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Developing Leaders in Value-Based Care

Areas of Focus

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care seeks to develop new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value.

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care trains the next generation of physicians through a number of residencies and fellowships.

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care seeks to advance innovation from discovery to outcomes.

The department serves as the academic home to more than 250 faculty members in the Austin area. Specialties represented include anesthesiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery and urology. A team of leading pediatric heart surgeons provides first-class care at the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, a joint center of UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Graduate Medical Education

The department is also home to many learners including residents in General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine as well as fellows in EMS and Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Clinical Care

The department works with stakeholders from across the community to design, deliver and improve value-based models of care.


The team teaches and trains the next generation of physicians — and helps current physicians continue to grow and learn.

Investigation & Discovery

The department studies health care delivery and identifies opportunities to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.

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