General Surgery Grand Rounds – 7:00 am, 309L Med School
NOTE - New Location

April 21, 2014 - Agustin Cornejo, MD, Gen Surg Chief Resident

April 28, 2014 - Speaker & topic TBA

May 5, 2014 - Speaker & topic TBA

More info GS Grand Rounds

All surgery conferences

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Plastic Surg Grand Rounds:
Visiting Professor Lecture Friday June 20, 4-5 pm
Scott Hultman, MD, MBA
Topic TBA

Surgical Oncology Grand Rounds: Tues 12:30-2 pm, CTRC 2nd Floor Conference Room #U212

Surgical Research Conference: Thurs 12 noon 409L Med School

Transplant Grand Rounds: Fri 8am 444B Med School

Tumor Boards: Day, time, location varies; please click for more info.

Vascular Conferences: Tues 6:45-8am 221E Med School

UT General & Laparoendoscopic Surgery, San Antonio, Texas

Chair's Welcome




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On behalf of the faculty, residents and staff of the Department of Surgery, I extend a warm South Texas welcome to you. Please use our web site to seek out information regarding our core missions of education, clinical care, research and service.


The Department of Surgery was established in 1965. We owe our foundation to the traditions established by Dr. Owen Wangensteen at the University of Minnesota. Dr. J. Bradley Aust, the founding surgical chair of the Department, recruited a group of initial faculty surgeons all trained in Minnesota. This group of pioneering surgeons established a tradition of educational and clinical excellence which extends to our Department today.


The Department of Surgery consists of six distinct divisions, General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vascular / Endovascular Surgery, and Trauma and Emergency Surgery. We also support the Center for Organ Transplantation within the Department.


We have three superb surgical training programs within the Department: General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and Trauma. Each of these programs was last accredited by the ACGME on a five year accreditation cycle, an indication of their educational excellence. Our graduates have a track record of clinical excellence and leadership in American Surgery. They have transformed health care in South Texas and the United States.


Patient Care and Clinical Service
Our surgeons are committed to clinical excellence and patient safety while promoting professionalism, compassionate care and service to all. Our surgeons practice what they teach. Please use our website to explore the range of patient care services available from our physicians and their teams. If you have any questions not answered by the web site, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone.


Research and Discovery
The Department has a long track record of research and discovery related to surgical care. We have extremely strong collaborative relationships with the Department of Defense. Key focus areas for research include trauma and burn immunology; macrophage biology, angiogenesis and tissue regeneration; surgical education and skills development; and health policy related to physician workforce, tort reform and trauma system development. The general surgical residency has two separate tracks in the match, one for a traditional five year surgical residency and the second includes a two-year research track. Applicants may apply to either track or both, based on personal interest.


San Antonio, Texas
If you are a student, resident or academic surgeon interested in our program, San Antonio is one of the greatest places in the world to live. The beautiful city has a long cherished and storied history with a wonderful native charm. Sitting on the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country, the region enjoys phenomenally good weather. Our community is diverse, growing, friendly, safe and affordable.


Thank you again for your interest in our web site. If you have questions not answered from our web pages, please give us a call.


Ronald M. Stewart, MD
Professor and Chair
Dr. Witten B. Russ Chair in Surgery



Announcements & upcoming events


photo Charles Richart, MD, appointed as Program Director for new General Surgery Residency Program in Edinburg


Dear Faculty and Staff:


It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Charles Richart has been appointed as the Program Director for the new General Surgery Residency Program located at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) in Edinburg, Texas.


Dr. Richart completed his internship at East Tennessee State University in 1988, General Surgery Residency at Yale University-St. Mary's Hospital, and completed his surgery training at Loma Linda University in 1993. He completed a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care in Baltimore at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center University of Maryland in 1994. Dr. Richart is coming to us from the Kansas City area. He started his career in private practice in Fort Worth, TX, at Harris Methodist Hospital, and later Tyler, TX, at the East Texas Medical Center. He then chose to move to academia and joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in June 1998, where he was the Director of the Trauma and Surgical ICUs. In June 2004, he joined the University of Missouri-Kansas City Saint Luke's Hospital as Medical Director of Surgical Critical Care and Surgical Director of Blood Management and Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution until 2009. He has been Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pathology at the University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, from January 2010 to January 2014. Dr. Richart joined the University of Texas Health Science Center in November 2013.


Dr. Richart's responsibilities will include leadership and administration of the residency program, oversight of all affiliates, curriculum development and obtaining and then maintaining ACGME accreditation.


Please help me welcome Dr. Richart back to Texas and congratulate him on his new position.


Ronald M. Stewart, MD
Professor and Chair
Dr. Witten B. Russ Chair in Surgery


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