Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency

Why choose UTHealth for your
colorectal fellowship?

  • We are one of the most well-established fellowship programs with an excellent history of training residents.
  • We are a diverse and very experienced group of faculty who are focused on teaching and patient outcomes. We are enthusiastic about sharing our love of colorectal surgery with you!
  • Our high-volume practices will expose the fellow to a variety of situations and techniques.
    • Small community hospital to the large tertiary referral medical center experience
    • Variety of cases from bread and butter to complex re-operative.
    • Our faculty performed over 2,000 anorectal cases, 1,300 abdominal cases (over 500 robotic cases), and 3,000 endoscopies last year.
  • Opportunity to participate in 3 NAPRC (National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer) centers with high volume and collaborative tumor board discussion led by our faculty.

The Colon & Rectal Surgery Residency Program at UTHealth McGovern School of Medicine provides an outstanding clinical experience with many unique opportunities including extensive training in minimally invasive surgery, both laparoscopic and robotic, anorectal surgery, and advanced endoscopy training with opportunities for research participation and more.

The training of 4 residents annually takes place over a 12-month period at four rotations throughout the Houston metro area. Our diverse faculty with backgrounds ranging from prior military to purely private practice are committed to resident education and expanding the frontiers of colorectal surgery with technical mastery and research. With strong collaboration among the faculty and residents, we are able to instill the knowledge and skills necessary to produce technically proficient and compassionate physicians ready and able to transition to independent colon and rectal surgical practice.