DHR Health

Graduate Medical Education

Developing visionary leaders for the future of healthcare

DHR Health is currently the primary participating site for over 130 residents/fellows and look forward to welcoming our first class of residents/fellows through our own ACGME-accredited DHR Health-sponsored programs next academic year. We are dedicated to training inclusive, comprehensive physicians characterized as clinicians, scholars, educators, and future leaders. Our supportive and socioeconomically diverse environment fosters academic and personal growth, as well as compassionate, high quality, patient-centered care. We are committed to serving our community, especially the under-served, by delivering excellent care always, without exception.

 

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E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 956-362-3558

Phone: 956-362-2422

 

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If interested in joining our GME programs, please apply through ERAS. Link below.

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DHR Health’s Commitment to Health Equity

At DHR Health, we are working to ensure that every individual has a fair and just opportunity to achieve optimal health outcomes, regardless of social, economic, or demographic background.

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Welcome From Our Designated Institutional Official

Welcome to DHR Health! We appreciate you learning more about our residency and fellowship programs and invite you to visit our campus where the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm for medical education is palpable.

DHR Health is the largest physician-owned health system in the nation, and the only locally owned and operated health system in Hidalgo County. There is a wealth of volume and variety of clinical experiences offered for resident and fellow education, enhancing their knowledge of both primary care and sub-specialty medicine fields. We are fully committed to providing an evidence-based education to residents and fellows with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver excellent healthcare to patients and our community. Our faculty physicians are regionally, nationally and internationally renowned in their fields. They have been teaching residents and fellows locally since we welcomed our first residents to our campus as a primary participating site in 2015. We are committed to academic excellence, superior scholarship, innovative research and professional leadership.

We look forward to learning more about you and welcoming you to our team, our community, and our DHR Health family!

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Diagnostic Radiology Residency

On behalf of our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program and the entire faculty, welcome to the Department of Radiology at DHR Health. Our large volume of imaging studies (well over 250,000 per year), a wide variety of pathology, cutting-edge technology, and dedicated faculty make this training program an exceptional educational opportunity for residents.

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Emergency Medicine Residency

At DHR Health, we strive to lead the way in transforming health and healing through our academic emergency medicine program. Our focus on education, discovery, and patient centered-care positions us as a leader in the field, dedicated to advancing emergency medicine and improving health.

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Family Medicine Residency

The DHR Family Medicine Residency Program educates and trains competent, compassionate, physician leaders dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, patient centered care. With a focus on health equity and access, we provide culturally relevant, interprofessional primary and preventive care services. Our program partners with a wide variety of healthcare professionals and clinics including behavioral health specialist, pharmacists, the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District (ECISD) and HOPE Family Health Center to meet the needs of both our learners and community.

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General Surgery Residency

The mission of a general surgery residency program is to train and educate physicians to become competent and skilled general surgeons who can provide high-quality patient care. Residents are exposed to the full spectrum of surgical care, provided experience with the first functional Level 1 Trauma Center in the region.

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Internal Medicine Residency

DHR Health is excited to introduce the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The program and entire faculty are focused on cultivating a comprehensive training program designed to prepare physicians to deliver patient-centered primary care, emphasizing excellence in clinical skills, critical analysis, systems-based practice, and life-long learning. Our vision is to produce well-rounded residents who have a balanced experience in various clinical settings, patient diversity, and research opportunities, serving as a strong foundation from which to grow.

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Pharmacy Residency

The DHR Health Pharmacy Residency Programs are focused on training highly motivated pharmacists by developing clinical skills, teaching, research, communication and leadership.

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Urology Residency

The DHR Health Urology Residency Program is dedicated to training inclusive, comprehensive urologists prepared to evaluate, understand, and manage medical and surgical aspects of genitourinary disorders. We pride ourselves on our robust, surgical experience, world-class patient care and atmosphere of scientific curiosity.

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Bariatric Surgery Fellowship

The DHR Health Bariatric Surgery Fellowship is led by world renowned bariatric surgeons and is comprised of diverse faculty including endocrinologist, physiatrist, and pediatric surgeons. Our fellowship program aims to raise the standard of care in obesity treatment by training physicians in a comprehensive team approach which will prepare fellows to become leaders in the field of bariatric medicine.

