Meet Our Residents

2014 - 2015 Medical Residents

William Dirksen, MD
Vice President

Daniel Vijjeswarapu, MD
Associate Director

Eric Baggerman, MD
Associate Program Director

Karla Araujo, MD
Chief Resident

Gagan Kooner, MD
Chief Resident

Grace Lucas, MD
Chief Resident

Dolores Medina, MD
Cheif Resident

Pediatric Level III

Timi Adepoju, MD

Manzi Akande, MD

Nazish Azim, MD

Anitha Ezekiel, MD

Hari Gourabathini, MD

Erin Lindholm, MD

Na Liu, MD

Yanni Livaditis, MD

Eduardo Mancia, MD

Nadin Mansour, MD

Kolawole Odumusi, MD

Saloni Paudel, DO

Jennifer Potonia, DO

Eric Purifoy, MD

Chau Tran, DO

Julio Valdes, MD

Pediatric Level II

Umair Abbas, MD

Cheriya Akikimana, MD

Erin Brennan, DO

Marjorie Cua, MD

Stephanie Ghaleb, MD

Veronica Goitia, MD

Jhody-Ann Hendricks, MD

Christine Krier, DO

Zachary Madson, DO

Ayesha Mohiuddin, MD

Anis Nourani, MD

Marcial Oquendo, MD

Jeffrey Salomon, MD

Sai Surapa Raju, MD

Pediatric Level I

Guru Bhoojhawon, MD

Lila Estrada Fajardo, MD

Elizabeth Garcia, MD

Audrey Gonzalez, MD

Cesar Gonzalez de Alba, MD

Jennifer Lammers, DO

Anshu Mahadeo, MD

Fernando Medina, MD

Fernando Molina, MD

Zaineth Nunes Montiel, MD

Neto Okafor, MD

Mekam Okoye, MD

Febina Padiyath, MD

Laith Salih, MD

Vivek Saroha, MD

Sveta Sirash, MD

Moina Snyder, DO

Contact Information

Driscoll Children's Hospital
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

For further information, please call us at (361) 694-5465

Medical Education Contacts
Last NameFirst NamePhone
DirksenWilliam(361) 694-5464
AraujoKarla(361) 694-5463
KoonerGagan(361) 694-5463
MedinaDolores(361) 694-5463
LucasGrace(361) 694-5463
RosalesDedie(361) 694-4069
TurnerDarleen(361) 694-5465
VijjeswarapuDaniel(361) 694-5465
DulaneyMichael(361) 694-4069
ScottYvonne "Bunny"(361) 694-5444

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Healthcare Professionals


Driscoll's kidney transplant recipients come from all over South Texas for annual Reunion

April 28, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - On Saturday, Driscoll Children's Hospital will celebrate seven years of renal transplants with patients and their families at the annual Transplant Reunion. For nearly 10 years, Driscoll's Kidney Center has offered comprehensive kidney care to the children of South Texas, including transplantation, general nephrology...

Valdez brings neurology expertise to Driscoll

February 26, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - Marcos Valdez, MD, has joined Children's Physician Services of South Texas at Driscoll Children's Hospital as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Valdez was previously in private practice in McAllen, Texas for 10 years. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Texas A&M College...

Páez receives certification in pediatric endocrinology

February 17, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - Ana Maria Páez, MD, pediatric endocrinologist at Driscoll Children's Hospital, recently passed an exam administered by the American Board of Pediatrics and is certified in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Páez completed a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center...

Booth receives certification in child abuse pediatrics

February 17, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - Ada Booth, MD, child abuse pediatrician with Driscoll Children's Hospital's Child Abuse Resource Evaluation (CARE) Team, recently passed an exam administered by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and is certified in child abuse pediatrics. Dr. Booth graduated from a child abuse pediatrics fellowship at Nationwide...

Driscoll pediatric cardiologist recognized as distinguished alumnus at Louisiana Tech University

February 17, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - Driscoll pediatric cardiologist Brandon Lane Phillips, MD, FAAP, FACC, was recently recognized by The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University as one of 14 of their 2014 Distinguished Alumni. Chosen alumni have distinguished themselves during their careers and in service...