Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. Presidential Award for Excellence in Education

Baylor’s most prestigious, College-wide, competitive award for faculty educational service.

Anita Deswal, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Professor

Clinical and Outcomes Research in Heart Failure

Anne C Gill, Dr.P.H., M.S., R.N.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7760

John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award

For outstanding teaching in the medical school curriculum.

Malford Tyson Pillow, M.D., M.Ed.

Associate Professor

Medical Education; Standardized Patients in Medical Education; Simulation; Evidence-based Presentation Design; Technology in Education

Zaven Sargsyan

Assistant Professor

Clark Faculty Service Award

To honor exemplary service, with professionalism.

Mary E. Dickinson, Ph.D.

Professor and Kyle and Josephine Morrow Endowed Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-2104

Vascular remodeling and heart morphogenesis in early vertebrate embryos

Joslyn W Fisher, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Mothaffar Fahed Rimawi, M.D.

Associate Professor

Management of Breast Cancer; Clinical Trials in Breast Cancer; Locally advanced breast cancer; Neoadjuvant Therapy; Treatment Resistance…

Vandana Gadhia Shah, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Faye Chiou Tan, M.D.

Professor

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, A-G

For a record of quality, quantity, and breadth of teaching and evaluation of learners.

Anjali Aggarwal, M.D.

Associate Professor

Women's Health; Teaching

Ayse Akcan Arikan, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-6230

Basant Arya, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2545

Clinical Interests

Oluwatoyin Ajibola Asojo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jennifer Lyrah Bercaw-Pratt, M.D., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Courtenay R Bruce, J.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4929

Critical Care Ethics; Transplantation ethics (particularly heart and lung); Clinical ethics consultation; Surgical ethics and surgical innovation

Nicholas Patrick Carling, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Jorge Antonio Coss-Bu, M.D.

Associate Professor

Alauna Davis Curry, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Choladda Curry, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-2250

Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies; Pediatric Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH); Clinical Application of Flow Cytometry Analysis

Jenny McDade Despotovic, D.O.

Assistant Professor

Moreshwar S Desai, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor

Marcella Marie Donaruma-Kwoh, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Rola Elfara El-Serag, M.D., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Cara Allison Foldes, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Douglas S. Fishman, M.D.

Associate Professor

Benjamin J. Frankfort, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Translational research; Basic research; Medical and surgical management of adult glaucoma

Jennifer Arnold, M.D., MSc, earned a Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation in the 2017 academic year. She has left the College.

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, G-M

For a record of quality, quantity, and breadth of teaching and evaluation of learners.

Priscilla Jeanine Garcia, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5809

Beth Hackethorn Garland, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3660

Corey Elam Goldsmith, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Adult neurology including headache; EMG/NCS; Neuromuscular disorders; Neurologic complications of infectious disease and other medical conditions…

Bambi Jo Grilley, B.S., RPh, RAC, CIP CCRC, CCRP

Assistant Professor

Jason Ken Hou, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.G.

Assistant Professor

Inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis; Microscopic colitis; Celiac disease; Chronic diarrhea; Colonoscopy

Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7438

Parkinson's Disease; Essential and other Tremors; Movement Disorders; Deep Brain Stimulation; Huntington's Disease; Tourette Syndrome; Spasticity…

Joseph Shimon Kass, M.D., J.D., F.A.A.N.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3695

Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry; Neuro-HIV; Neurohospitalist; Vascular Neurology; Medical Education; Alzheimer's Disease

Katherine Yudeh King, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Role of interferon-gamma in hematopoietic stem cell regulation

Jake A. Kushner, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3670

Frene' De'Shawn Lacour-Chestnut, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-0104

Katherine Jennifer Leaming-Van Zandt, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5457

Daniel Spencer Lemke, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Imaging metabolomics; Neurogenesis

Prakash Masand

Assistant Professor

Carlos Miguel Mery, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 826-1929

Congenital Heart Surgery; Repair of anomalous coronary artery; Tetralogy of Fallot repair; Atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect closures…

Mini Michael, M.D, FRACP, MMed

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-3800

Renal Transplantation; Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS); Nephrotic Syndrome

Carrie A Mohila, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Uma Munnur, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Associate Professor

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, N-S

For a record of quality, quantity, and breadth of teaching and evaluation of learners.

