2016-2017 Urology Chief Residents : (Left to Right): Joel Leon-Becerril, MD; Aashish Kabra, MD; Richard Otto, MD; Ashley Nava, MD
Welcome to the Department of Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center here in sunny San Antonio. We are a growing Department that has a focus on Education, Research, and Clinical Care with a constant effort to improve the quality of all three.
The Residency Program in Urologic Surgery is a centerpiece of our Department. The Program has a track record of training leaders in all aspects of the Specialty of Urology including leaders in Academic Urology as well as practitioners who set the standard for care in their community. Our efforts are to train a well-rounded individual who is exposed to all aspects of the discipline of Urology who, after completion of training, has all options open to him or her including the choice of type of practice or the very best fellowship programs available. We have been very successful in this effort. We also strive to make the training program here in San Antonio a congenial, team effort in which everyone is focused on making the educational experience as productive and enjoyable as possible. We receive comments from visitors, patients, and colleagues that it is one of the nicest groups of folks around.
What are we looking for in a prospective resident? The characteristics we see are (1) bright, (2) enthusiastic, (3) able to work well with others, often under challenging, fast-paced circumstances, and (4) with a track record of 'doing more than is expected'. This combination of features places our residents head and shoulders above their peers and makes training in San Antonio a challenging yet enjoyable experience.