Welcome Dr. Sunil Sahai

Dec 4, 2019, 17:45 PM by Dr. Rex M. McCallum MD, FACP, FACR
Rex McCallum, MD, FACP, FACR UTMB Health Rex M. McCallum, MD, FACP, FACR
Chair, ad interim, Department of Internal Medicine
Edward Randall and Edward Randall, Jr.
Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine
Vice President, Chief Physician Executive
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Medicine/Rheumatology

A Message from the Chair, ad interim, of the Department of Internal Medicine

Dr. Sunil SahaiPlease help me in welcoming Dr. Sunil Sahai as the new Division Director of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Sahai will be joining us from UT MD Anderson Cancer Center where he has spent the past 15 years and currently serves as Section Chief of Consultative Medicine and Co-Director of the PeriOperative Evaluation and Management Center.

This will be a homecoming for Dr. Sahai. He is a UTMB SOM graduate and served as President of the School of Medicine class of 1997. Since his graduation from UTMB, he completed a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston.

During his time at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, he has served in numerous academic and clinical leadership roles throughout the institution. Dr. Sahai is an internationally recognized and respected authority on Perioperative Medicine and is on the Board of the Society of Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement. He is also active in both the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

I would like to thank the search committee members for their time and effort conducting this search, and special thanks to the departed Dr. Matthew Mrazek for serving as the Interim Division Chief for the past year.

Dr. Sahai’s first day will be February 3rd,2020.

 

Rex McCallum, MD, FACP, FACR
Chair, ad interim, Department of Internal Medicine
Edward Randall and Edward Randall, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine
Vice President, Chief Physician Executive
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Medicine/Rheumatology