Message from the Program Directors

Let us welcome you to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine. We serve as the residency program directors for some of the best and brightest ob/gyn residents in the country. Our program has a strong reputation nationwide with a commitment to excellence in resident education.

Our program is located in Houston, the nation’s fourth most populous city, and we serve the patients in the third largest county in the United States, Harris County. Houston is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation, and our patients reflect that diversity. We have an ample patient volume which allows our residents the breadth and depth of clinical experience they need to proficiently care for patients independently upon graduation.

We have over 100 dedicated faculty members that specialize in every facet of obstetrics and gynecology including family planning, fetal intervention, genetics, global health, gynecologic oncology, hospitalist in ob/gyn, maternal fetal medicine, minimally invasive gynecology, pediatric gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, reproductive psychiatry, specialist in general obstetrics and gynecology, and urogynecology. They are talented clinicians, researchers and educators that practice state of the art medicine and reflect the diversity of Houston. They are passionate about resident education. 

Educational opportunities include protected didactic time, dedicated obstetric and gynecologic simulation, numerous multidisciplinary conferences, Morbidity and Mortality conference, REI challenge sessions, quality improvement, and residents as teachers sessions. During the third year, our residents are also offered an elective, and some choose to spend this time in our department’s Malawi clinical site. A completed research project is a requirement for graduation, and our residents present their work at regional and national conferences. Many of our residents pursue fellowship training, and Baylor has a very successful track record of placing residents into fellowship programs. Our goal upon completion of training is a well prepared, proficient ob/gyn that can handle any clinical arena.  We want others to note, ‘That’s a Baylor grad’! 

Our program has full, continued accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education through 2022, but we are dedicated to program improvement, and take measures to innovate in order to deliver the best education in the country. The real strength of our program though are our residents. We have 48 of the most talented and hardworking residents in the country, drawn from all over. Our application process is competitive, and takes into account the full scope of information offered in the Electronic Residency Application Service. We offer many fourth year electives to determine if Baylor is the right fit for you, but this is not a requirement for interview or to match to our program.   

Thank you for taking the time to review our website, and your interest in our program. If you are looking for an outstanding, residency training experience, Baylor College of Medicine may be for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we look forward to meeting you.


Charlie C. Kilpatrick, M.D., MEd
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anitra Beasley, M.D., MPH
Associate Residency Program Director, Ambulatory Education
Assistant Professor, Family Planning
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Manisha Gandhi, M.D.
Associate Residency Program Director, Assessment and Evaluation
Assistant Professor, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Celestine Tung, M.D., MPH
Associate Residency Program Director, Surgical Education
Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology