New Chief Medical Officer to Facilitate TTUHSC El Paso/Tenet Collaboration
Gustavo “Gus” Martell, M.D., FACOG, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus — the nation’s newest teaching hospital. In collaboration with Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso (TTP El Paso) at Transmountain, the hospital will help serve the health care needs of El Paso and Southern New Mexico, all while providing a world-class training facility for medical students and residents.
Whereas hospital CMOs are typically hired and employed by the hospital, Dr. Martell will serve in this new role as an employee of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), reflecting the unique collaboration between the University and The Hospitals of Providence.
In this important role, Dr. Martell will be the primary liaison to hospital management for matters relating to the hospital’s medical staff. He will also be responsible for fostering a positive and productive teaching environment by reinforcing the hospital’s unique culture as an academic teaching facility composed of full-time and community faculty.
As the hospital’s clinical leader, Dr. Martell will also oversee clinical operations to ensure that patients at the hospital receive the highest quality of care.
Dr. Martell brings to TTUHSC El Paso an extensive background, including 22 years of clinical and progressive health care management experience in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. A native of El Paso, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston in 1991, and went on to complete his residency at the Texas Tech Regional Academic Health Sciences Center in El Paso (now TTUHSC El Paso) in 1995.
Dr. Martell was elected Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) by the medical students in his residency program and was chosen for the outstanding resident award in his graduating class. Having personally delivered nearly 7,000 El Pasoans, Dr. Martell’s new leadership role will allow him to continue his legacy of service to the border community.