Faculty Awards for Excellence in Patient Care

Baylor College of Medicine honors outstanding contributions to the College's clinical mission with Faculty Awards for Excellence in Patient Care. Three categories of awards are available to recognize excellence from up and coming (Early Career), mid-career (Star) and senior (Master Clinician) faculty members.

Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care

Tara Lynn Barto, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2400

Cystic fibrosis, transition medicine, pulmonary hypertension, critical care, clinical research trials

Amit Bhatt, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Pediatric Ophthalmology; Retinopathy of Prematurity; Adult Strabismus; Medical Student Education

Daniel Charles Chelius Jr., M.D., B.A.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3267

Congenital and acquired head and neck masses/malignancies; Thyroid and parathyroid disease; Aerodigestive disorders; Sinonasal disease…

Catherine Squire Eppes, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Karin Anneliese Fox, M.D., M.Ed.

Assistant Professor

Morbidly Adherent Placentation; Treatment of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Shilpa Jain, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-3280

Christie M Lincoln, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4417

Kim J Little -Wienert

Assistant Professor

Ramya Masand, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-7620

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…

Stephanie V Sherman, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-3560

Christina Weng, MD, MBA

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery; Macular Degeneration; Diabetic Retinopathy; Retinal Detachment; Retinal Vein Occlusion; Epiretinal Membrane…

Star Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care

Elumalai Appachi, M.B.B.S.

Senior Faculty

Critical Care

Edward Buchanan, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor and Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 822-3189

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

Lubna Chohan, M.D.

Associate Professor

Corrie E Chumpitazi

Ali E. Denktas, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2545

Interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular intervention, valvular heart disease, aortic and mitral valvuloplasty, radiation brachytheraphy for in-stent restenosis…

L. Alexandre R. Frigini, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4417

Abdominal Imaging/Oncology Imaging; Prostate MRI; CT/MR Enterography; Radiology Quality Assurance; Radiology Quality and Safety…

Paul W Hopkins, M.D., B.B.A.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Shayan Izaddoost, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Associate Professor and Director, Network Development

Christina Chen-Yu Kao, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2400

Lung transplantation; Sarcopenia; Sepsis; Arginine metabolism

Katherine Jennifer Leaming-Van Zandt, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5457

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…

Scott D. McKay, M.D., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Ajith P. Nair, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2545

Congestive Heart Failure; Cardiac Transplantation; Mechanical Assist Devices; Pulmonary Hypertension; General Cardiology

Roger Kenrick Nicome, M.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Programs

Christian Michael Niedzwecki, DO, MS

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-6106

Pediatric Traumatic/Acquired Brain Injury; Pediatric Acquired Spinal Cord Injury; Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation

Mohamed O. Othman, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone

  • (713) 798-0947

Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection; Endoscopic Mucosal Resection; Barrett's Esophagus Surveillance and Ablation; Chronic Pancreatitis…

Lavannya Mundayatil Pandit, M.D., M.S., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7961

Pulmonary Hypertension; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Juan Carlos Plana Gomez, M.D.

Don W. Chapman, M.D. Endowed Chair of Cardiology

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

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

Sara Kristen Sexson Tejtel, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-5600

Disease Control & Prevention; Kawasaki Disease

Laila E. Woc-Colburn, M.D., DTM&H, FACP, FIDSA

Associate Professor & Director of Medical Education

Phone

  • (713) 798-2900

Tropical Medicine; HIV/AIDS patient care; Medical Education; Endovascular infections; Fungal infections; Non-Tuberculous mycobacterium

Sarvari Venkata Yellapragada, M.D.

Associate Professor

Lily Zhang, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-2078

Master Clinician Award for Excellence in Patient Care

Christopher I Cassady, M.D., B.A.

Associate Professor

Nancy Glass, M.D., M.B.A.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Glenn N Levine, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7300

Sheila Maria Loboprabhu, M.D.

Associate Professor

Jed Gregory Nuchtern, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 822-3135

Pediatric surgical oncology; Adrenal tumors

Evelyn A Paysse, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus; Pediatric Refractive Surgery, for severe refractive errors associated with amblyopia

David R Roth, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3160

Pediatric Urology

Addison A Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4721