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

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8273

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

Stephen Bujarski, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7998

Christy Yoon-Hee Chai, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-8070

General Surgical Oncology including HPB; Colorectal, Cutaneous, Breast cancer and Sarcoma…

Benjamin Choi, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5468

Andrew Chu, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Priti Dangayach, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-3560

Sagar Dhamne, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-3200

Breast Pathology

Jennifer Haunani Foster, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4646

Neuroblastoma; Pediatric Oncology; Developmental Therapeutics; Clinical Pharmacology; Pediatric Solid Tumors

Ruchi Gaba, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4736

Thyroid Cancer; Thyroid nodules and FNA; Thyroid disorders in pregnancy; Ketosis- Prone Diabetes; Lipid management and Fatty liver disease…

Michael William Gleason, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Alison J. Haddock

Assistant Professor

Melanie L McKissack, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Ionela Iacobas, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4819

Pediatric Vascular Anomalies

Ashley Aarti Joshi-Patel, D.O.

Assistant Professor

Sumitra Khandelwal, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Cornea Transplantation; Cataract surgery; Refractive Surgery

Indranil Kushare

Assistant Professor

Wilson Wei-Sen Lam, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-2899

Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Electrophysiology; Medical Education

Stephanie Ka-Wing Leung, M.D., B.A.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5468

Pediatric Point-Of-Care Ultrasound

Robin Livingston, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Electroconvulsive Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Sarah Kippenbrock Lyons, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3670

Transition to adult care

Jacob Mandel, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2273

Neuro-oncology; Primary brain tumors; Paraneoplastic syndromes; Leptomeningeal disease; Brain metastasis; Clinical trials for primary brain tumors…

Renata Maricevich, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery; Pediatric Plastic Surgery; Vascular Anomalies

Bonnie Marie McCann, M.D., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (936) 321-0808

Non -Classical Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia; Diabetes; Hypothyroidism

Courtney Nicole Miller-Chism

Assistant Professor

Cezarina Mindru, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7384

Infectious diseases

Shola Olorunnipa, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Pediatric Plastic Surgery; Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery; Reconstructive Surgery; Cleft Lip and Palate Repair; Global Health

Andrew Ryan Palisch, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4417

Jose Perez, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8355

Chronic Kidney Disease; End Stage Renal Disease; Glomerulonephritis; Hemo- and peritoneal-dialysis; Hypertension

Matthew Keith Pesek, M.D., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Traumatic brain injury; Acute respiratory distress syndrome; Cerebral vascular autoregulation following traumatic brain injury…

Abbas Rana, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 355-1400

Alexander Ropper, M.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of Spinal Neurosurgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-4696

Minimally invasive spine surgery; Complex spine surgery; Adult spinal deformity; Scoliosis surgery; Artificial disc replacement; Spine tumor surgery…

Tara Rosenberg

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3267

Cleft Lip / Palate Surgery; Vascular Anomalies; Velopharyngeal Insufficiency; Pediatric Dysphagia; Use of Medical Lasers

Robert Jay Sealock

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone

  • (713) 873-3503

Advanced Endoscopy - ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound with FNA; Endoscopic Mucosal Resection; Luminal Stenting; EUS guided drainage procedures…

Melissa Dziuk Svoboda, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Autism Spectrum Disorders; Cerebral Palsy; Pediatric Stroke; Neurodevelopmental Disabilities; Spasticity Management

Jennifer Marie Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Urologic Oncology

Jeremy Ward, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-8070

Elective general surgery; Emergency general surgery; Trauma surgery; Surgical critical care

Jingyin Yan, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8355

Kidney stones; Peritoneal dialysis; Resistant hypertension; Acute kidney injury; Chronic kidney diseases

Star Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care

Rahul Geetendra Baijal, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Julienne Brackett, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Leukemia/Lymphoma; Palliative care; Quality Improvement; Supportive care clinical trials

Kathleen Chen, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Sadhna Dhingra

Associate Professor

Gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreas and renal pathology

Ricardo Jose Flores, M.D., B.A.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-1037

Ellen Jean Fremion, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6333

Transition medicine; Treatment of adolescents/young adults with chronic childhood illnesses or disabilities

Helena Karlberg Hippard, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

J Herman Kan

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-5351

Huay-Ying Lo, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Sandeep Markan

Associate Professor

Prakash Masand, MBBS, MD

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-5302

Pediatric Cardiac Imaging; Liver Imaging; Coronary Anomaly Imaging; IBD imaging

Mark V. Mazziotti, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (832) 822-3135

Pediatric surgery; Pectus excavatum repair; Minimally invasive surgery

Julie K. McManemy, M.D.

Assistant Professor

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.…

Matthew A Musick, M.D.

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; Operating Room Efficieny…

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-1780

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

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2400

Lung Transplantation; Asthma; COPD; Critical Care

Tracy Patel Moorjani, M.D., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 227-1370

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

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-7980

Rajeev Raghavan, MD FASN

Associate Professor - Program Director Nephrology Training Program

Phone

  • (713) 798-8355

Rheumatologic and glomerular diseases, renal ultrasonography, peritoneal dialysis, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and acid-base/electrolyte disturbances

Victor J Seghers

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4996

Rahel Selassie

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 354-9927

Ambulatory Anesthesia; Resident Education; Patient Safety; Operating Room Management

Poyyapakkam R. Srivaths, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-3800

Madhuri Mukhopadhyay Vasudevan, M.D.

Instructor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7378

Ronald Vilela, MD, FACS, FAAP

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3250

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

Assistant Professor

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8673

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-4460

Michael Blaine Zelisko, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

Master Clinician Award for Excellence in Patient Care

Horacio J Adrogue, M.D., FACP

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8350

Acid-base and electrolyte disorders; Hypertension; Dialysis; Acute kidney disease; Chronic kidney disease

Carlos Javier Campos-Lopez, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-5800

R. Paul Guillerman

Professor

Phone

  • (832) TC4-RADS

Judith F Margolin, M.D.

Associate Professor

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

Associate Professor

Quisqueya (Kiki) T Palacios, M.D.

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology; Director, Patient Safety for the Division of Ob-Anesthesia; Mentor, BCM Learning Community Mentoring Program

High Risk OB-anesthesia, Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Substance Abuse Disorder; Mentoring; Professionalism

Venkat Ramanathan, MD, FASN

Professor - Chief of Nephrology - Michael E. DeBakey VAMC

Clinical: Kidney Transplantation, Infections in dialysis patients, Chronic Kidney Disease management, Hypertension, Acid-base disorders…

Jose M Rivers, M.D.

Associate Professor

Theodore Rosen, M.D.

Professor of Dermatology

Phone

  • (713) 798-6131

Cutaneous diseases in African Americans, general disease, mycology (fungal diseases), collagen injection, sclerotherapy, non-invasive fat removal…

Bradford Glenn Scott, M.D., FACS

Professor and Vice-Chair for Education

Phone

  • (713) 873-2000

Abdominal wall reconstruction; Trauma resuscitation; Surgery of the foregut

Jeffrey Robert Starke, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4330

C Philip Steuber, M.D.

Professor

Kimberly Guo Yen, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

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