Dr. Esterl is the surgical director at CHRISTUS Transplant Institute and associate professor of surgery in the Division of Organ Transplantation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Since 1994, he has served as the director of the UTHSCSA Kidney and Kidney/Pancreas Program. He is board-certified by the Boards of Surgery and Medical Examiners and received his medical degree from St. Louis University in 1986.
His internship and residency in general surgery was performed at St. Louis University Hospital from 1986 to 1991. From 1991 to 1994 he served in a fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at St. Louis University and the University of Nebraska.