Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Program Leadership

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program - Houston, TX

Eugene Toy, MD, FACOG Eugene C. Toy, MD, FACOG
Program Director

Dr. Toy attended Baylor College of Medicine, and then completed a residency in Family Medicine at Ventura County Medical Center (UCLA Affiliate) in Ventura, CA. After practicing in family medicine for two years, he completed his obstetrics/gynecology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston at LBJ Hospital. Since residency, Dr. Toy has been associated with Houston Methodist Hospital (previously St Joseph Hospital) Ob/Gyn Residency, as a faculty member, associate program director, and program director. Dr. Toy has a long record of leadership in medical education, and has been awarded numerous awards for excellence in teaching including the John McGovern Award twice from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is currently President Elect of the Texas Association of Ob/Gyn and Chair of Section 4 of American College of Ob/Gyn District XI. He examines ob/gyn physicians for board certification. He is also the creator and primary author of the popular Case Files book series published by McGraw-Hill, which has 20 titles, most of which have been translated into more than 18 different languages. His clinical interests are obstetrical ultrasound, fetal heart rate monitoring, medical education, placental diseases, primary care, and medical leadership. An avid runner, Dr. Toy has recently completed his sixth marathon, including the Boston Marathon.

Konrad Harms, MD, FACOG Konrad Harms, MD, FACOG
Associate Program Director
Director of Mentorship Program and Assistant Clerkship Director

Dr. Harms graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed his ob/gyn residency training at St Joseph Hospital. He completed a Fellowship in Medical Leadership at the CHRISTUS Academy, and a mini-fellowship in Urodynamic Testing. He has been honored by numerous teaching awards including the CREOG Excellence in Teaching Award, and Faculty of the Year. He serves as Treasurer for the Houston Gynecologic Obstetrical Society, and currently serves as Department Chairman of the Ob/Gyn at St Joseph Medical Center. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, urologic evaluation, and outpatient gynecology. He is board certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Gizelle Brooks-Carter, MD, FACOG Gizelle Brooks-Carter, MD, FACOG
Academic Faculty

Dr. Brooks-Carter graduated from New York University where she majored in Biochemistry and minored in Mathematics. Dr. Brooks-Carter received her medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, a Columbia University affiliate, in New York City. Dr. Brooks-Carter is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Brook-Carter's clinical area of interest is cervical dysplasia. She is a member of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. In 2007, Dr. Brooks-Carter received the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award, an award established to recognize outstanding teachers in OB/GYN medical education.

Priti P. Schachel, MD, FACOG Priti P. Schachel, MD, FACOG
Co-Director of Academic Curriculum
Director of Evidence Based Learning and Co-Director of Competencies


Dr. Schachel has been a core faculty member of Houston Methodist-Houston Obstetrics and Gynecology Program since 2007. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Houston Baptist University in Biology and Chemistry. She attended medical school at The University of Health Science Center at San Antonio. She received her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Christus St. Joseph Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency program. After 5 years in private practice, she returned to the academic setting, bringing a wealth of practical information from the private sector. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Weill Medical College. She is a reviewer for the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine. In her role as Director of Evidence Based Learning, she supervises the residency journal club, and assures that residents understand how to access the literature and use it in clinical settings. She is also the Co-Director of Academic Curriculum, Co-Director of Competency Assessment, and works on accurate evaluations and feedback to residents. Her clinical interests are obstetric ultrasonography and office gynecology. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Christopher Hobday, MD Christopher Hobday, MD
Site Coordinator, Houston Methodist Hospital

Dr. Hobday obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas - Dallas with a major in Biology and Chemistry. He attended medical school at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He received his obstetrics and gynecology training at the University of Texas - Houston, LBJ Program. He was elected Chief Resident for his final year in residency. Dr. Hobday was awarded the Methodist Perry Klein Excellent Resident of the Year in 2007. His academic interests include adolescent ob/gyn, adnexal masses, minimally invasive surgery (traditional and DaVinci), cervical dysplasia, and resident education and development. His hobbies include travel and food. He also enjoys spending time with his family. He is board eligible by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.