startcenter-HS-26-min Dr. Joseph Karam is a native to San Antonio, Texas. He attended Health Careers High School, nurturing an early interest in medicine and the sciences. He completed graduate school and medical school at UTMB at Galveston, where he was awarded the Oslerian Medicine Award and accepted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his compassionate and altruistic care of patients. His training in the field of general surgery was completed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Karam took a special interest in the meticulous care of ICU patients and trauma surgery. This interest led him to complete his fellowship in trauma surgery and surgical critical care at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He is board certified in general surgery as well as trauma and surgical critical care.

After completing his training, he moved back home to San Antonio to be with his family and begin private practice as a general surgeon. His areas of special interest are broad, and include the GI system (esophageal, hepatobiliary and colon surgery), the endocrine system (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal), skin and soft tissue (melanoma, breast, general skin lesions), and hernias (ventral, incisional, hiatal, inguinal and femoral). He is experienced in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

Contact Information

Office: 210-593-5890
Office Fax: 210-504-5001
Main Office Address:
4383 Medical Drive, Suite 126
San Antonio, Tx 78229
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Additional Office Location:

7579 N. Loop 1604, Suite 200
San Antonio, Tx 78249

Areas of Interest

  • Thyroid and parathyroid disease
  • Breast malignancies and Breast Masses
  • Skin Malignancies, Melanoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux and Achalasia)
  • Gastric Malignancies
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Colon Pathology (Colon cancer and Diverticulitis)
  • Inguinal hernias
  • Ventral Hernias (Abdominal wall and Umbilical hernias)

Hospitals with Operative Privileges

  • Methodist Main Hospital
  • Methodist Stone Oak
  • St. Luke’s Baptist
  • Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center

Memberships and Offices Held

  • Chair of Surgery Department at Methodist Main Hospital: 2017 – present
  • Medical Executive Committee at Methodist Main Hospital: 2017 – present
  • Clinical Review Committee and Multidisciplinary Review Board: 2017 – present
  • Society of Surgical Oncology: 2016 – present

General and Minimal Invasive Surgery