Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship

Application acceptance for the 2024-2025 Academic Year is now closed.
We will be accepting 1 Fellow for the 2025-2026 Academic Year, check back for application process in the fall of 2024.

Samuel Mathis, 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.

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.

We welcome the 2023-2024 Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellow,
Hasan Yasin, MD



Past Fellow Becomes Faculty

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 and is currently an Assistant Professor and Associate Fellowship Director.

Samuel Mathis, MD
Samuel Mathis, MD
Fellowship Director,
Assistant Professor
and 2017-2018 IBM Fellow

Leadership and 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

Kyu K. Jana, MD
Associate Professor,
Associate Fellowship Director

Juliet McKee, MD

Juliet McKee, MD
Fellowship Mentor

Sagar Kamprath, MD
Sagar Kamprath, MD
Assistant Professor
Fellowship Mentor
and 2019-2020 IBM Fellow
Victor Sierpina, MD

Victor Sierpina, MD
Fellowship Mentor


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 UTMB Health formatted curriculum vitae and a personal statement describing the applicant's interest in integrative and behavioral medicine, goals, and projected practice type.


If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to Christopher Pleasant at  Thanks!


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

Samuel Mathis, mD

Samuel Mathis, MD
Director, Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship

(409) 747-8593

Christopher Pleasant

Christopher Pleasant
Coordinator, Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship

(409) 772-3120