Contact us

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone directly about our program, please contact Blessing Adebanjo, MSW, Administrative Director, or call (281) 588-8314.

How to apply

Applications will be accepted via ERAS only and requires participation in the NRMP. ERAS# 2204800363 | NRMP# 2211220C0

Welcome letter

Dear Applicant, we are delighted to introduce you to our program. As a brand new obstetrics and gynecology residency, we can offer an exceptional training experience combined with the opportunity to become a leader. Our highest goal is to train obstetrician/gynecologists to be fully prepared and completely confident as they begin a career in the service of women and their families. The founding five residents developed the following statement: “Our mission is to serve the Gynecologic and Obstetric needs of individuals in the West Houston Community by providing excellent, high quality care. We aim to serve our diverse population by creating a compassionate, warm and welcoming atmosphere that promotes health education and advocacy”.

We are fully supported by our partners in this endeavor: the University of Houston, Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) Graduate Medical Education, HCA Houston Healthcare West Hospital (HHHW) and The Hope Clinic. HHHW is a well-respected community hospital in the rapidly growing “Energy Corridor” of Houston, seeing approximately 2,500 deliveries a year, and over 600 major Gynecologic procedures annually. Additionally, it has a 28 bed ICU and an ER that sees Approximately 56,000 visits annually. Starting PGY-2, residents will also rotate at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, the largest maternity care center in Texas, performing approximately 11,000 deliveries annually with every sub specialty of OB/GYN well represented.

Hope Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a focus on culturally competent care, serving one of the most diverse immigrant and local populations anywhere in the nation. For information about the truly inspirational and exciting trajectory of the University of Houston’s College of Medicine, please read the message from the Dean, Dr. Steven Spann. The combination of exemplary Houston-based organizations with national expertise and resources allows our residents to truly consider the global while working intently to address the local.

Some special features of the program include an emphasis on resident leadership within the program. By empowering our residents to be involved with all relevant committees at the hospital, clinic, corporate and academic levels, they become fully engaged as steak holders and gain extensive education in the non-clinical aspects of medicine. Clinical learning is focused on being indispensable members of the inpatient and outpatient teams, and is enhanced through 4 hours a week of protected, structured didactic time. There are also requirements for a scholarly research project, a systems-based quality improvement project, and an advocacy and education rotation PGY-3, with the opportunity for a wide variety of electives after PGY-2 that take advantage of the unparalleled healthcare system in Houston.

Lastly, but certainly not least, is our daily commitment to creating a culture of trust, inclusion and wellness. No matter the extensive resources of a program or its academic pedigree, we believe that nothing in any healthcare organization is more valuable than the people involved. Therefore, it only makes sense to invest in our well-being as individuals and as a group. We make time to do the things that bring us joy, including serving our patients and furthering our education.

We hope to see you during one of our interview sessions and welcome questions.

All the best,
Dr. Hillary Boswell M.D. FACOG


HCA Houston Healthcare's Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency is a newly ACGME accredited four-year program accepting 5 residents per year.

As a brand new obstetrics and gynecology residency, we can offer an exceptional training experience combined with the opportunity to become a leader. Our highest goal is to train OBGYNs to be fully prepared and completely confident as they begin a career in the service of women and their families.

The obstetrics and gynecology program is offered at HCA Houston Healthcare West, a well-respected community hospital in the rapidly growing “Energy Corridor” of Houston. This hospital sees approximately 2,500 deliveries a year, and over 600 major gynecologic procedures annually. Additionally, it has a 28 bed ICU and an ER that sees approximately 56,000 visits annually. Starting PGY-2, residents will also rotate at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, which contains the largest maternity care center in Texas, performing approximately 11,000 deliveries annually with every sub specialty of OBGYN well represented.

Residents will also spend time training at HOPE Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a focus on culturally competent care, serving one of the most diverse immigrant and local populations anywhere in the nation.

It is our daily commitment to create a culture of trust, inclusion, and wellness. No matter the extensive resources of a program or its academic pedigree, we believe that nothing in any healthcare organization is more valuable than the people involved. Therefore, it only makes sense to invest in our well-being as individuals and as a group. We make time to do the things that bring us joy, including serving our patients and furthering our education.

