuTexas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
  8. Yun CoronadoUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
  9. Marilyn GalindoUniversity of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
  10. Thomas Ryan GullattLouisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
  11. Mohammed Faiz KhanTexas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
  12. Zhenhao LiuUniversity of Texas Medical School at Houston
  13. Matthew MaslonkaUniversity of Nebraska College of Medicine
  14. Sapna PatelTexas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  15. Vincent PetrosLake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  16. Candice PuigTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  17. Sidra QureshiTexas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
  18. Jennifer RivasUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  19. Muhummad SalimArizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  20. Jonathan SlovikUniversity of New Mexico School of Medicine
  21. Aishah SuleimanUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  22. Albert WuThe University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
  23. Wasiq Zaidi University of Arizona College of Medicine
  24. Ashkan ZandUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

    Combined Internal Medicine/Aerospace Medicine
  1. James PavelaEastern Virginia Medical School
  2. Rahul SureshMayo Medical School

    Preliminary
  1. Mathieu BakhoumUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  2. Adam BeardsleyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  3. Phillip HendleyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  4. Ayesha JainUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  5. Sejong LeeUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  6. Trisha PatelUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  7. Jaipreet SuriUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  8. Gregory TaroyanUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  9. William TausandUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  10. Niloofar YariUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

    Neurology
  1. Sara DehbashiShiraz University of Medical Sciences
  2. Hunaid HasanMahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College
  3. Prashant RaiN.K.P Salve Institute of Medical Sciences