Dr. Cardenas was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and grew up in his hometown of Corpus Chritisi, TX. He studied biochemistry in college at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. He completed medical school at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. After completing his internal medicine training at UTSW, he started his current position as one of the chief residents of the internal medicine program. He plans to pursue pulmonary and critical care medicine with the long term goal of becoming an academic clinician in the field. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Maeghan Gibson, who is serving on the hospitalist faculty at Clement’s hospital.


Medical School
UT Health Center-San Antonio (2014), Medicine
Southwestern University (2017), Biochemistry

Research Interest

  • Chronic Critical Illness
  • Lymphangioleomyomatosis
  • Severe Snake Envenomation

Honors & Awards

  • 1st Place, Medical Jeopardy Team
    UT Southwestern (2017)
  • 2nd Place, Case Report, 1st Annual Seldin Symposium
    UT Southwestern (2016)
  • 2nd Place, Medical Jeopardy Team
    UT Southwestern (2016)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians (2014)
  • American Medical Association (2012)
  • Texas Medical Association (2012)