Welcome to the General Surgery Residency Program at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, Texas.
San Antonio is a beautiful and unique city — with more than 1.3 million people, it's the 7th largest city in the U.S. and the 2nd largest city in
the city has managed to retain much of the small-town friendly feel that has made it 'home' for so many
transplants. With many great school systems within San Antonio and in the outlying smaller towns, San Antonio
is a wonderful place to raise a family. Summers are hot, winters are relatively mild (it has snowed 31 times in the past 122 years), and the
San Antonio metropolitan area offers all the big-city amenities without the big-city feel.
More about life in San Antonio
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is located in the South Texas Medical Center (STMC), in the northwest part of the city.
Our medical center is 900 acres of rolling park-like hills serving as
home to over 45 medically-related institutions, including 12 hospitals. Although definitely a world-class urban medical center, the sprawling
campuses have a distinctly rural look and feel.
More about the South Texas Medical Center
More than 3,000 students a year train at the University of Texas
Health Science Center San Antonio, in an environment that involves more than
100 affiliated hospitals, clinics and health care facilities in South Texas.
The Department of Surgery in the UT School of Medicine San Antonio is committed
to providing quality healthcare in surgical specialties and subspecialties, we
promise our patients competent and informed surgeons, a safe and healthy
clinical environment, and a system of informed and good practices regarding the
surgical care that is rendered. As physicians, educators, administrators, and
other healthcare providers, we will provide the highest and safest level of
patient care possible, based on continuing quality initiatives and educational
More about the Department of Surgery
Charles Richart, MD, appointed as Program Director for new General Surgery Residency Program in Edinburg
Dear Faculty, Staff and Visitors:
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