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 department rests on a hillside overlooking the communities of El Paso, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso Transmountain clinical practice housed in a 100,000-square-foot, multi-specialty clinic building, and provides high-quality outpatient care. At full capacity, the Transmountain location will house 46 physicians and 102 medical residents in the fields of family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, emergency medicine and general surgery. Additional residencies may follow.

Our residency program seeks to alleviate the physician shortage of the Paso Del Norte region and provide a rich bicultural perspective to residency training.  Our proximity to the New Mexico and U.S. - Mexico borders 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 the best-care practices and implementing that care through our physicians and staff.

Peter Catinella, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor and Program Director

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