Hope Cordova, DO, PGY I

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident

Dr. Cordova was born and raised in the small, quaint town of Sulphur Springs, TX. She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from The University of Texas at Austin. She later migrated north to Fort Worth TX where she earned her medical degree from The University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional interest consist of complex thoracic aortic work including endovascular therapies. When outside the hospital setting, she enjoys running, spending time with her husband and three dogs, camping back home in east Texas, recreational target practice and cooking traditional southern meals.
Medical Education:
The University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2016
Undergraduate Education:
University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Bachelor of Science in Human Development
Magna cum laude
Prior Training:
General Surgery Internship, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio TX, 2016-2017
Research Experience:
Department of Molecular biology, Laboratory of Dr. Alan Lambowitz, The University of Texas at Austin, Transgenesis in Xenopus lavis, Dr. Fanglei Zhuang, 2007-2010

 Undergraduate and Post-graduate Work Experience:

  Gross anatomy laboratory at UNTHSC
Performed prosections for use in associated health curriculum
Instructed high school students from Texas Academy of Biomedical Science
Developed integrated curriculum based gross anatomy curriculum 


  Physassist Scribe at Cook Children’s Hospital
Maintained patient documentation for pediatric emergency physicians
Organized and facilitated critical patient care


  Pricilla P. Flawn Child and Family laboratory at UT Austin
Studied and reinforced positive child guidance techniques
Assisted with child interventions based on current early childhood education research


Memberships and Professional Societies:
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Osteopathic Association
Awards and Scholarships:
UNTHSC Alumni Scholarship
Sparks Osteopathic foundation Scholarship
UT Austin Luncheon with President Bill Powers
Retired Faculty and Staff Scholarship
Texas Exes Student Scholarship
James M. Rockwell and Sarah Wade Scholarship
AD Hutchinson Student Endowment Fund Scholarship
Mary E. Gearing Council Scholarship
CJ Davidson Scholarship
Walmart Foundation Scholarship
Carriage House Manor Scholarship