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Dallas Regional Campus

ABOUT DALLAS

The Dallas campus offers a unique educational experience with a wide variety of patients, including both private and underserved populations, multi-level specialty and subspecialty resources, an enthusiastic attending faculty and resident staff that understand the educational needs of medical students, and the opportunity to train at a cutting-edge urban tertiary referral center. We look forward to the privilege of providing the clinical component of your medical school career.

Campus Leadership

Cristie Columbus, MD
Associate Dean - Dallas
3500 Gaston Avenue
6-Roberts
Dallas, TX 75246

Uyen-Thi Cao, MD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs - Dallas
Co-Director, Internal Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
6-Roberts
Dallas, TX 75246

Campus Staff

Kirsten Ryan
Executive Assistant
Phone: 214.820.6727
kirsten.ryan@bswhealth.org

CLERKSHIP DIRECTORS & COORDINATORS

Our clerkship directors and coordinators assure that all of our medical students get the necessary curriculum required, utilizing an ever-expanding number of medical services and facilities in our community.

Emergency Medicine

Karina Reyner, MD
Clerkship Director

Dr. Reyner received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, and her medical degree from University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL. She completed her residency in 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Reyner currently works in the Emergency Department at Baylor University Medical Center and serves as Key Clinical Faculty in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. She is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

For more information about the Emergency Medicine clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Gillian Ard, gillian.ard@bswhealth.org, 214.865.3687.


Family Medicine

Benjamin McKinney, MD
Clerkship Director 

Dr. McKinney is board certified in family medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, OK. He completed his internship and residency at Resurrection Health Family Medicine Residency in Memphis, TN. He has special interests in community health, sports medicine and delivering quality medicine to underserved populations both locally and internationally. Dr. McKinney is married and has 2 daughters and one son. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family outdoors hiking, riding bikes, and running, as well as golfing. He also is actively involved in his local church and enjoys spending time with the congregation there, participating in community development and engagement in his neighborhood in South Dallas where he lives and works.

For more information about the family medicine clerkship, contact Sarah Albosstani: sarah.albosstani@bswhealth.org or 214.818.7975.


Internal Medicine

Uyen-Thi Cao, MD
Co-Clerkship Director
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Dr. Cao received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and her medical degree from UTHSC in San Antonio. She completed her internal medicine residency at UT Houston, where she served as chief medical resident in 2004. She is on the faculty at Baylor University Medical Center as well as a Clinical Associate Professor for the Texas A&M College of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a hospitalist with Hospital Medicine of Dallas.

William J. Christensen, MD
Co-Clerkship Director

Dr. Christensen received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from UTMB in Galveston, Texas, in 1989. He completed his residency in 1992 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He is currently practicing with Medprovider and is an attending at Baylor University Medical Center. In addition to being a Clerkship Co-Director for A&M students in internal medicine, he is also actively involved in the teaching and mentoring of medicine residents at Baylor Medical Center. Christensen is a fellow of the American College of Internal Medicine.

For more information about the internal medicine clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Alicia Gore:
alicia.gore@bswhealth.org or 214.820.0300.


OB-GYN

Adrianne Browning, MD
Co-Clerkship Director

Dr. Browning received her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She completed her residency in 2010 at Baylor University Medical Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Browning is currently a Hospitalist with Baylor University Medical Center and serves as a Key Clinical Faculty in the Obstetrics Gynecology Residency Program. Browning is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Texas Medical Association.

Leslie Havemann, MD
Co-Clerkship Director

Dr. Havemann received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, and her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She completed her residency in 2004 at Exempla St Joseph Hospital in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Havemann is currently a Hospitalist with Baylor University Medical Center and serves as Clinical Faculty in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. Dr. Havemann is a board-certified member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

For more information about the OB-GYN clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Gloria Sampson, gloria.sampson@bswhealth.org, 214-865-3690.


Pediatrics

Rebecca Prengler, MD
Clerkship Director

Dr. Prengler completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Dallas in 2007, her medical degree at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, her pediatrics residency training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, and a Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship, also at WASU. She has been a practicing pediatrician at Girls to Women Health and Wellness in Dallas since 2016 and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

For more information about the pediatric clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Nemika Meely, nemika.meely@bswhealth.org, 214-818-6497.


