Dr. Murthy Badiga
Dr. Badiga completed medical school in Guntur, India, in 1981. In 1984 he completed a three year post-graduate experience in Jamaica, West Indies, where he practiced internal, primary, and emergency room medicine. In 1985 he began his training in the US. He served as a research associate in Gastroenterology, completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, New York in 1993. He then completed a fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Biliary Endoscopy at the University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Center. He has also received training in Endoscopic Ultrasound at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, and the University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada. Dr. Badiga is double board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He has authored and co-authored several publications including a book chapter on pancreatitis. He has received many accolades and has served on over twenty boards and committees holding many offices and is a member of ASGE. Currently he is the Chairman for the RGI team and is an active member of the Governing Board at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. Dr. Badiga is an avid reader and writer. He enjoys traveling with his family, studying current affairs, politics, and economy. His hobbies include computers/technology and investments.
Dr. S. Behara
Dr. Behara was born and primarily educated in India where he completed medical school and an internship in 1973. He received two Gold Medals from Andhra Medical College for being first in his class. He then traveled to the US to complete his post-graduate training. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in the state of Illinois and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1978 serving four years of service and honorably discharged. In 1978 he became board certified in Internal medicine and board certified in gastroenterology in 1981. He co-founded South Texas Gastroenterology in McAllen, Texas, in 1992. He has over 30 years of experience in Gastroenterology. He is a member of several medical societies including ASGE. On his free time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.
Dr. Carlos Cardenas
Dr. Cardenas has over 20 years of experience in the field of medicine and healthcare management. He is a fourth generation valley native, raised in McAllen. He attended Austin College for undergraduate studies and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, for medical school. He completed his internship and residency in Gastroenterology at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. He became double board certified in internal medicine and Gastroenterology in 1988. In 1992 he co-founded South Texas Gastroenterology in McAllen, Texas. He is a member of several medical societies, including ASGE. He has served as Chairman of the Board at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance since 1996. Dr. Cardenas is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife and sons and is the lead guitar player for a local band, The Renaissance Rockers.
Dr. Ingrid Chacon
Dr. Chacon graduated from the University Of Costa Rica School Of Medicine in 1995. She then traveled to New York to complete her medical training. At New York Medical College she completed her medical internship and residency. In 2005 she completed her Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, and became Board Certified in Gastroenterology. She received numerous awards and honors throughout her medical training and has been published. Dr. Chacon is a member of several medical societies, including ASGE, and has been practicing Gastroenterology in McAllen since 2006. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and playing tennis.
Dr. Asif Zamir
Dr. Zamir completed medical school in Karachi, Pakistan in 1990. He relocated to New York to complete his post-graduate training where he completed a residency and fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center in 1997. He received many accolades throughout his undergrad and post-graduate education and he is double board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He has been in involved in research and has several publications and is a member of numerous medical societies including ASGE. In 1999, Dr. Zamir relocated to McAllen and began private practice. During these past 15 years practicing gastroenterology, Dr. Zamir has participated as an associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC), San Antonio, and has delivered many lectures for the UTHSC Regional Academic Health Center residents. Dr. Zamir enjoys spending time with his family, exercise, fitness, and racquetball.