UTMB Ob/Gyn Residency Program


Thank you for your interest in our residency program. Our goal is to develop compassionate obstetricians and gynecologists with the competency to practice general obstetrics and gynecology or to move into further sub-specialty training and research.

Our program offers four areas of strength: broad clinical exposure, conscientious faculty supervision, progressive levels of responsibility and special projects in critical thinking.

These strengths combine to make our OBGYN Residency Program a richly rewarding experience to anyone interested in the practice of medicine treating women of all ages.

Program Director's Message

HarairaThank you for your interest in the Ob/Gyn Residency Program. The University of Texas Medical Branch is a component of the University Texas System and is located on beautiful Galveston Island. We wanted to reach out to you and express why we love our program as much as we do.

As one of the first departments in the School of Medicine at UTMB, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has provided over 100 years of specialty training, patient care, and research. The Ob/Gyn Residency Program at UTMB is one of the most unique and diverse programs in the country. You will find that our program offers exceptional training which is wide in breadth and depth. We are guided by our mission: to train Obstetrician/Gynecologists who are critical thinkers, compassionate providers, and skilled clinicians.

Our ACGME accredited residency program accepts 8 residents per year. Our residents 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. At UTMB, we are fortunate to have a broad variety of clinical settings. Four areas distinguish our program: broad clinical exposure, conscientious faculty supervision, progressive levels of responsibility, and special projects in critical thinking. These strengths provide our residents with a richly rewarding experience to practice medicine and treating women of all ages.

Our residents get exposure to the full breadth of Obstetrics and Gynecology with specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Minimal Invasive Surgery, Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility, and Female Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery. This offers sound and flexible training for residents planning any desired pathway - whether it is an academically-oriented career, a subspecialty fellowship, or private practice.

In addition, our residents 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 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.

We hope you love our program as much as we do. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Hassan Harirah MD, FRCSC
Residency Program Director


Dr. Hassan HarirahDr. Hassan Harirah MD, FRCSC, FACOG
Residency Program Director

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Dr. Shannon Clark Dr. Shannon Clark MD
Associate Program Director

Lena Younes MD
Co-Chief Resident
Jennifer Rogers MD
Co-Chief Resident

SherryBastienSherry Bastien
Residency Program Manager