Mercedes Giles, MD

Mercedes Giles, MD
Resident Physician

Dr. Giles joined The Department of Family Medicine in 2015.  She is a resident physician in training at The Family Medicine Clinic - Island East. Dr. Giles earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Giles earned her Doctorate of Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine also in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Giles is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Neonatal Life Support (ANLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).  

Dr. Giles’s academic and clinical interests include Community Medicine, Advocacy & Health Policy, Research and Global Health.

  A Personal Note from Dr. Giles  

My journey to becoming a physician has not been straightforward but I have gained life experience and learned more about myself along the way. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA by my mother who worked as a Registered Nurse. She instilled in me, the importance of a strong work ethic and completing any task that I start. My interest in medicine began with watching her give the best care to her patients no matter their circumstances or social status. I knew that I wanted to carry that mantle in some capacity.

Immediately after college, I worked in a research lab at Emory University for a short period of time. During the economic down-turn, my career took an unexpected change toward service in education. I became an AmeriCorps member and tutored students who were falling behind in math. During this time, I felt far away from my dream of becoming a physician but little did I know, the skills that I gained were leading me closer to my destination. When I finally started medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine, I realized that my detour served a purpose. Everything I did along the way was not only preparing to be a great physician, but to become a Family physician.

My education at Morehouse garnered my interest in serving the underserved and understanding policy and advocacy to improve access to quality care for everyone. Here at UTMB, I have been able to explore my interests in much more depth and I can see the difference that genuine compassion has in the lives of my patients.

I am thankful for my journey and I am excited about what my future may hold. I look forward to growing into a better person and an excellent physician here in the UTMB Family Medicine Residency Program. 

Practice Location(s):

Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Dr.
Suite 104

Appointment Line:
(409) 772-2166

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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Extended Hours:

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

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