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Meet our Surgeons

General & Bariatric Surgeons

Richard D. Alford, MD
Dr. Richard Alford is board certified in general surgery with continuing advanced training in laparoscopic bariatric surgery.  He completed medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.  He is an experienced bariatric surgeon who performs laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and vertical sleeve gastrectomy as well as revisions.  Dr. Alford is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery and a Member of the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.  He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery with the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, and has previously served as Chief of Medical Staff at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.

Michael W. Steines, MD
Dr. Michael Steines is board certified in general surgery with continuing advanced training in laparoscopic bariatric surgery.  He completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He is an experienced bariatric surgeon who performs laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and vertical sleeve gastrectomy as well as revisions.  Dr. Steines is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery and a Member of the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.  He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery with the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, and is on the Board of Directors for the St. Joseph Regional Health Care System.

Kimiye Cabrera, MD
Dr. Kimiye Cabrera joined St. Joseph in 2011, after spending six years in Chinle, Arizona.  There, she was a surgeon for the Indian Health Service on part of the Navajo reservation.  She was also Medical Director of the health service's Breast Clinic. The daughter of two Christian physicians, Dr. Cabrera grew up knowing she wanted to use her gifts to contribute to something bigger than herself.  She chose to become a surgeon because she enjoys seeing people get better. With a father in the Army, Dr. Cabrera has roots in several places, including Oregon, Tennessee, South Korea and Texas.  She and her husband met while receiving undergraduate degrees at Baylor, where she graduated first in her class.  Her Medical Degree is from Oregon Health Sciences University, in Portland, and she completed her general surgery residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington.

Following her time in Arizona, Dr. Cabrera was attracted to St. Joseph because of its mission to serve the needy with compassion.   She and her husband, who is a child psychiatrist, believe Bryan-College Station is a great place to raise a family. When she's not at work, Dr. Cabrera is a mom and wife.  The Cabreras have two young boys whom she chauffeurs to taekwondo, gymnastics and violin.   She likes to read and work in the yard and tries to get some skiing or snowboarding in once a year.

 

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