General Surgery Grand Rounds – 7:00 am, 309L Med School

More info GS Grand Rounds

Plastic Surg Grand Rounds:
Thurs 5-6pm 444B Med School

Surgical Oncology Grand Rounds: Thurs 4-4:45 pm, Mays Cancer Center, Conference Room U523, Urschel Tower

Surgical Research Conference: Thurs 12 noon 211C 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




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 four superb surgical training programs within the Department: General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma and Vascular Surgery. 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




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