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BMI of Texas Fellowship

BMI is proud to have one of the only advanced accredited minimally invasive Bariatric Surgery fellowships in South Texas. Surgeons from all over the country apply and 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. Drs. Duperier and Englehardt serve as co-program directors of our fellowship which was started in 2006.

Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) LogoThe Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) Fellowship Consortium is a designated group of surgeons who promote the advancement of minimally invasive, laparoscopic, robotic, 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.

  • Robotic experience – largest general surgery robotics experience in the world
  • Flexible endoscopy experience
  • Comprehensive bariatric program
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery

Our Current Fellows are:

  • Paul Rozeboom, MD
  • Ashley Holly, MD

Past graduates include

  • Pial Hope, DO – Private Practice, Rapid City, ND
  • Samek Patel, MD – Private Practice, Virgina Beach, VA
  • Mark Smith, MD – Private Practice, Northern Minnesota
  • Cristina Guerra, MD – Private Practice, Oklahoma
  • Dr. Morgan Pomeranz, MD –Private Practice, Las Vegas, NV
  • Dr. Vishu Danthuluri, MD –Private Practice, Austin, TX
  • Azam Farukhi, MD – Private Practice, Norman, OK
  • Punam Patel, MD – BMI of Texas, San Antonio, TX
  • Steven Udelhofen, MD – Private Practice, Cincinnati, OH
  • Mustafa Alibhai, MD – Private Practice Dallas, Texas
  • Asahel Gridley, MD – Ochsner Health System, Slidell, LA
  • Richard Englehardt, MD – BMI of Texas, San Antonio, TX
  • Chad Carlton, MD – Private Practice, Dallas, Texas
  • Jinnie Bruce, MD – Private Practice,  Austin, Texas
  • Nilesh Bhoot, MD – Private Practice – Los Angeles, California

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