The Department of Surgery’s mission is to educate and train surgeons who transform the health of their patients and their communities, to perform practice changing research, and to provide innovative, comprehensive, and high quality clinical care in partnership with University Health and other healthcare partners.

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Research and Discovery

The department has a history of research and discovery in surgical care: 

Surgical Research Residency
Research Publications

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

“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.”

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