A Message from the Vice President of Graduate Medical Education

Steven L. Gates, D.O., F.A.C.O.I.
Vice President of Graduate Medical Education, DIO

Welcome to our Bay Area Residency Programs Website! I would like to thank you for taking the time to learn about our programs.

Corpus Christi, a Gulf Coast community of 330,000, enjoys a warm climate permitting year-round outdoor activities. Our Internal Medicine residency programs have a very strong didactic component. The residencies also places great emphasis on Osteopathic principles and manipulation, with monthly OMT lectures and hands-on experience.

We are part of the Texas OPTI which is an educational consortium committed to assuring the advancement of osteopathic postdoctoral training. Through this commitment, we enhance graduate medical education through quality program development and advocacy on behalf of our residents.

Our website will provide you with much pertinent information about our program. However, should you have questions or need additional information, feel free to call us at (361) 761-3230. We will be very happy to answer your questions, arrange a tour, or schedule an interview. Above all, I strongly urge you to speak with any of our residents about the program.

Affiliated with HCA, Corpus Christi Medical Center is nationally recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for the second year in a row. Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Corpus Christi Medical Center has been a growing part of South Texas since 1962. What began as a 26-bed facility in the early 60s has grown into a 651-bed system offering a full range of health care services with outstanding clinical care, superior technological care and comforting and reassuring personal care. Corpus Christi Medical Center includes seven campuses: Doctors Regional, Bay Area, Bayview Behavioral, The Heart Hospital, Northwest, Northshore Emergency Center and Radiation Oncology.

Supporting Staff

Courtney Gallion
Administrative Director of Medical Education
Internal Medicine Program Coordinator
Courtney.Gallion@hcahealthcare.com
(361) 761-3719

Deborah Wills
Medical Student Coordinator
Deborah.Wills2@hcahealthcare.com
(361) 761-3540

Susan Christiansen
Administrative Assistant
Susan.Christiansen@hcahealthcare.com
(361) 761-3230

Antonio Guzman, M.D.
Internal Medicine Program Director

Jacqueline Phillips, D.O.
Internal Medicine Associate Program Director

Cheyenne Silva
Fellowship Coordinator
Cheyenne.oneill@hcahealthcare.com
(361) 761-3280

Thomas Alexander, M.D.
Cardiology Program Director

Salim Surani, M.D.
Pulmonary Medicine Program Director

Rick Lin, D.O.
Dermatology Program Director

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