Steve Gates, DO, FACOI



Steven L. Gates, D.O. is a Corpus Christi physician that is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics.  He is currently Vice President of Graduate Medical Education for Corpus Christi Medical Center.  He has been with this hospital in the Graduate Medical Education Department for almost 11 years.  He currently also serves as the Designated Institutional Official, Director of Medical Education, and the Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency Program Director.  He has been in Graduate Medical Education Leadership for over 18 years. He is Adjunct Faculty for the University Of North Health Science Center Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine. He has held many leadership positions including Past-President of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, Chair of TMF Health Quality Institute, as well as former Chair of the Bureau of Osteopathic Medical Educators. He currently serves on the AOA Council of Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training. He has also served Chairman on the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Education.  He has also held many positions with the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators. Dr. Gates received his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also received his Pharmacy Degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  He has been practicing in Texas as a physician since 1986.

Acute Delirium

Acute Delirium Session Description  This session will focus on Acute Delirium as it affects primarily the Geriatric population.  The topics will include definitions, impact, epidemiology, as well as pathogenesis.  It will review some of the common causes, risk factors, precipitating causes, as well as some common drugs that can cause this condition. This session will also review prevention as well as treatment and management.  At the end of this session, each attendee should have a better understanding of the impact of this in our population.


1. Define Acute Delirium as well as review the impact on our populations

2. Review Common Causes of Acute Delirium and Preventive strategies

3. Review presentations, both typical and atypical, as well as evaluation strategies

4. Discuss the impact this condition has on patients, families, and healthcare

5. Review the management of acute delirium