The mission of the residency training program in surgery at the
University of Texas Medical Branch is to train the best surgeons in the
country. Since our initial accreditation in 1954, our faculty have been
committed to working with young physicians and helping them to achieve
their full potential. During that time, we have produced over 150
graduates who have achieved success in both private and academic
practices. Roughly half of our graduates pursue general surgical careers
while the other half have successfully matched into fellowships such as
surgical oncology, critical care, pediatric, colorectal, vascular,
thoracic, and plastic surgery.
In addition, our department has a two NIH-sponsored T32 training
grants to provide interested residents the opportunity to do research.
Many of our graduates have taken advantage of our research
opportunities, using them as a stepping stone to obtain leadership and
chair positions at major academic centers as well as leadership
positions in many major surgical societies in the country.
While our past performance is distinguished, we believe that our
future is brighter. We have recently opened two new hospitals and have
expanded our faculty and clinical services significantly. I believe that
we have one of the finest surgical training programs in the country,
and I invite all interested and motivated applicants to apply.
Ravi S. Radhakrishnan, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Adult and Pediatric ECMO Programs
Pediatric Urology Program
John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research
Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor