Armin Valdes, M.D. – Communications Chief Resident
Hey, I’m Armin. El Paso is an amazing city where you will find unique pathology, good food and amazing people; the latter is what makes this place wonderful.
Our patients are truly appreciative of what we do for them. The best part of the day is exiting the ED doors knowing you helped people in need, and in return you received the gratifying payment of a sincere smile.
I love our community! I encourage you to explore the website, reach out to the chief residents, or come and visit if possible!
Patrick Asay, M.D. - Education Chief Resident
As a transplant from Idaho/Utah, I didn't know much about El Paso before interviewing for residency. After meeting the residents and faculty during the interview season, El Paso immediately rose to the top of my rank list.
El Paso is truly a hidden gem. Apart from unique pathology, incredible work schedule and wonderful patient population, I was really excited about the idea of developing Spanish language skills (I only knew a few colors and numbers beforehand). I have really enjoyed my two years here thus far and would definitely choose El Paso again if I were given the chance.
Khris Faiss, D.O. - Administrative Chief Resident
Hi, everyone. I’m Khris. Originally from Nevada and the West Coast, more broadly.
I made the right choice with coming to West Texas for our program. TTUHSC El Paso is uniquely situated to handle emergencies that come to us from both sides of the border. Our program is the oldest EM program in Texas and always striving to make changes that elevate our education. Our patient population is so humble and grateful for our care too.
El Paso itself is a great community, whether you are raising a family, enjoy outdoor activities, social/night life, or travel. Feel free to reach out with questions!