Faculty Excellence Awards

The Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award (formerly the Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award) is a criterion-based program that recognizes faculty contributions in four categories: Teaching and Evaluation, Development of Enduring Educational Materials, Educational Leadership and Educational Research.

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching & Evaluation

Kiyetta Hanan Alade, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Mahboob Alam, M.B.B.S., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2545

Interventional cardiology, ischemic heart disease, coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, percutaneous coronary and peripheral intervention, acute myocardial infarction, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease

Aarti Charudatta Bavare, MD. MPH

Assistant Professor

Rapid Response System

Sarah Bezek, MD

Assistant Professor

Antonio Gabriel Cabrera, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-5600

Ventricular Assist Device Support; Cardiac Intensive Care; Clinical Outcomes; Medical Education

Andrew Caruso, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Medical Education; Hospital Medicine; Professionalism

Carla Falco, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Marsha Nortz Gragert

Associate Professor

Aditi Gupta, D.O.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3441

Erica Alane Hubenthal, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-3560

Hamed Jafar-Nejad, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6159

Biliary development and repair (Alagille syndrome); Glycosylation and deglycosylation in developmental signaling; NGLY1 deficiency

Nicolette K. Janzen, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3160

Pediatric Urology

Youngna Lee Kim, M.D.

Assistant Professor

William Buck Kyle, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-5600

Improving Post-Doctoral Education; Development of Community Outreach; Neurodevelopment

Efua Bonnie Leke, M.D., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Huay-Ying Lo, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Michelle Ann Lopez, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Cara Giannotti Lye, M.D., B.A.

Assistant Professor

George T Mandy, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-1380

Respiratory Distress of the Newborn; Prevention and Management of Chronic Lung Disease of Premature Infants…

Ramya Masand, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-7620

Wesley Adam Mayer, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4001

Endourology; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Renal Mass; Ureteral Obstruction; Ureteral Obstruction; Kidney Cancer; Robotic Surgery…

Christina Y. Miyake, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor

Inherited Arrhythmic Sudden Cardiac Death Syndromes: Long QT syndrome, Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia, Brugada Syndrome, Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy…

Shaine Alaine Morris, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-5662

Marfan syndrome; Loeys-Dietz syndrome; Turner syndrome; Aortic disease; Bicuspid aortic valve; Aortic dissection; Aortic dilation…

Roger Kenrick Nicome, M.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Programs

George Robert Parkerson, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7859

Infectious Diseases; Tropical Medicine; Travel Medicine

Jonathan C. Porter, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Spina Bifida; Fetal Interventions Impacting Neurodevelopment; Global Health Education

Ourania Preventza, M.D., M.B.A., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Zubaid Rafique, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Research Director Assistant

Nalini Ram, M.B.B.S.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-5348

Endocrine complications in pregnancy; Ketosis prone diabetes; Thyroid nodules and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology…

Carlos Luis Rodriguez, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Esther Maria Sampayo, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Sai Kaumudi Saridey, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8355

Chronic kidney disease, kidney transplantation, vasculitis and glomerular diseases, dialysis, and the use of translational research in chronic kidney disease care

Navdeep Sekhon, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Gagan K Sood, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 355-1400

Transplant Hepatology; Cirrhosis; Ascites; Hepatic encephalopathy; Portal hypertension; Liver Cancer; Hepatitis B and C; Hemochromatosis…

Adriana Macias Strutt, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8673

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

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

Imelda Michelle Tjia, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5802

Santiago Oscar Valdes, M.D.

Associate Professor

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome; Cardiac Arrhythmias; Pacemakers; Supraventricular Tachycardia

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

Associate Professor of Surgery

Sanjeev Ayyangar Vasudevan, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 822-3135

Pediatric surgical oncology; Neuroblastoma

Qizhi Cathy Yao, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-1765

HIV vaccines; Pancreatic cancer pathogenesis; Nanoparticle targeted delivery

Michele K York, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8673

Zheng Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6489

Molecular genetic studies of clearance of apoptotic cells in C. elegans

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Educational Leadership

Jennifer Carnell, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS); Ultrasound in Low Resource Settings; Ultrasound in Evaluation of the Critically Ill…

Heather Lyne Crouse, M.D.

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine

Kim-Lan Tran Czelusta, M.D.

Vice Chair for Education

Phone

  • (713) 798-4847

Faculty development; Professionalism; Psychotherapy

Sylvia Janette Hysong

Associate Professor

Jeffrey Joongmyung Kim, M.D.

Professor

Molecular mechanisms of sudden death and arrhythmias in heart failure

Mark V. Mazziotti, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 822-3135

Pediatric surgery; Pectus excavatum repair; Minimally invasive surgery

Robert J McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Dean for the School of Health Professions

Phone

  • (713) 798-4613

Sanghamitra Moulik Misra, M.D., B.A.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-6805

Mohammad Hossein Tcharmtchi, M.D.

Associate Professor

Intensive care

Kristin L Whitfield Van Buren, M.D., B.A.

Assistant Professor

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

Jorge Antonio Coss-Bu, M.D.

Professor

Adiaha A Franklin, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Chris Darrel Glover, M.D., M.B.A.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5487

William Buck Kyle, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-5600

Improving Post-Doctoral Education; Development of Community Outreach; Neurodevelopment

Katherine Jennifer Leaming-Van Zandt, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5457

Glenn N Levine, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7300

George T Mandy, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-1380

Respiratory Distress of the Newborn; Prevention and Management of Chronic Lung Disease of Premature Infants…

Alexander Pastuszak, M.D., Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4001

Male Infertility; Vasectomy Reversal; Vasectomy; Varicocele Repair; Erectile Dysfunction; Peyronie's Disease; Male Hormonal Dysfunction…

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

Associate Professor

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

Paula Revell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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

Professor and Director, Clinical and Health Services Research

Urinary tract infections; Healthcare-associated infections; Antimicrobial stewardship

Salim S Virani, M.D., Ph.D, F.A.C.C, F.A.H.A

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5800

Atherosclerosis; Health Outcomes; Guideline adherence; m-health

Marc Harold Willis, DO, MMM

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4417

Quality Improvement; Patient Safety; Musculoskeletal Imaging and Image-guided Interventions; Resident and Medical Student Education