Graduates

Graduates of our program are compassionate physicians with outstanding technical skills and excellent clinical judgment.

Graduates are prepared for highly rewarding careers as broadly-trained general surgeons. Upon graduation, the majority of our residents pursue fellowship training in high caliber subspecialty training programs. Those residents who do not desire additional training are highly successful in the private practice community. Our graduates have taken positions in a great variety of locations throughout the United States. Our teaching faculty come from diverse backgrounds providing our residents with many opportunities to learn a variety of approaches to clinical problems.

What do our residents do after graduation? The possibilities are limitless! Many residents choose to complete a fellowship, while others go directly into private practice. Because your training will be broad, you will have the opportunity to follow any path you choose.

Graduation Year 2021

NamePost-Graduate Activity
Baer, HallieColorectal Surgery Fellowship, New Orleans, LA
Brackett, NicciSurgical Oncology Fellowship, Columbus, OH
Brigmon, Erika PSurgical Critical Care Fellowship, San Antonio, TX
Finucan, MichaelColorectal Fellowship, Atlanta, GA
Goddard, SabrinaSurgical Critical Care Fellowship, UAB, Birmingham, AL
Grimm, JillianColorectal Fellowship, Houston, TX
Riella, JulianoHPB and Organ Transplant Fellowship, Miami, FL
Rogers, ElizabethGeneral Surgery, Dallas, TX

Case Volume

To be eligible to take the American Board of Surgery qualifying examination residents must perform procedures in the minimum required number of cases in each surgical category. The table below shows required procedures, the minimum number of cases required and the median number of procedures in each category performed by our most recent graduating chief residents:

Procedure Minimum
Required
Number
General Surg
Chiefs
Median Number
Skin & Soft Tissue 25 68
Breast 40 56
Head & Neck 25 465
Alimentary Tract 180 290
Abdominal 250 449
Vascular 50 128
Endocrine 15 15
Operative Trauma 10 39
Nonoperative Trauma 40 86
Thoracic 20 21
Pediatric 20 39
Plastic 10 22
Surgical Critical Care 40 46
Laparoscopic – Basic 100 317
Laparoscopic – Complex 75 99
Endoscopy 85 115
Total Major 850 1090
Total Chief 200 229
Total Teaching Assistant 25 38

 

Previous Graduates

Graduation Year 2020

NamePost-Graduation Activity
Al Fayyadh, MohammedColorectal Fellowship, Atlanta, GA
Bonilla, RafaelGeneral Surgery, Lebanon, MO
Hockridge, DavidGeneral Surgery, San Angelo, TX
Johnson, MichaelCardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Greenville, NC
Jung, HyungminGeneral Surgery, Ft. Worth, TX
Merritt, ClintBreast Surgery Fellowship, Washington, DC
Rabbani, MuhammadHPB and Organ Transplant Fellowship, Birmingham, AL

Graduation Year 2019

NamePost-Graduation Activity
Chodroff, LeahSurgical Oncology Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA
Duncan, MalloryTransition to Practice Fellowship, San Antonio, TX
Febres, JuanCritical Care Fellowship, Bronx, NY
Ghani, AlinaGeneral Surgery Private Practice, Laredo, TX
Hsiung, GraceGeneral Surgery Private Practice, San Antonio, TX
Jordan, YekaterinaGeneral Surgery Private Practice, San Antonio, TX
Lawson, ShariPlastic Surgery Fellowship, Birmingham, AL
Lewis, AaronGeneral Surgery Private Practice, Jackson, TN
Mitchell, SarahEndocrine Fellowship, Dallas, TX
Pedracini, AmberAcute Care Surgery, Boise, ID

Graduation Year 2018

NamePost-Graduation Activity
Alarhayem, AbdulVascular Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic
Almonte, GermanGeneral Surgery, Highland Community Hospital,
Picayune, MS
Aminsharifi, JasonGeneral Surgery, University of Colorado Health
Calvo, CarissiaBreast Oncology Fellowship, UT Southwestern,
Dallas, TX
Folwell, JaredSurgical Critical Care Fellowship, San Antonio
Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Garcia, AndreaGeneral Surgery, Baptist Medical Center,
San Antonio, TX
Wiersch, JohnPediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Wayne State
University-Detroit Medical Center

Graduation Year 2017

NamePost-Graduation Activity
Adams, AndrewPrivate Practice, Dodge City, KS
Admire, JohnGeneral Surgery, UT Health San Antonio
Babayeuski, RamanPrivate Practice, Rolla, MO
Cardenas, TatianaSurgical Critical Care Fellowship,
UT Health San Antonio
Gomez, Pedro PabloMinimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship,
Virginia Commonwealth Univ, Richmond, VA
Kirkpatrick, VinceBariatric Surgery Fellowship, Orlando Health,
Orlando, FL
Marcano, JuanCardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Texas
Heart Institute,Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Martinez, RobertoPlastic Surgery Fellowship, Univ of Virginia,
Charlottesville, VA
Michalke, SpencerPlastic Surgery Fellowship, Univ of Mississippi
Medical Center, Jackson, MS