Departments & Divisions
Reshma Brahmbhatt, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
A Texas native, Dr. Brahmbhatt joined UT Health San Antonio in 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Her clinical interests include peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, and venous disease. She is published on a variety of topics, including outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm surgeries, peripheral artery bypasses in women and frail patients, and blunt cerebrovascular injury. Her research interests include surgical outcomes relating to frailty and physician wellness and burnout. Dr. Brahmbhatt also provides care for our veterans with an appointment at the Audie L. Murphy VA in San Antonio. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Brahmbhatt is passionate about medical student and resident teaching. She is a mentor to multiple residents and students, and has a specific interest in resident wellness, burnout, and professional development.
- 2008 - M.D. - Medical Doctor - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
- 2004 - B.A. - Anthropology (Magna cum Laude) - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
- 2015 - Fellow, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy - Vascular Surgery - Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
- 2013 - Resident - Categorical General Surgery - Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Finalist, Gold Humanism Honor Society
Baylor College of Medicine, 2007
- 2019-Present - Assistant Professor of Surgery - UT Health San Antonio
- 2015-2018 - Assistant Professor, Surgery, Associate Program Director for Wellness & Resident Development - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Gupta PK, Brahmbhatt R, Kempe K, Stickley SM, Rohrer MJ. Thirty-Day Outcomes after
Fenestrated Endovascular Repair are superior to Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
involving Visceral Vessels. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Dec;66(6):1653-1658
Gupta PK, Kempe K, Brahmbhatt R, Gupta H, Montes J, Forse RA, Stickley SM, Rohrer MJ.
Outcomes after use of Aortouniiliac Endoprosthesis versus Modular or Unibody Bifurcated
Endoprosthesis for Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Vasc
Endovascular Surg. 2017 Aug;51(6):357-362
Arya S, Long C, Brahmbhatt R, Shaffi S, Brewster L, Veeraswamy R, Johnson T, Johanning J.
Preoperative Frailty Increases Risk of Non-Home Discharge After Elective Vascular Surgery In
Home-Dwelling Patients. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Aug;35:19-29
Brahmbhatt R, Brewster LP, Shafii SM, Rajani RR, Veeraswamy R, Salam A, Dodson TF, Arya
S. Female Gender and Frailty are Independent Predictors of Morbidity and Mortality in
Infrainguinal Vascular Procedures. J Surg Res. 2016 Mar;201(1):156-65
Brahmbhatt R, Gander J, Duwayri Y, Rajani RR, Veeraswamy R, Salam A, Dodson TF, Arya S.
Improved Trends in Patient Survival and Decreased Major Complications after Emergency
Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jan;63(1):39-48
Brahmbhatt R, Veeraswamy RK, Arya S. Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jan
Brahmbhatt R, Carter SA, Hicks SC, Berger DH, Liang MK. Identifying Risk Factors for Surgical
Site Complications following Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: An Evaluation of the Ventral
Hernia Working Group Grading System. Surg Infect. 2014 Jun;15(3):187-93.
Li LT, Brahmbhatt R, Hicks SC, Davila JA, Berger DH, Liang MK. Prevalence of Surgical Site
Infection at the Stoma Site following Four Skin Closure Techniques: A Retrospective Cohort
Study. Dig Surg. 2014 Apr 23;31(2):73-78
Brahmbhatt R, Martindale RG, Liang MK. Jumping the Gun? Evaluating the Evidence for
Synthetic Mesh in Contaminated Hernia Repairs. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Mar;218(3):498-9.
Carter SA, Hicks SC, Brahmbhatt R, Liang MK. Recurrence and Pseudo-recurrence Following
Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair; Predictors and Patient-Focused Outcomes. Am Surg. 2012
Brahmbhatt R, Rajani R. "In Patients with Carotid Artery Dissection, Is Stenting Superior to
Open Repair to Improve Outcomes?" Difficult Decisions in Vascular Surgery - An Evidence
Based Approach. Springer, 2017.
Brahmbhatt R, Liang MK. "Appendectomy: Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
Technique". Operative Techniques in Surgery, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams &
Wilkins, December 2014.
- 2016 - Vascular Surgery-American Board of Surgery
- 2014 - General Surgery-American Board of Surgery