Sandesh C.S. Nagamani, M.B.B.S, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7820

Translational and clinical research focused on inborn errors of metabolism and skeletal dysplasia

Bindi Jayendra Naik-Mathuria, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Phone

  • (832) 822-3135

Pediatric surgery

Julie Rani Nangia, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1999

Care of patients with breast cancer

Joel Neilson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8851

Molecular Biology and Genetics; Cell and Developmental Biology; Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression; Human Disease

Julieana Nichols, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3441

Medical education; Childhood Obesity; Advocacy

Teresia Margareta O'Connor, MD, MPH, FAAP

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3436

Julina Ongkasuwan, MD, FAAP, FACS

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5900

Voice Disorders; Swallowing Disorders; Upper Airway Disorders

Nihar V. Patel, M.D., B.A.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Jennifer Ann Rama, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3300

Asthma; Cystic fibrosis; Pulmonary medicine

Rosa Michelle Schmidt, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Filiz Odabasi Seeborg, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-1319

Mona Dhiraj Shah, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4162

Wayne X Shandera, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Anna Marie Sokac, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3561

Development and Evolution; Biophysics and Computational Biology; Membrane Trafficking; Actin Cytoskeleton; Cytokinesis; Morphogenesis

Lakshmi Venkat Srivaths, M.D.

Associate Professor

James W. Suliburk, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Laurie Sue Swaim, M.D.

Associate Professor

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, T-Z

For a record of quality, quantity, and breadth of teaching and evaluation of learners.

Celestine Shauching Tung, M.D., M.P.H., B.A.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-7500

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Oncology Surgery; Treatment of Ovarian and Uterine Cancer; Treatment of Cervical and Vulvar Cancer…

Robert A Waterland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-0304

Scott Edward Wenderfer

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-3800

Immune Complex Glomerulonephritis; Kidney biopsy; Genetic Kidney Diseases; Mouse Models of Disease; Tissue culture; Translational Research…

Suzanne Woodbury, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-6106

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; Pediatric Electrodiagnostic and Neuromuscular medicine

Amber Meshell Mayfield Yates, MD

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-4362

Neda Zarrin-Khameh, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-4460

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Educational Leadership

For a record of significant leadership in curriculum development or educational administration.

Geri Lynn Adler, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-8660

Gerontological Social Work; Rural Mental Health; Older Drivers; Dementia

Courtenay R Bruce, J.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4929

Critical Care Ethics; Transplantation ethics (particularly heart and lung); Clinical ethics consultation; Surgical ethics and surgical innovation

Teresa Kay Duryea, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3441

Reach Out and Read, Medical Director and Regional Trainer; Continuity Clinic Special Interest Group Task Force, Academic Pediatric Association…

Deborah Chiung Wen Hsu, M.D., M.Ed.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5487

Daniel Spencer Lemke, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Bindi Jayendra Naik-Mathuria, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Phone

  • (832) 822-3135

Pediatric surgery

Amit D. Parulekar, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone

  • (713) 798-2400

Lung Transplantation; Asthma; COPD; Critical Care

Jennifer Ann Rama, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3300

Asthma; Cystic fibrosis; Pulmonary medicine

Jose A. Serpa-Alvarez, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7910

Geeta Singhal, M.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty Development

Moushumi Sur, M.B.B.S., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Satid Thammasitboon, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-6230

Evidence-Based Medicine; Critical Thinking and Medical Decision-Making; Clinical Expertise Development; Mentoring; Diagnostic Errors in Medicine

Elizabeth M. Collins, M.D., MPH, associate professor of pediatrics, earned a Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award in Educational Leadership in the 2017 academic year. She does not have a Baylor College of Medicine profile.

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Development of Enduring Educational Materials

For contributions to the development of high quality, enduring educational materials.

