Our Program

Program Director
Dr. Lindsay Sonstein
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at UTMB is one of the most unique and diverse programs in the country. Our housestaff train at a top-notch academic center, in the midst of clinical, educational, and research activity that is 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, including General Preventive Medicine offering a concentration in Global Health as well as Aerospace Medicine in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - the only such program in the United States.

Our housestaff have 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?
  • Internal Medicine Re-Design occurred in 2014 with a firm system incorporating residents into teams (Daniels, Powell, Remmers) to ensure continuity of care between the outpatient and inpatient setting. Would you like to know more?
  • In 2015-2016, residents had the privilege of presenting posters and oral presentations at a wide variety of international, national, and regional meetings - from Hawaii to Germany. Also, residents have been a part of publishing manuscripts in high impact journals across various subspecialties within Internal Medicine. Would you like to know more?
  • Opportunities for global health with residents traveling to Peru and Kenya to further their medical training outside of their UTMB comfort zone. Would you like to know more?
  • New 500 million dollar hospital construction completed with the creation of Jennie Sealy Hospital including 310 patient rooms, 60 ICU rooms, and 16 physician work rooms. This will allow UTMB to continue to be a leader in Texas medical care along the Gulf Coast. Would you like to know more?
  • $25,000 Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) initiative. Would you like to know more?
  • iPad Initiative to provide all housestaff with new Ipad minis to guarantee all key information at their fingertips including access to relevant medical literature.
  • Newly-renovated, state-of-the-art primary care clinics in Victory Lakes, Texas City, and Galveston locations. Along with 30 minute high-yield clinic conferences based upon Yale Curriculum.
  • 92% fellowship match rate this year.
  • In coordination with our Pulmonary Department, all interns are now trained in our ultrasound procedure simulation lab, thereby improving competency in central line placement, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and diagnostic ultrasound. Since the launch of our bedside ultrasound initiative in 2013, all residents are trained 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 the new Jennie Sealy Hospital, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital, and the Primary Care Pavilion.
  • Indigent care, private insurance patients, prison health, telemedicine, level 1 trauma emergency care are all available at UTMB's main campus in Galveston.
  • 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