Welcome to the Department of Surgical Specialty & MSK

The Department of Surgical Specialty and Musculoskeletal (MSK) brings together diverse specialists in Audiology, Dermatology, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, and Sports Medicine. Operating across various hospitals and surgery centers in the Rio Grande Valley, the department is committed to providing excellence in patient-centered care, education, and medical research in each of the specialized fields of practice.


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
  • Surgery

Department Chair

Michael Sander, MD

Michael Sander, MD