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 2020

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

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

 

Graduation Year 2019
Name Post-Graduation Activity
Chodroff, Leah Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA
Duncan, Mallory Transition to Practice Fellowship, San Antonio, TX
Febres, Juan Critical Care Fellowship, Bronx, NY
Ghani, Alina General Surgery Private Practice, Laredo, TX
Hsiung, Grace General Surgery Private Practice, San Antonio, TX
Jordan, Yekaterina General Surgery Private Practice, San Antonio, TX
Lawson, Shari Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Birmingham, AL
Lewis, Aaron General Surgery Private Practice, Jackson, TN
Mitchell, Sarah Endocrine Fellowship, Dallas, TX
Pedracini, Amber Acute Care Surgery, Boise, ID

 

Graduation Year 2018

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Alarhayem, Abdul Vascular Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic
Almonte, German General Surgery, Highland Community Hospital, Picayune, MS
Aminsharifi, Jason General Surgery, University of Colorado Health
Calvo, Carissia Breast Oncology Fellowship, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Folwell, Jared Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Garcia, Andrea General Surgery, Baptist Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Wiersch, John Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center

 

Graduation Year 2017

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Adams, Andrew Private Practice, Dodge City, KS
Admire, John General Surgery, UT Health San Antonio
Babayeuski, Raman Private Practice, Rolla, MO
Cardenas, Tatiana Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, UT Health San Antonio
Gomez, Pedro Pablo Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth Univ, Richmond, VA
Kirkpatrick, Vince Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, Orlando Health, Orlando, FL
Marcano, Juan Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Martinez, Roberto Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Michalke, Spencer Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Univ of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

 

Graduation Year 2016

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Booth, Justin Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Univ of Texas, Houston, TX
Brandfellner, Heather Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship, UTHSCSA
Hassan, Saif Private Practice, The Woodlands, TX
Holloway, Travis Private Practice, San Antonio, TX
Hosein, Ray Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Univ Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Lahourcade, Austin Private Practice, San Antonio, TX
McGinity, Ashley Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship, UTHSCSA
Sordo, Sal Private Practice, Santa Fe, NM
Villamaria, Carole Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Univ Cincinnati, OH

 

Graduation Year 2015

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Abston, Timothy Private Practice, Jackson, MS
Bayer, Johanna Transplant Fellowship, Baylor, Dallas, TX
Bunyan, Sayl Private Practice, The Woodlands, TX
Eid, Kareem Abdominal Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, OH
Hancock, Heather Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship, San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX
Nash, Zack Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Portillo-Ramila, Guillermo Private Practice, San Antonio, TX
Scherer, Elizabeth Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship, UTHSCSA

 

Graduation Year 2014

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Britt, Natalie Private Practice, Gainesville, TX
Cornejo, Agustin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Duke University, NC, 2014-2017
Emmanuel, Gabriel Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Roswell Park, Buffalo, NY, 2014-2017
Kumar, Ashwini Laparoendoscopic Surgery Fellowship, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL, 2014-2015
Nanda Kumar, Hanuma Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, PA, 2014-2016
Oppeltz, Richard Private Practice, Wabash General Hospital, Mount Carmel, IL
Richa de Arco, Jacqueline Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, MN, 2014-2017
Simmons, Jeremy USAF Commitment
Voidonikolas, Georges Transplant and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA, 2014-2016

 

Graduation Year 2013

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Amita, Shah Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of North Carolina, 2012-2014
Brett, Solomon Private Practice, Houston, TX
Grigorios, Lamaris Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, OH, 2013-2014
Joga, Ivatory Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2013
Matt, McHale USAF Commitment
Meeghan, Lautner Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship, MD Anderson, Houston, TX, 2013-2014
Muir, Mark Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, UTHSCSA, 2013-2014
Ruchir, Puri Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, 2013-2014
Susannah, Nicholson Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, UTHSCSA, 2013-2014

 

