Cintia Dafashy, MD, MS

Resident Physician

Dr. Dafashy joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2019. She is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic – Island East. Dr. Dafashy earned a Bachelor of Arts in cognitive sciences from Rice University in Houston, Texas, a Master of Science in medical sciences from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and a Doctorate of Medicine from Texas A&M University College of Medicine in Bryan, Texas.

Dr. Dafashy is certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Dr. Dafashy's academic and clinical interests include women's health, adolescent medicine, and community outreach.


Growing up in San Antonio and receiving educational training all over Texas has made the decision to stay in Texas for residency an easy one. After working at UTMB prior to medical school, I knew this institution was the place for me, and I am happy to be returning to the island, where the plumerias bloom easy.

I chose Family medicine for the breadth of the field and the longevity of its patient-physician relationships. I am driven by the stories of others, and I hope to provide each patient with that listening ear that will take his story into account under my care. I have a particular interest in adolescent medicine as well as women's health, and am confident that UTMB will train me well in these populations. The community that thrives within Galveston is wildly unique and equally vibrant, and I am excited to serve them.

On the island, you will find me either exploring all food places old and new with my husband and daughter, taking a bike ride down seawall, holding back my dog from swimming for hours in the ocean, or just enjoying that sea breeze and salty skin. Off the island, I enjoy traveling, reading, skiing, and adding miles to my car visiting family and friends.

Cintia Dafashy, MD

Practice Location(s):

Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Dr.
Suite 104

Appointment Line:
(409) 772-2166

Fax Number:


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

After Hours
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