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Developing Leaders in Value-Based Care

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care aims to develop health care leaders who design, implement and refine integrated models of value-based care that continuously improve patient outcomes and reduce waste. The department brings together clinical specialties in a new form of academic organization, encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration in education, clinical care and research.


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 residencies in General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine as well as fellowships in EMS, Genitourinary Reconstruction & Trauma, and Orthopaedic Surgery.

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.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The department is committed to furthering diversity, equity and inclusion in health care. Department team members work collaboratively to address past, current and future challenges to remove barriers to success, to promote patient access to health care and to foster a culture of equity and inclusion in a compassionate and mutually respectful fashion.

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, Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma, and Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Clinical Care

Surgery and Perioperative Care 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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