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

Farida Abid, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8273

Corneal Transplantation; Cataracts; Refractive Surgery; External Disease; Keratoconus; Fuchs Dystrophy; Secondary Intraocular Lenses; Lasik; PRK

Erik Antonsen, MD, PhD, MS, FAAEM, FACEP

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-2626

Lisa Bouchier-Hayes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-3320

Lisa Caplan, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-5831

Melissa Mora Carbajal, M.D., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-1353

The Role of Spirituality in Clinical Care; Medical Education - Fellows; Medical Education - Residents; Curriculum Design; Receiving Feedback…

Jennifer Carnell, M.D.

Assistant Professor

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

Cedric Dark, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

John R. Dawson, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 986-5480

Comprehensive Fracture Care; Geriatric Fracture Management; Fracture Nonunions & Malunions; Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma…

William K Decker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Cancer immunotherapy; Dendritic cell vaccination; TH1 polarization

Cintia S De Paiva, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2124

Dry Eye, Ocular Surface Diseases, Animal Models of Sjogren Syndrome, Microbiome, Aging

Goutham Dronavalli, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2500

Lung transplantation and critical care medicine

Mark Joseph Dugas, D.O.

Assistant Professor

Karen D Evankovich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-5046

Dinah Lawrence Godwin, M.S.W.

Assistant Professor

Ganga Gokulakrishnan, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-1380

Stephanie Gordy, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Acute Care Surgery; Surgical Critical Care

Xiaoming Guan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Sandra Barbara Haudek, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3388

Medical Educator, Students and Faculty; Cardiac Inflammation and Fibrosis; Stem Cells; TNF

Jason D Heaney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1778

Testicular and colon cancer genetics; Stem/progenitor cell maintenance; Mouse models of human diseases; Genome editing technologies

Jaclyn F. Hill, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Shiu-Ki Rocky Hui, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-3641

Natalie Hundt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Shane P Jenks, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-2626

Kathryn Marie Jones, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Lubna Ubaid Khawaja, M.D., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Yi-Chen Lai, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Doris Lin

Assistant Professor

Krithika Lingappan, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-1380

Jenelle Eden Little, M.D., FAAP

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-1380

Medical Student Education

Michelle S Ludwig, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor

Atul Maheshwari, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7925

Konstantinos Makris, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 791-1414

Minimally Invasive Surgery; General Surgery; Surgical Endoscopy; Endocrine Surgery…

Fanny Emilia Moron, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4417

Advanced imaging for brain tumors; MR imaging for neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia and movement disorder patients.…

Jodi Ann Muscal, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Solid tumors; New drug development

Alice Lam O'Brien, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Medical Informatics; Simulation Training; Patient Safety and Best Practices; Professionalism; Blood Administration Management

Jennifer O'Neil, Ph.D.

Instructor

Edgardo Ordonez, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACEP, FACP

Assistant Professor

Jaime Ortiz, M.D., MBA, FASA

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-2860

Regional Anesthesia; Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia; Acute Pain Management; Clinical Research; Educational Research

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

Associate Professor

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

Muralidhar H Premkumar, MBBS, DCH,DNB,MRCPCH, MS

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-7980

Danielle R. Rios, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-1380

TnECHO; Improving outcomes in ELBW infants; Cardiovascular physiology; Neonatal Hemodynamics; Vasopressor use in infants

Gustavo A. Rivero, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3750

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

Eric Stephen Schafer, M.D., M.H.S.

Assistant Professor

Developmental therapeutics and Pharmacology, Leukemias, Lymphomas

Victor J Seghers

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4996

Catherine Peishin Seipel, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Reka G Szigeti, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Jenilea Kay Thomas

Instructor/NP

Madhuri Mukhopadhyay Vasudevan, M.D.

Instructor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7378

Sowdhamini Wallace, D.O.

Assistant Professor

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…

Shabana Yusuf, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Educational Leadership

Melissa Mora Carbajal, M.D., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-1353

The Role of Spirituality in Clinical Care; Medical Education - Fellows; Medical Education - Residents; Curriculum Design; Receiving Feedback…

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…

Melvyn A. Harrington Jr., M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 986-6016

Arthritis and joint reconstruction, minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, complex revision surgery, mobile-bearing knee replacements, treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head

Sandra Barbara Haudek, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3388

Medical Educator, Students and Faculty; Cardiac Inflammation and Fibrosis; Stem Cells; TNF

Jared Howell, MS, CPO, LPO, FAAOP

Director-Center for O&P Clinical Innovation

Phone

  • (713) 798-3098

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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

Associate Professor and Director, Network Development

Doris Hichi Kung, D.O.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5005

Electromyography; General Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology; Neuromuscular Diseases; EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies

Anita Vijay Kusnoor, M.D.

Associate Professor

Erica Hubenthal Lescinskas, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-3560

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…

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-1780

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

Eric J Silberfein, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 873-2000

Solid organ tumors; Surgical oncology

David Allan Young, M.D., M.Ed., M.B.A.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Educational Research

Danny Castro, D.O.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-6230

Corrie E Chumpitazi

Andrea Tania Cruz, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5582

Carla McGuire Davis, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-1319

Cara Boyles Doughty, M.D.

Associate Professor

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

Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 791-1414

Geriatric education; Cultural psychiatry; Faculty Development

Andrea Tania Cruz, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5582

Cintia S De Paiva, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2124

Dry Eye, Ocular Surface Diseases, Animal Models of Sjogren Syndrome, Microbiome, Aging

Jimmy Espinoza, M.D.

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests

Caraciolo J Fernandes, M.D., M.B.A.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-3206

Hypoxic-respiratory failure in the newborn; Neonatal Resuscitation; Neonatal Transport; Pulmonary Hypertension; Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia…

Zulfi Haneef, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8259

Epilepsy; Clinical Neurophysiology; Seizure Disorders

Natalie Hundt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Seema Lalani, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-4280

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

M. Regina L. Lantin-Hermoso, M.D.

Associate Professor

Advanced Cardiac Imaging; Fetal Cardiology; Out-Patient Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiology Education for First-Time Learners

Mohan Pammi, M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-1380

Neonatal infections and Immunity; Systematic Reviews

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Nino Carlo Rainusso, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Pediatric sarcomas; Cancer Stem Cells; Patient Derived Tumor Xenografts

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7910

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…

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8673

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Full Professor

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7760