Meet Our Residents

2012 - 2013 Medical Residents

William Dirksen, MD
Vice President

Daniel Vijjeswarapu, MD
Associate Director

Deeni De La Rosa, MD
Chief Resident

Fabricio Gerardo, MD
Chief Resident

Victoria Rodriguez, MD
Chief Resident

Pediatric Level III

Karla Araujo, MD

Eric Baggerman, MD

Dilli Bhurtel, MD

Resham Kaur, MD

Eun A. Kim, MD

Erin Lindholm, MD

Na Liu, MD

Grace Lucas, MD

Dolores Medina, MD

Brinda Mehta, MD

Sanjeet Panda, MD

Mercy Rajesh, MD

Ajay Singh, MD

Katrina Visenio, MD

Avery Wright, DO

Lilly Zhu, MD

Pediatric Level II

Timi Adepoju, MD

Manzi Akande, MD

Nazish Azim, MD

Anitha Ezekiel, MD

Hari Gourabathini, MD

Yanni Livaditis, MD

Eduardo Mancia, MD

Saloni Paudel, DO

Jennifer Potonia, DO

Eric Purifoy, MD

Fiona Tagari, MD

Chau Tran, DO

Julio Valdez, MD

Pediatric Level I

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

Nadin Mansour, MD

Ayesha Mohiuddin, MD

Anis Nourani, MD

Kolawole Odumusi, MD

Marcial Oquendo, MD

Sai Surapa Raju, MD

Jeffrey Salomon, MD

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) 694-5444
VijjeswarapuDaniel(361) 694-5465
DulaneyMichael(361) 694-4069

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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...

12th annual Radiothon will broadcast live from Driscoll Children's Hospital

March 05, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - On Friday, March 7, K-99 (KRYS 99.1 FM) will team up with Driscoll Children's Hospital for the 12th annual Radiothon. The one-day event will be broadcasted live from the main lobby at Driscoll Children's Hospital beginning at 6 a.m. Listeners can tune in to hear patients, parents, physicians and staff share inspirational...

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...