Cristie Columbus, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Baylor University Medical Center has a long history of medical education, tracing its origins back to the University of Dallas Medical Department, founded in 1900. From those humble beginnings, Baylor University Medical Center has grown to a 1065 bed teaching hospital, ranked in the top tier in patient satisfaction among teaching hospitals in the country by Consumer Reports and in the top 10% nationally in overall quality of care by The Delta Group. Baylor University Medical Center is an urban tertiary referral center accepting patients from all over North Texas. As the flagship of the Baylor Health Care System, BUMC is an American College of Surgeons Level I trauma-certified facility and provides full service care for patients with all types of medical and surgical needs. We are probably best known for Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Medical and Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pulmonology, Transplantation Services (both solid organ and bone marrow), Trauma Surgery, and Urology. We are certified as a Primary Stroke Care Center and were the first hospital in the US to receive Ventricular Assist Device certification from the Joint Commission.

The combination of education and hands-on training make Baylor University Medical Center one of the most competitive residency programs in the country. We sponsor over 220 residents and fellows in internal medicine and subspecialties, general surgery and subspecialties, obstetrics-gynecology, dermatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology and subspecialties, and pathology and subspecialties, as well as host various resident and fellow rotations from outside institutions. Baylor Medical Center at Garland sponsors a family medicine residency as well. Both institutions have served as training sites for 3rd and 4th year medical students from multiple medical schools within Texas as well as around the country. The faculty, residents and fellows are very excited about the affiliation with TAMHSC-COM and the opportunity to provide clinical training for its students.

This 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.


Contact Information

Department of Medical Education
3500 Gaston Avenue
1-Roberts, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX  75246


Kirsten Ryan
Executive Assistant