Surgery Residency Program Information

Ravi S. Radhakrishnan, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP

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 Chief
Division of Pediatric Surgery Director
Adult and Pediatric ECMO Programs Director
Pediatric Urology Program
John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research
Associate Professor Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor


Gigi Hearn
Lanette Patton
Erica Espino