Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship

Victor Sierpina, MD


Thank you for your interest in the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship!

We believe that Integrative Medicine and Behavioral Medicine pair synergistically in fostering wellness and delivering a patient-centered integrative approach to care. The overarching goal of our fellowship is to produce physicians who are knowledgeable of the bio-psycho-social dynamics that affect wellness, have skills to elucidate patient's values, desires, and health goals, and are equipped to approach patient care from a holistic and patient-centered perspective. They will learn to utilize integrative and behavioral modalities to serve as healers and advisers to patients and to become leaders in their community and within the medical profession.

We are not currently accepting applications.  Check back at a later date.

Program Highlights

  • 13-block (1 year) curriculum
  • Develop personalized plan of study
  • Varied learning opportunities, including didactics, readings, online modules, one-on-one sessions with faculty, teaching residents and students
  • Funded travel to outside conferences, CME, and academic meetings
  • Practice in one of three ambulatory clinics offering patients a full array of services
  • Integrated medical care teams, including faculty, fellows, residents, advanced practice clinicians, and nurses
  • Integrated EpicCare™ EMR
  • Classification as PGY-4 (see UTMB GME for salary and benefits including free medical coverage for fellow and family)

The UTMB Health System also includes Jennie Sealy Hospital, opened in April 2016, as well as John Sealy Hospital, John Sealy Annex, Children's Hospital, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital, and the Shriner's Hospital for Children. The University of Texas Medical Branch is a member of the 49-institution Texas Medical Center.

Our Most Recent Fellow Graduate

Sagar Kamprath, mdSagar Kamprath, MD was the 2019-2020 Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellow. Dr. Kamprath earned a Bachelor's of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in Reading, Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He completed a residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program. 

Dr. Kamprath also completed an osteoporosis research fellowship under the supervision of Susan L. Greenspan, MD, Professor and Director of the Prevention and Treatment Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  After completing his fellowship, Dr. Kamprath was offered, and accepted, a faculty position with the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Kamprath is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Mentoring Team

Our program has several faculty with areas of expertise related to Integrative Medicine including, but not limited to, women's health, integrative oncology, bio-behavioral medicine, geriatrics, nutrition, botanicals, and acupuncture.

We also have behavioral medicine faculty and clinical staff with specialized skills in applying the principles and practice of behavioral medicine in the primary care setting.

Kyu Jana, MD
Victor Sierpina, MD
Samuel Mathis, MD
Kyu Jana, MD
Fellowship Associate Director
Victor Sierpina, MD
Fellowship Director
Samuel Mathis, MD
Assistant Professor and 2017-2018 IBM Fellow


Eligible candidates will have:

  • Completed a primary care residency training program
  • Have a full unrestricted medical license to practice in Texas
  • Be certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine OR
  • Anticipate earning certification by the completion of the fellowship
  • Demonstrate a long-term interest in the study and practice of both Integrative Medicine and Behavioral Medicine through prior training, practice, and clinically relevant experiences

How to Apply

Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a personal statement describing the applicant's interest in integrative and behavioral medicine, goals, and projected practice type.

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We are not currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 year.  If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to  Thanks!


Department of Family Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1123

Victor Sierpina, MD

Victor Sierpina, MD
Director, Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship

(409) 772-3126

Shannon Samuelson

Shannon Samuelson
Fellowship Coordinator

(409) 772-3120