Gastroenterology Opportunity at Private Practice in Houston, TX

St. Joseph Medical Center
Facility: St. Joseph Medical Center 
Address: 1401 St. Joseph Parkway 
Houston, TX 77002 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Gastroenterology 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Steward Health Care is seeking a BC/BE Gastroenterologist for a busy private practice in downtown Houston. The new physician will be joining 1 other Gastroenterologist, a solo practitioner who has been practicing for 34 years, and will see patients on both an Inpatient and Outpatient basis. Expected work hours are 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday with call scheduled every other weekend. All procedures will be done at St Joseph Medical Center, however the practice is conveniently located in the MOB right next door.

Ideal candidates must be proficient in therapeutic ERCP's and EUS, routine core GI procedures, be hardworking and have good bedside manners. 

  • Willing to consider both MD and DO candidates who are fellowship trained
  • Must be licensed or in the process of being licensed in the state of Texas
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required
  • Employed position

Medical Center Overview


St. Joseph's Medical Center, located in downtown Houston, is a general acute care, Level III trauma hospital with over 400 beds. It has 17 main operating rooms, 3 endoscopy suites, 5 women's operating rooms and a 12 bed labor and delivery floor. The hospital offers a full scope of services including: vascular, plastics, bariatric, neurosurgery, orthopedics and pediatrics.

For 125 years St. Joseph Medical Center has provided an ever-increasing range of services to residents in the Greater Houston area. SJMC is a physician-owned hospital that brings world-class medical expertise and compassion to the care of every patient. As the first and only downtown hospital in the nation’s fourth largest city, St. Joseph was the first to become a teaching facility and provide maternity care, emergency medicine, x-ray technology and more. 

Specialty services provided by the medical center include an advanced wound care center, behavioral medicine, blood conservation and management services, occupational medicine, sports medicine and rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging, and Corporate Healthcare Connection, a partnership with Houston’s corporate businesses that provides expedited care to their employees. 

St. Joseph Medical Center is proud to work with over 800 board certified physicians; the center employs over 1,500 medical professionals and staff. The hospital facility covers eight city blocks and is conveniently located on the edge of Houston’s downtown near the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Interstate 45.

Community Overview

Why Houston?

Houston. The very name instantly brings to mind the rich history of the Wild West and the futuristic tone of the Space Race. As one of the largest cities in the nation in both area (9th) and population (4th), Houston offers an unparalleled blend of history, art, modern and future technology, sunshine, beach life, champion professional sports teams and excellent educational institutions. 

Home to more than 2.3 million people stretched across 655 square miles, Houston is also home to Bush International Airport, providing access to destinations around the nation and globe. With one of the lower costs of living for such a highly populated city, Houston combines affordable living and high quality of life with world-class amenities. 

Houston Culture and Museums

The fine city of Houston has the rare distinction of having four residential professional companies in the arts of ballet, opera, symphony and theater. Additionally, Houston is home to six unique cultural districts, including one of the nation’s largest museum districts. In fact, there are 20 museums within walking distance of each other! 

The Children’s Museum in Houston has been named as one of the best in the nation. The city also has a stellar zoo. Another treasure of Houston is found in the Menil Collection, home to the private collection of John and Dominique de Menil. With a vast range of eras represented, the Menil Collection is one of the finest privately assembled collections in the country. The de Menils opened the museum in June of 1987 desiring to share their collection with the world. Lastly, don’t miss the Health Museum; an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute, the Health Museum allows visitors to explore health sciences and the workings of the human body. 

Theater and Music

Houston’s offerings in culture go far beyond just museums. Theater in Houston ranges from Broadway shows to repertory productions at Alley Theater, to the modern, outside-the-box offerings of Catastrophic Theatre. Concerts featuring megastars are often held at the Toyota Center. Mid-sized facilities, such as the renowned House of Blues, host incredible acts in a more intimate setting. Any night of the week, you can find incredible musicians, both established and up-and-coming, as well as singer-songwriters, at one of the many mid-sized and smaller musical venues. 


In addition to musical acts and theatrical offerings, the nightlife in Houston has something for everyone. From DJs in high-energy dance clubs to honky tonks, from sports bars to wine bars to microbreweries, the nightlife options are endless. 


Featuring more than 10,000 restaurants and representing cuisine from over 70 countries and regions, the food scene in Houston is one of the best in the nation. As a result of the amazing options, residents of Houston dine out more than residents in any other city (4.1 times per week on average, as opposed to the national average of 3.1). The average cost per meal is also lower than the national average – another way Houston’s cost of living makes it such a phenomenal place to call home. According to, there are more than 300 food trucks, 20 farm-to-table restaurants and over 100 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants. 

Outside the City

If you’re seeking adventures outside the Houston city limits, you’re in luck. Day trips and outings just a few minutes away from downtown are plentiful. The largest urban wilderness preserve in the country, Armand Bayou Nature Center, features hiking trails, as well as guided pontoon and canoe tours along the 2,500 acres. More than 370 different species of animals call this place home. 

Another close destination, Galveston Island, is home to several attractions, including Moody Gardens and Moody Mansion, Bishop’s Palace and unparalleled bird watching. Other unique opportunities include the National Museum of Funeral History and, of course, NASA’s Johnson Space Center. 


As of 2017, the housing market in Houston holds strong. With an increase in inventory (3.9 month supply), a decrease in average days on market (61) and an average price increase of less than 4%, Houston homeowners find houses are in the sweet spot of affordable, yet sellable. The average sell price, according to the Houston Association of Realtors, is $285,858 – that’s up 2.7% over a year ago. Townhomes and condominiums have also seen a surge in sales, with a 5.8% increase over October 2016. The rental market has increased markedly, at 13.6%. 


Whether you are moving to Houston to raise a family or continue in your own higher education, educational opportunities abound. Across several independent school districts, as well as private schools, primary education is a primary focus of this fair city. The Houston Independent School District is the seventh largest district in the United States and serves more than 200,000 students. In addition to a focus on academic excellence and opportunities, top-level athletic and other extracurricular activities abound in Houston. Additionally, the HISD offers the ability to apply for magnet specialty schools through their school choice program. The magnet schools offer focuses on college readiness; science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics emphasis; gifted programs; fine arts; and language programs. 

In addition to exceptional grade-school education, there are many opportunities in higher education. Boasting one of the country’s top schools, Rice University is one of 14 major secondary institutions. Others include the University of Houston, University of St. Thomas, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Southern, and Sam Houston State. Additionally, there are community colleges along with trade schools and online universities for non-traditional students. 


If you are a sports enthusiast, Houston is the city for you! Featuring professional teams in football, baseball, basketball and soccer, it truly is a town for every fan. Having won the 2017 World Series, the Astros become the third professional team to win a championship, joining soccer’s Dynamos and basketball’s Rockets. In addition to professional sports, minor league teams, semi-pro teams and collegiate teams provide spectator entertainment beyond the major sports: roller derby, rugby, women’s basketball, women’s football and other sporting events abound.

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care, the largest private hospital operator in the United States, is a physician-led health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where patients live.


Contact Information
Contact: Kristin Castillo 
Phone: 713-454-3505
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