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Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship along with DHR Health strives to provide an atmosphere that is conducive for learning and committed to training competent, board certified critical care physicians to provide care in the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas.

Scholarly Activity

  • Barbarawi M, Garcia-Bautista A, Panneflek J, Seas M, Cruz J. Conference Poster Presentation. Clots and Plot Twists: Navigating Transient Ischemic Attack to Reveal Hidden Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Annual Texas American College of Physicians Conference. South Padre Island, TX. October 2023.

  • De Jesus Escano M. Publication (Peer-Reviewed). Natural History and Genomic Landscape of Chemotherapy-Resistant Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. December 2023.
  • Garcia Bautista A, Vasa C, Purohit N. Poster Presentation. Non-Uremic Calciphylaxis in a Patient with Multiple Comorbidities: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis, Management, and Care.Annual Texas American College of Physicians Conference. South Padre Island, TX. October 2023.

  • Garcia-Bautista A, Kamath C, Ayala N, Behnken E, Giblon R, Gravholt D, Hernández-Leal M, Hidalgo J, Garcia M, Golembiewski E, Maraboto A, Sivly A, Brito J. Publication (Peer-Reviewed). Financial Toxicity in the Clinical Encounter: A Paired Survey of Patient and Clinician Perceptions.Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes. Volume 7, Issue 4. 2023. Pages 248-255. ISSN 2542-4548. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocpiqo. August 2023.

  • Garcia-Bautista A, Vasa C, Purohit N. Poster Presentation. Non-Uremic Calciphylaxis in a Patient with Multiple Comorbidities: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis, Management, and Care. Annual Texas American College of Physicians Conference. South Padre Island, TX. October 2023.

  • Garza A, Rodriguez MV, Alonzo D. Publication (Peer-Reviewed). Debulking of a Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma: An Unusual Clinical Presentation. Pre Submission. Cureus Journal of Medical Science. December 2023.

  • Gyebi-Agyepong J, Ganiyu S, Casanovas J, Arredando H. Poster Presentation. A Case of Ibrutinib-Induced New Onset Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure with Atrial Fibrillation. Boring the Bitter-Sweet.Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology Conference. Round Rock, TX. October 2023.

  • Gyebi-Agyepong J, Patel P, Vamsikalyan B, Evans M. Poster Presentation. A Case of Partial Chordal Rupture with Anterior Mitral Valve Leaflet Prolapse as a Complication of Nstemi.Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology Conference. Round Rock, TX. October 2023.

  • Gyebi-Agyepong M. Lecture Presentation. Communication with Generation Alpha. Pathways Aligned to Health Science (PATHS). Region One Education Service Center. Edinburg, TX. January 2024.

  • Gyebi-Agyepong M. Virtual Presentation. Cybermentoring.Pathways Aligned to Health Science (PATHS). Region One Education Service Center. Edinburg, TX. March 2024.

  • Hakim Mohammed A. Podium Presentation. Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Cells Transplant : A Single Centre Experience in a Large Cohort of Patients. American Diabetes Association. San Diego, CA. June 2023.

  • Herrera O, Rodriguez MV, De Jesus MR, Garza A, Ruiz H. Publication (Peer-Reviewed). Twiddler's Syndrome Causing Lead Fracture in Sacral Neuromodulation: A Case Report. Cureus Journal of Medical Science. https://doi: 10.7759/cureus.56827. March 2024.

  • Mondreti K. Poster Presentation. Gas Everywhere! A Rare Case of Emphysematous Gastritis Caused by Candida. American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Vancouver, Canada. October 2023.

  • Nadal Bosch J, Moya M, Serna S, Drinkard L, Malcolm J. Publication. A Case Report of Subacute Combined Degeneration Due to Nitrous Oxide-Induced Vitamin B12 Deficiency. PMID: 36788992. February 2023.

