Welcome from the Department of Radiology

Dr. Rajeev Suri
Rajeev Suri, MD, MBA, FACR, FSIR, Professor and Chair Department of Radiology UT System Distinguished Teaching Professor Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine UT Health San Antonio


The Department of Radiology at the University of Texas Health San Antonio is a dynamic academic enterprise with diverse clinical, educational, and research initiatives. Our major strengths include:

  • Residency Programs for Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology – Integrated residency training
  • Fellowship programs for Body Imaging and Intervention, Body MR, Breast Imaging and Intervention, Cardiothoracic, Neuroradiology and Women’s Imaging and Intervention
  • One of the largest Radiological Sciences Graduate Degree Program in the United States.
  • Professional Doctorate of Medical Physics program – the first in South Texas.
  • Innovative research laboratories that produced the Vascular Stent & Endothelial Cell Research by Dr. Julio C. Palmaz (inventor of the Palmaz™ intravascular stent); Biomolecular Nanoparticle Imaging and Therapeutic Systems and the Oncological Imaging and Interventions Research
  • Clinical trial projects that study investigational drugs or devices which are an important part of the process to assure the safety and efficacy of new/exisiting drugs or devices

We are part of UT Health San Antonio and our imaging centers are located at the Medical Arts Research Center (MARC), UT Health Hill Country, and the Mays Cancer Center. A fourth outpatient center with cross-sectional imaging facilities is slated to open in 2024 at the UT Health Kyle Seale Parkway. I am also excited to say that construction has begun for the UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital that will open in 2024.  The hospital will offer specialty care in cancer, orthopedics, urology, and thoracic and bariatric surgery. It will also be the site of early phase clinical trials, including immunologic and stem cell therapies for cancer.

Our primary clinical partner is the University Health System, which has a 600-bed hospital with a Level 1 Trauma center providing tertiary level care to all patients in all sub-specialties. State-of-the-art imaging facilities at University Health help us provide the full gamut of diagnostic and interventional services. A new University Health Womens’ and Children’s Hospital slated to open in 2023 will further enhance our ability to provide high level care to this patient population. Another University Health imaging center is located at the downtown Robert B. Green Campus providing cross-sectional imaging for our ambulatory care network.

Together we provide care for the citizens of South Texas. The partnership between our medical school and our collaborating facilities creates a stimulating environment which fosters professional growth and development for “Team Radiology” members and for each of our clinical, educational, and research programs.

I invite you to continue browsing through our website to learn more about our mission and academic practice. It is my hope that at the end of your visit, you will come to realize that the Department of Radiology at UT Health San Antonio does in fact – “practice what we teach” and make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement.

Department of Radiology Mission Statement

To develop, promote, and integrate advances in imaging technology and imaging-based therapeutic procedures into the clinical, education, and research missions of UT Health San Antonio. The fundamental principles of each of the missions are as follows:


Practice at the leading edge of radiology
Deliver all services in a professional, timely, and efficient manner
Establish ourselves as valuable colleagues and consultants to referring physicians
Ensure safe and appropriate utilization of diagnostic and interventional radiological services


Provide an excellent, well-rounded educational experience in imaging, image-guided therapy, radiological science, and radiological research for medical students, residents, fellows, and graduate students
Educate our colleagues about the availability, proper use, and associated risks of diagnostic and interventional radiological services
Contribute to the education of the medical community and public through presentations and publications of original research and educational materials.


Perform well-designed, high-quality research in imaging, image-guided therapy, and radiological science that will broaden the understanding of disease processes, expand our diagnostic and interventional armamentarium, and have a significant impact on patient care
Present and publish scientific research that will receive national recognition and make a lasting contribution to the medical literature
Educate and train residents and graduate students in the scientific methods of medical imaging research to promote future progress and improved patient care