Graduation Year 2012

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Buck, Lauren USAF Commitment, USAF Commitment, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS, 2012-2016
Gadgil, Pranjali Breast Surgicacl Oncology Fellowship, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Center, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Kakar, Kshitij MIS Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2012-2013
Kempenich, Jason USAF Commitment, USAF Commitment, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS, 2012-2016
Malireddy, Kishore MIS Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 2012-2013
Martinez, Carlo Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, UTHSCSA, 2012-2014
Martinez Ugarte, Maria Luisa Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, MN, 2013-2013
Philips, Prejesh Surgical Oncology Fellowship, University of Louisville, KY, 2012-2014

 

Graduation Year 2011

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Ali-Osman, Francis Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, UT Southwestern, Parkland Hosp, Dallas, TX, 2011-2013
Bastani, Sam Cardiothoracic Fellowship, UCLA, 2011-2013
Diaz, Rafael Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, UT Southwestern, Parkland Hosp, Dallas, TX, 2011-2013
Guajardo, Gustavo Thoracic Fellowship, MD Anderson/DeBakey Heart Center, TMH, Houston, TX, 2011-2013
Rai, Vinay Colon & Rectal Fellowship, Cook County/Univ of Chicago, 2011-2012
Saad, Adham Private Practice, Guam
Thomas, Elizabeth Transplant Fellowship, USC, Los Angeles, CA, 2011-2013

 

Graduation Year 2010

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Bluhm, Joey Private Practice, Houston, TX
Bohnenblust, Beth Faculty, UTHSCSA General Surgery
Duffy, Steve USAF Commitment
Kim, Danny USAF Commitment
Liao, Lily Trauma & Emergency Surgery Faculty, UTHSCSA
Mejia, Juan Transplant Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2010-2012
Steigelman, Megan USAF Commitment
Vazquez, Bianca Endocrine Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2010-2011
Yi, Fia Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010-2011

 

Graduation Year 2009

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Chen, Steve USAF Commitment
Clark, Clarence Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, San Antonio, TX
Hogan, Fawn Plastic Surgery Fellowship, UTHSCSA
Love, Joe Critical Care Fellowship, UTHSCSA
Mimari, Damon Private Practice, San Antonio, TX
Nguyen, Patrick Faculty, UTHSCSA
Ochoa, Oscar Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of Texas, Houston
Petricek, Travis Private Practice, Angel Medical Ctr, Franklin, NC
Pfluke, Jason USAF Commitment
Vargas, Dan Private Practice, San Antonio, TX

 

Graduation Year 2008

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Bening, Thomas Private Practice, Austin, TX
Flores, Hector Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Atlanta, GA
Hoffman, Ladd Private Practice, Big Spring, TX
Holt, Brian USAF Commitment
Katariya, Nitin Private Practice
Senechal, Kat USAF Commitment
Thompson, Jon Private Practice, North Wilkeboro, NC
Tyner, Ryan USAF Commitment

 

Graduation Year 2007

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Alley, Joshua USAF Commitment
Almeda, Jose Faculty, UT Transplant Center, UTHSCSA
Banks, Shane USAF Commitment, Offut AFB, Omaha, NE
Frenzel, Clayton Plastic Surgery private practice, Dallas, TX
Guzman, Eduardo Surgical Oncology private practice, Duarte, CA
Learn, Peter 1-yr USAF Commitment followed by Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Zonies, David 1-yr USAF Commitment followed by Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, University of Washington

 

Graduation Year 2006

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Anthony, Tiffany Transplant Fellowship, University of Chicago
Bowman, Jonathan
Briggs, Kristen Vascular Surgery Fellowship, UCLA
Crutchley, Teresa Vascular Surgery faculty, UTHSCSA
Fitzpatrick , Colleen Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Wayne State, Detroit Children’s Hospital
Fortes, Daniel L. Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic
Jaramillo, Alejandro Plastic Surgery Faculty, UTHSCSA
Nunes, Claudio General and Critical Care Surgery, St. Croix Falls, WI
Shepherd, Matthew Minimally Invasive Surgery, Texas Endosurgery Institute, San Antonio, TX

 

