Department of Surgery


The objective of research is to prepare you to evaluate literature for yourself, which requires a certain amount of discipline, a regular reading schedule and some information that has not been covered in medical school.


  • Participate in clinical trials in all subspecialty areas within the department.
  • Provide structured research education for faculty and resident physicians.
  • Increase number of publications.
  • Residents are expected to develop and/or participate in research studies.
  • Residents are expected to author and/or co-author a publication.

Contact Information


Mario A. Gutierrez, M.P.H.

Research Coordinator

Phone: 915-215-5366 Fax: 915-545-6864