BMI is proud to have the only advanced accredited minimally invasive Bariatric Surgery fellowship in South Texas. Surgeons from all over the country and the world compete for the opportunity to train at BMI of Texas. Our fellowship is affiliated with the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston and part of the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) program. Dr. Duperier is the program director of the fellowship program at BMI of Texas.
The Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) Fellowship Consortium is a designated group of surgeons who promote the advancement of minimally invasive, laparoscopic, and endoscopic surgical techniques. MIST exists to enhance the development of the practices of its members through clinical program consolidation and to enhance the development of minimally invasive surgical fellowships of its members. The goal of the MIST fellowship consortium is to be the best training opportunity for fellows in the country. Through the University of Texas Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship experience with Dr. Erik Wilson, the fellows receive a broad bariatric surgical experience including robotics surgical experience with flexible endoscopy and advanced laparoscopic operative skills. This experience is enhanced with the recently completed Surgical Innovation and Robotics Institute facility.
Our Current fellow is Franchell Richard
Franchell Richard completed her general surgery residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.
Past graduates include:
Dr. Richard Englehardt
San Antonio, TX
Chad Carlton, MD
Jinnie Bruce, MD
Southwest Bariatric Surgeons- Austin, Texas
Nilesh Bhoot, MD
Private Practice- Los Angeles, California
Dr. Chad Carlton