Education & Training

The education of medical students, residents, and fellows remains one of the top priorities of the Department of Surgery.

Medical Students

All third-year students are required to complete a two-month clerkship in surgery. After successful completion of the third-year clerkship, students may take sub-internships during their fourth year in general surgery, trauma surgery, vascular surgery, or burn surgery. Elective rotations are offered in the ICU, emergency department, pediatric surgery, and all of the surgical specialties.

Rohit Sharma, M.D.
Clerkship Director
rohit.sharma@utsouthwestern.edu  
Phone: 214-648-5870

Surgery Residency Program

The Department of Surgery's residency program is responsible for training more than 90 residents in general surgery, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Brian Williams, M.D.
Surgery Residency Program Director
brian.williams@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-3343

Kareem AbdelFattah, M.D.
Associate Program Director
kareem.abedelfattah@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-3531

Abier Abdelnaby, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Phone 214-648-4870

Deborah Farr, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Phone 214-648-5890

Surgery Fellowships

The Department provides subspecialty training with fellowships in colorectal, breastsurgery critical carepediatric surgeryminimally invasive/bariatric, and vascular surgery.