The Association of American Physicians is a nonprofit, professional organization composed of over 1,300 active members and approximately 600 emeritus and honorary members from the United States, Canada and other countries. The goals of its members include the pursuit of medical knowledge, and the advancement through experimentation and discovery of basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine. Each year, individuals having attained excellence in achieving these goals, are recognized by nomination for membership by the Council of the Association. Their election gives them the opportunity to share their scientific discoveries and contributions with their colleagues at the annual meeting.

Christie Mitchell Ballantyne, M.D.

Vice Chair of Research

Clinical and translational research in patients with hereditary lipid disorders for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and genetic epidemiology related to lipids and cardiovascular disease

Arthur L Beaudet, M.D.

Henry and Emma Meyer Chair and Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4795

Neuronal carnitine deficiency as a risk factor for autism; Prader-Willi and Angelman syndrome; Genotype-phenotype correlations for CHRNA7…

John W Belmont, M.D., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4634

Structural congenital heart defects including abnormalities in laterality and hypoplastic left heart syndrome; Medical population genetics…

Malcolm K Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4671

Use of gene therapy to improve responses to cancer

Lawrence C B Chan, M.B.B.S., D.Sc.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4478

David B Corry, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7313

Asthma; Cytokine receptors; T cells; Airway physiology; Proteases

Tony Eissa, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3190

Regulation of Autophagy in Innate Immunity; Cellular Regulation of Nitric Oxide Synthesis in Inflammation; Cellular regulation of misfolded proteins

Hashem B. El-Serag, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor

Barrett's esophagus; Dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease; Viral hepatitis; Chronic liver disease; Hepatocellular carcinoma…

Mark L Entman, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4188

Molecular mechanisms of cardiac injury and repair; Chemokines; Progenitor cells

Helen E Heslop, MD, DSc (Hon)

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4662

Cell and Gene Therapy

Peter Jay Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine

Phone

  • (713) 798-1199

Drug and Vaccine Delivery; Tropical Medicine

Farrah Kheradmand, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8622

Immune cells and lung disease; Matrix metalloproteinases; Cytokine function

Paul Klotman, M.D., FACP

President & CEO

Phone

  • (713) 798-4500

Future of Academic Medicine; Academic Medicine Leadership; Medical Education; Molecular Virology; AIDS Pathogenesis; HIV-Associated Nephropathy

Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair and Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-4298

Developmental, translational and clinical studies of skeletal dysplasias and inborn errors of metabolism

Donald M Marcus, M.D.

Professor Emeritus

Phone

  • (713) 798-6014

William E Mitch, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2500

Control of protein metabolism in catabolic conditions.

Bert W O'Malley, M.D.

Chair/Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6205

Hormone action; Coactivator function; Eukaryotic gene expression; Gene therapy; Nanotechnology

C Kent Osborne, M.D.

Director

Phone

  • (713) 798-1999

Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer; Biology of breast cancer; Resistance to ER and HER2-targeted therapies in breast cancer…

Laura A. Petersen, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-8623

Assessment of the influence the financing and organization of health care services (structure) upon the quality (process and outcome) of health care to enhance the value of health care…

C Wayne Smith, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-0311

Mechanisms of Leukocyte Transendothelial Migration; Mechanisms of Wound Healing of the Cornea; Proinflammatory Effects of Obesity

Wadi N Suki, M.D.

Clinical Professor

Perumal Thiagarajan

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7873