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Cristie Columbus, MD

Associate Dean, Dallas Campus


College of Medicine


infectious disease, medical education, primary care
infection control, hospital epidemiology

About Dr. Columbus

Cristie Columbus, MD, is an associate dean for the Texas A&M College of Medicine. Her research interests include medical education, infection control and prevention, and hospital epidemiology.

She serves Baylor University Medical Center as chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) and Baylor Scott & White Health-North Division as medical director for epidemiology and infectious diseases and emergency management and infectious diseases. At BUMC, she also serves as director of Graduate Medical Education. Since 2010, Dr. Columbus has served as the program director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship at BUMC.

Dr. Columbus received her Bachelor of Science in zoology from University of Texas, Master's degree and Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She then completed an internship and residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Baylor University Medical Center.

Dr. Columbus is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and of the Subspecialty Board of Infectious Diseases, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Read more about Dr. Columbus in The Conversation.

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