Graduation Year 2005

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Anderson, Chris Pediatric Laparoscopy Fellowship, University of AL, Birmingham, AL
Brostrom, Lisa Plastic Surgery, University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Davis, Michael Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Erickson, Brian USAF Commitment, Scott AFB
Galie, Kathryn L. Colorectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA
Godinez, Carlos Navy Commitment, Okinowa
Hudenko, Kevin Pediatric Surgery, Albuquerque, NM
Latham, Kerry USAF commitment
Savage, Stephanie USAF Commitment, Osan AFB, Japan

 

Graduation Year 2004

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Arellano, Paul Minimally Invasive Surgery, Texas Endosurgery Institute, San Antonio, TX
Bini, John Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Garcia, Marvin Baychoice Surgeons, Webster, TX, 2004-current
Jones, W. Tracey Vascular Surgery
Khandhar, Sandeep Thoracic Oncology Surgery, Falls Church, VA
Ortegon, Delio Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Antonio, TX
Palafox, Maria A. Private Practice, Pleasanton, Texas
Sampson, James USAF Commitment, Korea, 2004-current
Stefanidis, Dimitris General/Bariatric Surgery, Charlotte, NC

 

Graduation Year 2003

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Connaughton, James USAF Commitment
Corneille, Michael Trauma & Emergency Surgery Faculty, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX
DeArmond, Daniel T. Cardiothoracic Surgery Faculty, UTHSCSA, TX
Lewis, William C. USAF Commitment
Stegemann, Lloyd Surgical Consultants of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 2003-current
Sullivan, John General and bariatric surgery, Ennis, TX
Walton, Kenneth Brian Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hermitage, Tenn.
York, Greg Critical Care, University of Texas Southwestern, 2004-current

 

Graduation Year 2002

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Burt, Tripti Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of NC, Chapel Hill, NC, 2002-2004
Dhawan, Puneet Cardiothoracic Surgery, Loma Linda, CA
Ducharme, Sarah USAF Commitment, Lakenheath AFB England, 2002-current
Guye, Mary USAF Commitment, Yakota, Japan, 2002-current
Kushner, Adam AL Kushner & Assoc., Alpine, NJ
McNeil, Jeffrey Cardiothoracic Surgery, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
O’Mahony, Christine Transplant, New York University, 2002-current
Wiley, Eric D. Private Practice, Brownwood, TX

 

Graduation Year 2001

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Bingener-Casey, Juliane General Surgery Faculty, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Franco, Edson S. Transplant, University of Miami, FL, 2001-2002
Leong, Mimi Plastic Surgery Fellowship, UT Houston, Houston, TX, 2003-2005
Mejia, Alejandro Abdominal Organ Transplantation Fellowship, Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2001-2003
Metersky, John GS at San Antonio VA Hospital, San Antonio, TX 2001-2002
Park, Myung (Michelle) GS at Wilford Hall USAF Med Center, San Antonio, TX, 2001
Raheb, John Naval Commitment, Sicily, 2001
Woodbury, Kory U. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, St. George, Utah

 

Graduation Year 2000

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Clouse, William D. Vascular Surgery, Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Boston, MA, 2001- 2003
Fang, Raymond Critical Care, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
Field, James Private Practice, Miami, FL, 2000
Haupt, Daniele Private Practice, Erie, PA, 2000-current
Joiner, Donald R. Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2000-2002
Lahiri, Sabrina Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2000-2002
Rodriguez, IV, Francisco B. Thoracic Surgery, University of NM, Albuquerque, NM, 2000-2002

 

Graduation Year 1999

Name Post-Graduation Activity
Cassman, Ronald Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, University of Tennessee
Clouse, William D. Vascular Surgery, Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Boston, MA, 2001- 2003
Fang, Raymond Critical Care, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
Felger, Jason Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, University of South Carolina
Field, James Private Practice, Miami, FL, 2000
Haupt, Daniele Private Practice, Erie, PA, 2000-current
Joiner, Donald R. Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2000-2002
Lahiri, Sabrina Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2000-2002
McLean, Rick Renal Transplant
Myers, John Trauma/Critical Care Faculty, UTHSCSA
Rossbach, Mario McKenna Memorial Hosp, New Braunfels, TX