Dr. Corey Shy joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2020. He was born in Decatur, Georgia in 1991 and moved to Biloxi, Mississippi in 1995 where he stayed until 2005 before moving to Lufkin, Texas where he graduated from Lufkin High school in 2009. He went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry at Prairie View A&M University where he graduated magna cum laude in May 2013. In 2013 he enrolled in medical school at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC). He was elected as class CEO of his medical school class for both the 2013 and 2014 academic year and also reenacted the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) on the medical campus and started the Minority Association of Medical Students (MAPS) on the Texas A&M undergrad campus. In 2014 he also served as the Regional MAPS liaison, won regional member of the year for SNMA and was a presenter at the national meeting. In 2016 he was inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society. In May 2017 he graduated from TAMHSC. He went on to complete his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital from 2017-2020. In 2019 he was Co-President for Washington University Minority Medical Association (WUMMA) and also was the leader for the Gateway 180 homeless shelter health initiative. During residency Dr. Shy was exposed to multiple specialties and research opportunities but ultimately discovered a passion for treating and managing a broad spectrum of diseases in an inpatient setting.
In addition to caring for patients in a clinical setting, he also looks forward to teaching and working with medical students and residents and continuing research in quality improvement. In his spare times he loves weight training, golfing, traveling, music and theater.