Director’s Welcome

Peter Catinella, M.D., M.P.H.

Welcome to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Department of Family Medicine - Transmountain. Our residency program seeks outstanding family physicians with extensive procedural skills, robust behavioral health training, exceptional diagnostic skills, and a firm foundation and passion for community outreach. Our goal is to alleviate the physician shortage of the Paso del Norte region as well as the United States through a rich, multicultural residency training experience. Our clinic provides care at the intersection of New Mexico, Mexico and Texas which offers a unique and unparalleled experience in medical training. We strive to elevate the quality of life to those in need of our services by discovering and implementing best care practices. 

Our department is part of the Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso Transmountain multispecialty clinic providing high-quality outpatient care. At full capacity, the Transmountain 100,000-square-foot building will house 46 physicians and 102 medical residents in the fields of family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry. Additional residencies and fellowships may follow.

Blake Busey, D.O., F.A.A.F.P.
Assistant Professor and Program Director


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