Courtenay R Bruce, J.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4929

Critical Care Ethics; Transplantation ethics (particularly heart and lung); Clinical ethics consultation; Surgical ethics and surgical innovation

Edward Buchanan, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 822-3189

Pediatric Plastic Surgery; Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery; Craniofacial Surgery; Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgery; Microtia Reconstruction…

Corrie E Chumpitazi, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Sedation; Pain Management; Medical Simulation

Harold J. Farber, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3300

Pulmonary medicine; Asthma; Pulmonary complications of neuromuscular diseases; Tobacco dependence

Richard Louis Hurwitz, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4259

Gene therapy; Retinoblastoma; Retinal degeneration

Imad T. Jarjour, M.D.

Debra L Palazzi, M.D., M.Ed.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-1780

Antimicrobial Stewardship; Medical Education; Invasive Fungal Infections; Quality Improvement

Gordon E Schutze, M.D., B.S.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-1305

Jason Matthew Shohet, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4735

Apoptosis pathways and oncogenes in pediatric cancers

Kimberly Guo Yen, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Pediatric ophthalmology; pediatric cataracts and pediatric cataract surgery; amblyopia; pediatric strabismus; nasolacrimal duct obstruction

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Educational Research

For a record of contributions to educational research.

Rohit Shenoi, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5497

Salim S Virani, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5800

Atherosclerosis

Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, A-O

To honor outstanding contributions to the clinical mission by faculty members with 2 - 5 years of service.

Mahboob Alam, M.B.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2545

Bryan Burt, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Andrew Caruso, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Kim Insua de la Cruz, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 355-9910

Veronica V Lenge De Rosen, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4417

Charlene A Flash, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Spencer Greene, MD, MS, FACEP, FACMT

Director of Medical Toxicology and Assistant Professor

Shawn Groth, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Ihab Rafic Hamzeh, M.D., FACC

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2545

Brent Kaziny, M.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor

Donald Lazarus, M.D.

Phone

  • (713) 794-7292

Michelle S Ludwig, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Nader Massarweh, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 794-8017

Derek W. Meeks, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2500

Carlos Miguel Mery, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 826-1929

Laura Monson, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 822-3180

Bindi Jayendra Naik-Mathuria, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Phone

  • (832) 822-3135

Julina Ongkasuwan, MD, FAAP, FACS

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5900

Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, P-Z

To honor outstanding contributions to the clinical mission by faculty members with 2 - 5 years of service.

Jenny Szu-Chin Pan, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8350

Acute Kidney Injury; Kidney Transplantation; Glomerular Diseases

Nihar V. Patel, M.D., B.A.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Tamara Ortiz Perez, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4417

Breast cancer screening and detection; Patient-centered and multidisciplinary care; Community outreach; Education

Gustavo A. Rivero, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3750

Yvonne Hsiao-Fan Sada, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Tina Shah, M.B.B.S, FACC

Assistant Professor

Valvular heart disease, Echocardiography, Non-invasive cardiac imaging, Heart disease in Women

Alireza Abdollah Shamshirsaz, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-7470

Fetal Surgery; Medical Ethics; Morbidly Adherent Placenta; High Risk Pregnancies; Advanced Ultrasound

Theodore B. Shybut, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 986-6016

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, Revision ACL surgery; Rotator cuff repair; Shoulder stabilization (Bankart, SLAP, labral repair, Laterjet); Cartilage restoration, Osteotomies of the knee; Stem cells, PRP; Shoulder replacement

George Van Buren, II, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Melissa Michelle Yu, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4734

Memory disorders; Healthcare Management; Electronic Medical Records; Process Improvement; Quality Improvement; Healthcare Informatics

Star Award for Excellence in Patient Care

To honor outstanding contributions to the clinical mission by faculty members with at least 6 years of service.

Avo Artinyan, M.D., M.S., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Neal R. Barshes, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 794-7892

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD); Foot infections, including osteomyelitis; Vascular surgery (incl. leg bypass)…

Elizabeth Yu Chiao, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-4000

HIV, virally mediated cancers, epidemiology, prevention, outcomes

Douglas S. Fishman, M.D.