OBGYN Residency Program Highlights

Leadership opportunities: Some special features of the program include an emphasis on resident leadership within the program. By empowering our residents to be involved with all relevant committees at the hospital, clinic, corporate and academic levels, they become fully engaged as steak holders and gain extensive education in the non-clinical aspects of medicine.

Research focused: There are also requirements for a scholarly research project, a systems-based quality improvement project, and an advocacy and education rotation, with the opportunity for a wide variety of electives that take advantage of the unparalleled healthcare system in Houston.

OBGYN practice continuity clinic: As a teaching site, Hope Clinic will no doubt prepare you for a career in women's healthcare. Hope Clinic provides care to over 13,000 patients a year, regardless of their ability to pay. Hope clinic also serves a multilingual/multinational patient clientele with staff and providers caring for patients in over 14 languages. The clinic has a multidisciplinary approach and provides comprehensive health care for our patients.

University of Houston academic partnership: Our academic partner, The University of Houston, is a Tier 1 University with multiple recognitions in several disciplines, research, community outreach/leadership, and innovation. The HCA Houston Healthcare/University of Houston College of Medicine Consortium offers tailored curricula to make our residents the best practitioners in their respective field. Our wealth of expertise and resources provide residents with a personalized, innovative evidence-based training; allowing us to champion the practice of medicine for a healthier world.

HCA Healthcare affiliation: Upon completion of an HCA Healthcare residency or fellowship, physician trainees will have received an innovative, high-quality experience and have access to employment opportunities at HCA Healthcare facilities across the country. With more than 200 residency programs and 4,000 residents in training, HCA Healthcare is host to the largest GME network in the country; allowing us to turn residents into practitioners in the communities that we serve.

List of leadership and faculty

Dr. Hillary Boswell M.D. FACOG

As a young girl Hillary Boswell was fortunate to experience living in a variety of cultures (Japan, Libya and Saudi Arabia) which greatly influenced her love of travel and her deep appreciation for the perspective it provides. She attended high school in Tucson, Arizona where she met her future husband Dr. Carl E. Allen, then moved on to Columbia University in the City of New York to earn her bachelors in Biology. Following a year in Tokyo teaching English and traveling around Asia, she moved to Columbus, Ohio where she worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital before starting medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

She spent a year doing research in a laboratory studying high risk pregnancy treatments, which confirmed her desire to pursue a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completion of her residency, she moved to Houston, Texas to pursue fellowship training in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. For a dozen years Dr. Boswell worked in private practice, developing a reputation for providing gynecologic care to girls and young women. During this time she became a champion for prevention and sexual health education, organizing multiple conferences for girls and families, speaking on local and national television, and becoming the first “Girlologist” in the Houston area.

She is absolutely thrilled to be devoting the next chapter of her career to graduate medical education, and is excited by the tremendous opportunity to be part of creating an exceptional OB/GYN training program that is supported by HCA Healthcare, The Hope Clinic and the University of Houston.

Dr. Boswell most enjoys time and travel with her two children and husband, but strives to go to Yoga class as often as possible. On most Sundays she can be found in her kitchen getting ready for an impromptu dinner party.

Faculty

  • Dr. Dama Ziworitin - Core Faculty
  • Dr. Jorge Orezzoli - Core Faculty
  • Dr. Romany Gawargious-Hana - Core Faculty
  • Dr. Ameer Touadrous - Core Faculty
  • Dr. Fatimah Lalani - Core Faculty
  • Dr. Peter Lotze - Core Faculty / Sub-specialty Faculty
  • Dr. Brian Kirshon - Sub-specialty Faculty
  • Dr. Ziad Haidar - Sub-specialty Faculty
  • Dr. Jason Griffith - Sub-specialty Faculty
  • Dr. Craig Witz - Faculty
  • Dr. Terri Pustilnik - Sub-specialty Faculty
  • Joanie Hare - Faculty
  • Jason Griffith - Sub-specialty Faculty
  • Dr. Alexa Clapp - Sub-specialty Faculty
  • Dr. Michael Bevers - Sub-specialty Faculty
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bonefas - Sub-specialty Faculty
  • Dr. Concepcion Diaz-Arrastia - Sub-specialty Faculty
  • Dr. Celestine Tung - Sub-specialty Faculty
  • Dr. Eric Peterson - Faculty
  • Dr. Samuel Fekry - Faculty