  • Nadal Bosch J, Moya M, Serna S, Drinkard L, Malcolm J. Publication. A Case Report on May-Thurner Syndrome: Beyond the Usual Suspects. PMID: 38106805. November 2023.

  • Nadal Bosch J, Moya M, Serna S, Drinkard L, Malcolm J. Publication. When Sight and Cancer Collide: A Rare Case of Paraneoplastic Bilateral Optic Neuritis. PMID: 38174189 . December 2023.

  • Nadal Bosch J, Moya M, Serna S, Drinkard L, Malcolm J. Publication. When Two Worlds Collide: A Rare Case of Multiple Myeloma With Extramedullary Plasmacytoma. PMID: 38186465. December 2023.

  • Panneflek J, Chavez J, Reddy N, Vijhani P. Poster Presentation. Polypharmacy and Septic Shock Ondansetron-Induced Myoclonus Amidst Esitalopram and HAART Therapy with Progressive Hypotension.Houston Shock Symposium 2024. Houston, TX. March 2024.

  • Panneflek J, Godina Flores A, Estofan L, Mendez O, Mohme R, Zamora-Legoff V. Poster Presentation. A Complex Symptomatology in a 29-Year-Old Following Medication Modification: Determining the Root Cause. Annual Texas American College of Physicians Conference. South Padre Island, TX. October 2023.

  • Paul-Odionhin B, Rincon J. Lecture Presentation. Depression and the PHQ-9. Region One Education Service Center. Edinburg, TX. January 2024.

  • Reyes-Uribe L, Bolivar AM, Duzagac F, Deng N, Chang K, Wu W, Bowen CM, Taggart MW, Thirumurthi S, Lynch PM, You YN, Rodriguez-Pascual J, Lipkin SM, Kopetz S, Scheet P, Lizee GA, Reuben A, Sinha KM, Vilar E. Publication (Peer-Reviewed). Genomic Landscape of Lynch Syndrome Colorectal Neoplasia Identifies Shared Mutated Neoantigens for Immunoprevention. Gastroenterology. Volume 166, Issue 5. 2023. Pages 787-801. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2024.01.016. January 2024.

  • Reyes-Uribe L, D'Alise M, Willis J, Leoni G, Cruz-Correa M, Hall MJ, Idos GE, Garzia I, Antonucci L, Cotugno G, Siani L, Gogov S, Liu D, Lee J, Vornik LA, Garcia-Gonzalez A, Richmond E, Umar A, Brown P, Rodriguez LM, Scarselli E, Vilar E. Poster Presentation. 1526 Nous-209 Genetic Vaccine Encoding Shared Cancer Neoantigens is Safe and Elicits Robust Immune Response in Healthy Lynch Syndrome Carriers: Interim Results From Phase 1 Cancer Interception Trial.The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 38th Annual Meeting. San Diego, California. November 2023.

  • Reyes-Uribe L, Deng N, Fahrmann JF, Thoman WS, Munsell MF, Dennison JB, Murage E, Wu R, Hawk ET, Thirumurthi S, Lynch PM, Dieli-Conwright CM, Lazar AJ, Jindal S, Chu K, Chelvanambi M, Basen-Engquist K, Li Y, Wargo JA, McAllister F, Allison JP, Sharma P, Sinha KM, Hanash S, Gilchrist SC, Vilar E. Publication (Peer-Reviewed). Exercise Training Reduces the Inflammatory Response and Promotes Intestinal Mucosa-Associated Immunity in Lynch Syndrome.Clinical Cancer Research. Volume 29, Issue 21. 2023. Online ISSN 1557-3265. https://doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-23-0088. November 2023.

  • Reyes-Uribe L, Duzagac F, Bowen CM, Zaheer M, Thompson J, Deng N, Taggart M, Jain A, Winfried E, Sinha KM, Vilar E. Poster Presentation. Inhibition of Histone Methyltransferase EZH2 for Immune-Interception of Colorectal Cancer in Lynch Syndrome. American Association for Cancer Research. San Diego, California. April 2024.