Associate Professor

Benjamin J. Frankfort, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Translational research; Basic research; Medical and surgical management of adult glaucoma

Ramyar Gilani, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-8412

Chris Darrel Glover, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Jeffrey Stephen Heinle, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 826-1929

Congenital Heart Surgery; Fontans procedure; Glenn shunt; Heart and lung transplants; Norwood operation; Patent ductus arteriosus ligation…

Richard Todd Ivey, M.D., B.S.N.

Assistant Professor

Malvika Juneja, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Henri Justino, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-5600

Interventional Catheterization; Pediatric Cardiovascular Improvements; Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions

Chester Koh, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3160

Pediatric Medical Device Development; Robotic Surgery / Minimally Invasive Surgery in Children

Seema Lalani, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-4280

Copy number variations and diseases; Congenital cardiovascular malformations; Genetic causes of language/speech delay

Allen L Milewicz, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 822-3135

Pediatric surgery; Skeletal malformations of the chest; Hepatobiliary disorders

Arunima Misra, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Vijay Nambi, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5800

Atherosclerosis imaging; Biomarkers; Cardiovascular disease prevention

Binita Patel, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Rajagopal Viswanath Sekhar, M.D., B.S.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3908

Glutathione deficiency in aging, diabetes and HIV

Karla Arabela Sepulveda, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8590

Patient-centered, high-value, multidisciplinary care; Precision medicine; Clinical decision support; Education innovation

Adriana Macias Strutt, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.-C.N.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8673

Neuropsychology; Adolescents and adults: Monolingual Spanish speakers and bilinguals; Neuropsychological evaluations of children; Epilepsy…

David Freed Vener, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-5831

Master Clinician Award for Excellence in Patient Care

To honor outstanding contributions to the clinical mission by faculty members with 15 or more years of service.

Carlos A Bacino, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-4280

Clinical studies in patients with imprinting disorders (Angelman Syndrome), skeletal dysplasias, and genomic disorders

Alvin Blaustein, M.D.

Creighton L Edwards, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7924

Clinical trials; Drug discovery; Genetics of cancer; Immunotherapy

William E Fisher, M.D.

Professor, Clinical Vice-Chair and Chief

Ellen M Friedman, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P

Professor

Acquired and congenital airway problems; Congenital malformations of the head and neck including lymphatic malformations

Edmond T Gonzales Jr, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3160

Pediatric Urology

David Y Graham, M.D., M.A.C.G.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-0971

Interaction of infectious agents and the gastrointestinal tract; Gastrointestinal effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)…

Stephen B Greenberg, M.D., MACP

Distinguished Service Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4775

Medical Education; Respiratory Viral Infections; Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis; Antiviral Drugs

Carolina Gutierrez, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2106

Silvia Orengo-Nania, M.D.

Professor, Glaucoma and Cataract Specialist

Phone

  • (713) 798-5055

Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma…

James L Pool, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5800

Cardiovascular Pharmacology; Alteration of Lipid Metabolism by Antihypertensive Drugs; Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction

Michael E Speer, M.D.

Professor

Matthew J Wall Jr, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

Chest and the vascular trauma; Resuscitation

David E Wesson, M.D.

Professor and Director, Faculty Education & Development

Phone

  • (832) 822-3135

Pediatric trauma care; Minimally invasive thoracic and abdominal surgery.; Inflammatory bowel disease; Hirschsprung’s disease; Biliary atresia…

Edward John Young, M.D.

Professor

Graduating Class Outstanding Faculty Award

To recognize the top five faculty members as selected by fourth-year medical students.

Uma Ayyala

Assistant Professor

Andrew Caruso, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Medical Education; Hospital Medicine; Professionalism

Francis H. Gannon, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4340

Orthopedic pathology; Medical Education

Joseph Shimon Kass, M.D., J.D., F.A.A.N.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3695

Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry; Neuro-HIV; Neurohospitalist; Vascular Neurology; Medical Education; Alzheimer's Disease

Zaven Sargsyan

Assistant Professor

Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism

To honor professionalism and humanism, and the recipient's ability to model these qualities in the practice of medicine.

Barbara Wells Trautner, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director, Clinical Research