B. Christian, Jr. M.D. (AKA Doctor Inside Outside)
Christian was born in
and attended the
United States Air Force Academy
with a B.S. in Engineering Science in 1966. After several years of
active duty in the
Air Force as
a Combat Control Officer,
he was selected in 1969, under Air Force
sponsorship, to attend
School, influenced by
he made his decision to pursue Cardiothoracic Surgery.
From 1973-1978 he
performed his Straight Surgery Internship and General Surgery Residency at
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency was completed in 1980 at
(William Stanford M.D.) which included additional training St. Luke's of
(Derward Lepley M.D., Robert Flemma M.D. and Donald Mullen
had Post Graduate rotations in 1981 observing and learning
from Cardiac Surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital
(Aldo Castenda M.D. and William Norwood M.D.), the University
of Alabama Birmingham (John Kirklin M.D. and Al Pacifico M.D.) and Moffitt Hospital at the
University of California, San Francisco (Paul Ebert M.D.).
Chairman of the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery Department in 1982 with the rank of
left the Air Force for the private practice of Cardiothoracic
and was awarded the
Meritorious Service Medal for
Outstanding Service 1973-1984.
has had a long interest in preventive medicine and he is now
serving as the Medical Director of
Inside Outside Wellness Center & Medical Spa, a clinic
providing Nutritional and Preventive Medicine Services,
High Intensity Low Velocity Strength Training®,
DXA Bone Density, DXA Body Composition and Medical Spa services.
Christian has a special interest in the prevention and
treatment of coronary atherosclerosis, the metabolic syndrome,
essential fatty acid metabolism,
control of chronic low grade inflammation, optimizing aging, reversal of sarcopenia and
through Hi-Lo Strength Training®,
DXA Body Composition & Bone Density evaluation, and
was a member for 35 years of the Texas Transplant Institute/Methodist
Transplantation/Ventricular Assist Device Team and was the
Primary Heart Procurement Surgeon for the team having
participated in 500 heart procurements and transplants. He
remains on the Affiliate Staff of Methodist Hospital.
Christian served as the Supervising Physician for the
Program located in Methodist Plaza for 7 years.
He is a member of the Bexar County Medical Society,
Medical Association, The San Antonio Cardiology Society and
was Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic
Surgery. He was approved by the
United Network for Organ
Sharing (UNOS) as a heart procurement surgeon and he
a member of the Advisory Board of the
Texas Organ Sharing
Alliance (TOSA). Dr.
Christian began serving on the Board of Directors
of the Blood
and Tissue Center Foundation in Jan 2016.
Christian is the only
Physician in San
by Dr. Barry Sears, the
Founder of the Zone Diet, to teach anti-inflammatory
Inside Outside was a participant in the Texas Medical
Association, American Heart Association “Heart Care
Partnership” risk factor management program for coronary
He is a member of
the American Society of Nutrition and the
Society of Sports Nutrition.
has been in the past a frequent speaker for the American Heart Association and
the Mayor's Fit City Initiative on nutrition and the
prevention of cardiovascular disease and a served as a member of the Advisory Committee of the San Antonio
Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness, a component of the San
Antonio Fit City Initiative.
Christian and Inside Outside have a very active
Community Service initiative, supporting a large variety
of Non-Profits through donations to their silent auctions or
direct monetary donations, and have been Research Pioneer Level
sponsors of the Mind
Science Foundation and
Grant Contributors (8 Years) and a Non-Voting Grant Sponsor of
Impact San Antonio.
He has served on the Board of Directors
of the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio and was the trip
Doctor for the 1992 Germany Tour. He is a Life-Time Member
of the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates and the
Combat Control Association.
Inside Outside and Dr.
Christian have been associated with the University of Texas
San Antonio Kinesiology and Public Health Departments since
2008 and have hosted over
50 Interns over the years.
Christian is member of the National Strength Training and
Conditioning Association and serves as a Strength Training
Training: a strategy to combat the loss of lean mass
and strength associated with the Frailty Syndrome", San Antonio Medicine,
Dec 2013 .pdf file
Article, "Adventures in Wellness", San Antonio Medicine,
2008 .pdf file
Gazette Profile of Charles B. Christian, Jr. M.D.
Eaton, Medical Gazette Editor, writes about Dr. Christian’s
OmegaRx™ Zone Seminar.