Welcome to the Department of Medical Education

The Department of Medical Education fosters a collaborative environment of basic science educators committed to training future physicians, using innovative methods to transform healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley. The department will encourage scholarly activities and service to the community.


  • Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology


Department Chair

Sambandam Elango, MD

Sambandam Elango, MD, FACS, M MED Ed