Psychiatry

Sid Kelt, MD
Clerkship Director

Dr. Kelt received his medical degree from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1983. He completed his residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, in Dallas, where he became chief resident. Kelt is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He currently practices with Thorntree Psychiatric Associates.

For more information about the psychiatry clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator David Jones:
David.Jones2@bswhealth.org or 214.818.1699


Radiology

Amy Haberman, MD, RDMS, RVT
Clerkship Director

Dr. Haberman completed her undergraduate degree at University of Texas at Dallas. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Brach in Galveston. She pursued her post-graduate training as a Surgical intern at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, as a Diagnostic Radiology resident at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and then as an Abdominal Imaging fellow at Duke University in Durham. She currently practices at American Radiology Associates, Baylor University Medical Center, and is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology.

For more information about the surgery clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Mia Raymond:
mia.raymond@bswhealth.org or 214.820.3387.


Surgery

Geoffrey Funk, MD
Clerkship Director

Dr. Funk received his undergraduate degrees from Texas A&M University, his medical degree from the Texas A&M College of Medicine, and completed his residency training in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center. He completed a surgical critical care fellowship training program in 2010 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Funk is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, currently practices with Urgent Surgery Associates, PA and is on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center where he serves as a Key Clinical Faculty in the General Surgery Residency Program.

Kara Monday, MD
Associate Clerkship Director

Dr. Monday received her undergraduate degree from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and her medical degree from The Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee.  She completed a General Surgical Internship and residency in 2016 at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, and a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care in 2017 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.  Dr. Monday is currently an attending physician of trauma, acute care surgery, and surgical critical care at Urgent Surgery Associates/North Texas Critical Care and serves as clinical faculty in the Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Residency programs.  Dr. Monday is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

For more information about the surgery clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Sarah Stein:
Sarah.Stein@BSWHealth.org or 214.820.5546


Clerkship Coordinator Contact Information

Physical Address
3600 Gaston Avenue
Wadley Tower, 2nd Floor, Suites 280 and 285
Dallas, TX 75246
Fax: 214.865.3699 (Suite 280) and 214.865.3698 (Suite 285)

Raju Mathew
Business Coordinator
Phone: 214.820.9575
raju.mathew@bswhealth.org

Irene Franklin
Dermatology, Pathology, M4 Electives, and Visiting Students
Phone: 214.865.3675
irene.franklin@bswhealth.org

Kelley Park
Academic Navigator
Phone: 214.865.4482
kelley.park@bswhealth.org

David Jones
Student Affairs Coordinator
Phone:  214.818.1699
david.Jones2@bswhealth.org

CLINICAL EDUCATION LOCATIONS

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) is a nationally recognized faith based not-for-profit hospital that cares for more than 300,000 people each year. In 1903, the hospital opened with 25 beds; today it is a major patient care, teaching and research center for the Southwest. Baylor Dallas has 914 licensed beds and serves as the flagship hospital of Baylor Scott & White Health-North Texas.
Hospital Facts (Fiscal Year 2020)

  • 39,217admissions (including newborns)
  •  3,359 babies born
  •  210,513 patient days​
  •  122,255 outpatient visits
  •  101,080 emergency room (inpatient + outpatient) visits
  •  914 licensed beds (including 128 ICU)
  •  6.27 days, average length of patient’s stay
  •  1,057 physicians
  •  2,200 registered nurses, 89% with BSN
  •  270 medical residents and fellows
  •  4,943 employees

Cook Children's Medical Center

Cook Children's Health Care System operates more than 60 pediatric medical and specialty clinic offices throughout Texas. The system has more than 4,000 employees and serves a primary area of six North Texas counties - Tarrant, Johnson, Hood, Parker, Wise and Denton with an additional 126-county referral market, encompassing 47 percent of the state.

  • Founded in 1929
  • 429 licensed beds
  • Level II Pediatric Trauma
  • Consistently named in the U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Guide

University Behavioral Health Denton

Serving North Texas and surrounding areas, University Behavioral Health Denton has provided a range of programs treating mental health illnesses and substance abuse issues since 2005. Its inpatient and day hospital services offer supportive and compassionate care for children, adolescents, adults and mature adults through specialty programs that are tailored to meet the needs of its patients.