  • Reyes-Uribe L, Meuser E, Chang K, Walters A, Hurley JJ, West HD, Perry I, Mort M, Truscott R, Jones N, Lawrence R, Jenkins G, Giles P, Dolwani S, Al-Sarireh B, Hawkes N, Short E, Williams GT, Taggart MW, Luetchford K, Lynch PM, Terlouw D, Nielsen M, Walton SJ, Latchford A, Clark SK, Sampson JR, Vilar E, Thomas LE. Publication (Peer-Reviewed). PIGA Mutations and Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Anchor Dysregulation in Polyposis-Associated Duodenal Tumorigenesis.Molecular Cancer Research. Epub Ahead of Print. Online ISSN 1557-3125. https://doi: 10.1158/1541-7786. March 2024.

  • Rincon J, Gogu S. Lecture Presentation. Ankle Sprain and RICE. Region One Education Service Center. Edinburg, TX. October 2023.

  • Rincon J, Paul Odionhin B, Siqueira Marques A, D'Acolatse N, Gyebi-Agyepong M. Lecture Presentation. Personal Hygiene: The Do's and Don’ts. Excellence in Leadership Academy. Mission, TX. October 2023.

  • Rodriguez Guzman M, Chapa L. Poster Presentation. Celebrex and Doxycycline: An Effective Conservative Treatment Combination for Granulomatous Mastitis in Hispanic Women. The American Society of Breast Surgeons. Orlando, FL. April 2024.

  • Rodriguez MV, Herrera O, Friedman B, Olgin G, Moya M. Publication (Peer-Reviewed). Videourology: Donor-Gifted Allograft Staghorn Calculus Managed via Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. Journal of Endourology. Volume 37, Issue 1. 2023. https://doi.org/10.1089/vid.2023.0041. September 2023.

  • Rodriguez MV, Pena P, Vargas E, Yankovic F, Reed F, Ovalle J, Lopez PJ, Braga L, Prieto J. Abstract (Peer-Reviewed). Open Ureteroureterostomy for the Management of Non-Refluxing Duplicated Collecting System in Children: Multicentric Study and Long-term Outcomes. European Society of Pediatric Urology. April 2024.

  • Rodriguez MV, Pena P, Vargas E, Yankovic F, Reed F, Ovalle J, Lopez PJ, Braga L, Prieto J. Publication (Peer-Reviewed). Open Distal Ureteroureterostomy for Non-Refluxing Duplicated Collecting System in Children: Multicentric Study and Mid-term Outcomes. Under Review. Journal of Pediatric Urology. March 2024.

  • Rodriguez MV. Poster Presentation. Open Ureteroureterostomy for the Management of Non-Refluxing Duplicated Collecting System in Children: Multicentric Study and Long-term Outcomes.88th Annual Southeastern Section fo the American Urological Association Conference. Austin, TX. March 2024.

  • Siqueira Marques A. Lecture Presentation. Introduction to the Immune System. South Texas Academy for Eduation and Training in Research, LASER Project. Edinburg, TX. November 2023.

  • Trivedi R, Salahi M, Badiga M, Cardenas C. Poster Presentation. Ischemic Colitis in a Pregnant Patient: A Clinical Presentation.Annual Texas American College of Physicians Conference. South Padre Island, TX. October 2023.

  • Vasa C, Paris C. Research Project. Understanding Anemia in Cirrhosis: Safely Managing Iron Supplementation to Avoid Overload Risks.DHR Health Hospital. Edinburg, TX. July 2023 - June 2024.

  • Velez J, Elisa C, Thomas P, Vijhani P. Poster Presentation. Perioperative Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency: Diagnostic Challenges and Management Strategies in Postoperative Shock.Houston Shock Symposium 2024. Houston, TX. March 2024.


Resident and Fellow Life

Our Commitment to Wellness

  • Counseling services provided to residents and faculty are available Monday-Friday from 8am - 8pm and on weekends from 9am - 6pm. Call 956-362-2732 to set up an appointment.
  • 24/7 Security Assistance Hotline (956) 739-0717
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Our Community

The Rio Grande Valley is a region in deep South Texas, beautifully rich in culture.