Christie W. Gooden, MD, MPH is an Abdominal Transplant Surgeon at Medical City Dallas. She finished an American Society of Transplant Surgeons accredited fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she was trained in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. In addition to transplants, Dr. Gooden performs laparoscopic and robotic donor nephrectomies, dialysis access surgery and general surgery.

She graduated from Xavier in 1998 and went on to receive a dual Medical Doctorate and Masters of Public Health in Health Systems Management from Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2002. Dr. Gooden completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center in 2009. During her residency she was a NIH scholar from 2005-2007, working in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cardiovascular Transplant Laboratory.

Prior to Medical City Dallas, Dr. Gooden was at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City where she was the Surgical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program and the Founder and Director of the St. Luke’s Hospital Dialysis Access Center. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine where she has published scientific articles and written a book chapter. K/p>

Outside of academics, Dr. Gooden served as the transplant surgery representative for the Heartland Kidney Network, which oversaw all of the End Stage Renal Disease programs in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa. She also served as the Region 8 representative for the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) Minority Affairs Committee. She was appointed the Director of Quality for all of the transplant programs at St. Luke’s and served as the Chair of the Quality and Patient Safety Committee for St. Luke’s Hospital’s physician group practice.

As Director of the Access Center, Dr. Gooden was able to grow the program to a regional referral center, with patients referred from over 3 hours away. She also presented at regional and national conferences and served on access advisory boards. Prior to leaving, she brought two hemodialysis access related clinical trials to St. Luke’s Hospital. Seeing the need for additional education, she created and put on cannulation camps for regional dialysis staff.


Medical School
Tulane University Health Sciences Center

University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center

American Society of Transplant Surgeons accredited fellowship at the University of Michigan



Procedures & Conditions

  • Liver, kidney and pancreas transplants
  • Laparoscopic and robotic donor nephrectomies
  • Dialysis access surgery
  • General surgery


Transplant Surgery
General Surgery

Office Locations

7777 Forest Lane Building B
Suite 446
Dallas, TX 75203
Phone: (972) 566-8822

Office Hours

Mon - Sun: 8:00am - 4:30pm